A few years ago I had written about Guillermo Luijk’s technique to remove completely noise from digital photos. We know that this is a difficult task, but his solution is relatively simple: Shot the scene in a correct exposure according to our usual workflow; Repeat the shot now reducing shutter speed by 4 f-stops that… Read More
I’m just out of eBay where I bought a second-hand Minolta 1.4x lens converter to extend a little my tele-lenses when I put them on my Sony Alpha 700 and the old faithful Konica-Minolta Dynax Maxxum 7D. I think it is going to support me when I go to Nepal (Bardia National Park) in next… Read More
You know it: JPEG image format allows to compress a photo picture without too much loss. But there is some loss. For real. You want an evidence? Open an image, save it in JPEG; Start over 600 times. The image deterioration will cumulate: Generation Loss from hadto on Vimeo.
2009 starts with some new equipment in Roumazeilles.net home: An HP LaserJet 1005. The lowest B&W laser I could find at HP (I am faithful to this brand even if the last LaserJet 1022 failed suddenly far before the end of its normal useful life). It’s a Windows-based printer used on the local network, but… Read More
I collected a long list of tutorials (mostly in English) on my other photo website: Tutorials for Photoshop and The GIMP.
Newsrooms are full of weird coincidences. For example, we just learned that two products often presented as direct competition were launched this Fall. To my right, here is Adobe with its boxing champion, Photoshop, loaded up to version CS4. To my left, Linux and its community of free developpers pushing the challenger on the ring,… Read More
Here is an interesting case (I think) of how I work on the photos I shot. Usually, I think of it as development of the digital image. Like for its argentic/analog counter-part, I have to work a little on the image to make it printable, but I also have to prepare a correct framing of… Read More
On the Canon USA web site, there are a few interesting articles about the recent Canon EOS 50D. A good way to evaluate the performance we all can expect from this nice camera for enthusiasts. EOS 50D: Quick Control Screen EOS 50D: Peripheral Illumination Correction And remember that Full Frame cameras are for the richest… Read More
I created on RedBubble a calendar (for 2009) that I think should be interesting for people in love with all kinds of artistic alterations. Images taken from the Paris metropolitan railway (le Métro) in a station under heavy repair. It brought images from the past (probably 20 years ago or more) through the remains of… Read More
After some interesting comments seen about the age of the current EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS tele-zoom from Canon (for example, in the recent test done by Chasseur d’Images), there is now an active rumour about the arrival of a real replacement. The Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS II would no longer be a push-pull design… Read More
We were waiting for it, we were speaking about it, we were murmuring. Here it comes. Sony just let some information leak about their new super-tele-lens to complete an already rather rich list of good quality lenses: The Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM is described in the PDF documentation of the Sony 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G… Read More
This is right that many people feel obliged to use Photoshop to manage their photo images. But in most cases, nearly any other tool would be as good. I think first about the excellent IrfanView which is free and does a lot of digital photo management. But it is also true that if you really… Read More
OK! I don’t really know what it will be but one of the web sites I regularly check (Photoshop Insider) announced a bizarre event: WorldWide PhotoWalk. The idea is just to have photographers going to a place to walk together in a town they know in order to shoot a few pictures and… share. This… Read More
Two articles written exactly for photographers willing to improve their flash expertise. I found them on the Internet and wanted to share them with you, photo friends. Natural looking flash. Right! It may be very difficult to get a nice looking lighting without burning everything with lights that cry “flash”. White Seamless Tutorial. A 5-part… Read More
What I do (or should be doing, since -like everybody else- I can’t stick to my good resolutions) in order to obtain beautifully detailled photographs. It’s even more important if you want to make them ready for printing in large size (on your brand new A3 inkjet printer or poster-size at a print shop). A… Read More
I have collected a few posts at LifeHacker that I wanted to share with you because they are concentrating on some easy and powerful techniques to be used with Photoshop. Create Eye Catching Color Effects on Black-and-White Photos Create Photorealistic Reflections in Photoshop Reduce Redundancy by Creating Photoshop Actions
Several times, I talked about the limitation to photo image quality by light diffraction but I failed to go into the details. To the general request of one reader who asked, I will try to give some explanations to better understand why the digital photographer must absolutely take that into account to make better pictures… Read More
I don’t intend to go too deep into this kind of extreme photography right now, but I wanted to indicate two news items that could be reflecting on the continuous trend toward larger sensors and additional pixels: 50 Megapixel Hasselblad H3DII-50: 36x48mm CCD sensor. Kodak Unveils 50-Megapixel CCD Again, those people are keeping pixel size… Read More
I assume that the lens choice was not the right one. Unfortunately, I could not find the author of this image.
With all this talk about existing Full-Frame photo cameras (Canon EOS 5D, Nikon D3) and about possibly upcoming new ones (Sony Alpha 900, Canon EOS 5D Mk II or some other similar name, etc.) many photographers happy with their existing digital equipment are wondering: “What’s all the fuss about?” And it’s a good question to… Read More