It’s a funny thing, but most photographers aren’t very much into writing. Perhaps I’ve got some quirky gene somewhere, because I actually do like writing, and so I do books, and pages like this for Manfrotto – and enjoy it. But there’s a very basic kind of writing that needs to be part of the [...]
Ruins of former Russian sanatoriums (near Berlin) – „natural“ settings The Dynamic Range (DR) of your favourite camera is limited – that‘s the bad news. It means that in „challenging“ light situations, either the higlights are blown or there are no details in shadows, all black. In the example above, either the windows would be [...]
Specks of dust and people who wander uninvited into your frame (or inconveniently hang around and won’t leave) may not seem to have a great deal in common. But for image capture they share the quality of being unwanted. And because of that, they can be dealt with later, if you wish, with similar techniques. [...]
A short while ago we looked at high-key imagery – bright and white. At the opposite end of the scale, naturally, there is another style, low key. And in the same way that creating a high-key photograph calls for a combination of the right kind of subject or scene, and the way of processing the [...]
Landscape photographers have always had to deal with one simple fact. The sky will generally be brighter than the land, or put into photographic terms there will usually be at least 2 stops difference in exposure values. We all know that this will either lead to washed out sky detail or a dark foreground. For [...]
A step by step tutorial on the use of Photoshop Gradient Map tool. Questo articolo e’ disponibile anche in italiano all’indirizzo: http://www.photofarm.it/wp/index.php/tutorial-sul-gradient-map-come-recupare-i-colori-del-tramonto/ One of the most frustrating aspects of digital photography, especially at the beginning, when people are still struggling figuring out the relationship between capture and post-production settings, is to witness the disappearing of [...]
This article is the first installment of a series of articles designed to help you create a print-ready Master File, starting from an original, unedited, image.
Roberto introduces in his work a new tool and Manfrotto is honored to be able to talk about it, as part of the experience of one of our master photographers. ALCE is an easy-to-use and powerful Photoshop tool to effectively improve and finely tune the local contrast of an image. In his website Roberto gives [...]