Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Photos from Europe

OK. Back from an awesome trip through Europe. Have uploaded some to my Flickr gallery.

A few keepers:
View from Palazzone Teatre la Fenice San Marco sinking Lake Bohinj Shaen Hospital Manarola Tuscan hills.


Monday, October 22, 2007

More LR B&W conversion stuff - desaturate in HSL panel

This tip is from Martin Evening (Lightroom News).
Link here to the video: http://lightroom-news.com/2007/08/24/tips-for-better-black-and-white-conversions/

This technique replaces the greyscale conversion tool within LR. It gives more control and the results are less noisy in flat sky areas.

You basically desaturate the image within the HSL panel. A preset can be created to avoid moving every slider each time. Then adjustments can be made using the luminance controls, WB and tint sliders, and vibrance/saturation sliders.

Works very nicely.

Fishmonger, Borough Markets, London. 5D. 35L. f/8 ISO 1000.

Nice read - article about a Jay Maisel presentation.

Came across this great article. Thanks Adam from the PIP flickr forum for bringing it to my attention. It is an article describing a seminar that Jay Maisel presented at a recent photgraphy conference. This photographers' approach to photography and his pictures themselves are inspirational.

Heres the link.

Here are some tips from Jay Maisel that I liked from the article. I thought I'd summarise for my own benefit in case the web page gets taken down later...

Be filled with the subject and have fun with it.
Carry a camera always.
Computers are time suckers. He tries to capture what he saw. Not create a surreal piece of art with photoshop or show how clever he is.
He is stimulated by light, colour and gesture.
All things can have a gesture.
Be aware of every mm of the frame.
Be aware of the difference between what you think you see and what you actually see.
Shape is the enemy of colour.
Perseverence triumphs talent.

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