Post Processing

Auto ISO Epic Fail and Topaz to the Rescue!

I am a big fan of auto ISO when photographing from my kayak, because there are many times, I don’t have time to make the in camera changes I want. Between split second action and the fact that I need to try and keep the kayak pointed in the correct location, auto ISO usually get me close enough to get a good picture without having to think too much about my exposures. But sometimes it fails...

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23 Jul

Comet Neowise

As you have probably heard, there is a comet in view in the night sky. Comet Neowise will be with us until the end of the month. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend you make an effort to do so, it is a beautiful sight.

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Slide show and Free Tip!

Here is a short slide show of images I took on the American River between July 1-5, 2020.

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What's New in Lightroom 9.3 and ACR 12.3

There are 2 fairly big changes to Lightroom 9.3 and ACR 12.3 that I want to share with you.

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Spotting Tutorial

I was working on an image and realized it would make a good little tutorial on spotting with the healing brush and patch tool in Photoshop.

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Creating and Saving Camera Raw Defaults in Lightroom 9.2 and higher

With the latest release of Lightroom 9.2, Adobe has changed the way you create Camera Raw Defaults. Camera Raw Defaults allow you to save certain parameters that you want to apply to all your images but don’t want to take the time to apply them to all your images...Here is a little video on how to create and save Camera Raw Defaults in the newest version of Lightroom.

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Old Favorite or New Challenger?

No matter what camera you own, there will be times when noise can be an issue in an image. After getting such good results with Topaz Gigapixel AI, I decided to try the new DeNoise AI and compare it to my old favorite, Neat Image Reduce Noise...

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And the new winner is...

I was recently working with one of my online clients and he is interested in making some large prints from some fairly small files, either crops from his dSLR or images made from an iPhone. So, I decided to look into the best way to interpolate his files for enlargement...

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New Work - Trying something different!

I recently acquired a Tamron 90mm macro lens for the purpose of making highly detailed, artistic images of flowers on a white background.  I decided to create my vision using a lightbox and focus stacking, to create the level of sharpness that I desired...

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I finally got to use the camera for the reason I bought it!

Two weeks ago we finally had some nice clouds and I got to use the Nikon for what I bought it for, long exposures...

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