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Over at Photoshop Cafe, Colin Smith has produced a new tutorial all about sharpening your images. If you shoot RAW, you will need to process your images to bring out the best quality that your files have to offer. This includes sharpening. While JPEG images often come out of the camera with a good amount of fine detail, one of the advantages of shooting RAW is that you are able to customize how much sharpening is applied to your photos and where it's applied. With the high pass mask sharpening technique shown below, you can... [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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If you're reading Imaging Resource, it's a safe bet that you love gear. What better way to talk about gear than with a "what's in my bag?" video from a professional photographer. Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton is traveling in Namibia and has just published a video showing off the gear he took with him. Shooting both landscapes and wildlife in Namibia, he had to take with him a wide variety of gear. Starting with the wildlife-centric gear, Heaton took Canon's latest 200-400mm f/4 lens with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. It's... (read more) [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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After last week's mega roundup which topped 50 camera models, this week's Firmware Friday post is a comparitively short and sweet affair. It's also a little unusual in that we only have news of lens updates this time around, with no new firmware landing for interchangeable-lens camera bodies or fixed-lens cameras in the past seven days. Without any further ado, let's get right down to what's new! Sony FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS Firmware version 05 for the Sony G Master 70-200mm f/2.8 lens was released two days ago, and... (read more) [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
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Winter is on the way and there's no better way to fight off the cold than with some warm glow. In a new Phlearn tutorial, Aaron Nace shows you how to add a warm glow to your photos in Photoshop. If you'd like to follow along with the video tutorial below, you can download the sample image used here. For the most natural look, you will want to employ this technique with backlit photos. The technique relies upon the gradient tool and gradient maps, which Nace covers in his video. Check it out in action below. For more videos... [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
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Modern lenses are very good at handling chromatic aberrations and reducing the instances of color fringing. However, no matter how much lens technology has advanced, certain challenging situations will still often produce chromatic aberration. The most common instances of chromatic aberrations are purple, green or magenta lines along high-contrast edges in your photos. As Scott Kelby notes, it can be an easy problem to fix. Let's see how using Adobe software. While the tutorial shows Kelby working in Adobe Camera Raw, the same... (read more) [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
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2017 has been another year of news stories that produced photos which can often be difficult or disturbing to view. I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year. The following are images of personal victories, families and friends at play, expressions of love and compassion, volunteers at work, assistance being given to those in need, or simply small and pleasant moments. While composing these, I am always reminded of one of my favorite quotes from Mr. Rogers, who once said that when he was young and saw scary things in the news, [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
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If you've been following photographer Thomas Heaton's journey in Namibia, his latest video may well be the most exciting one yet. On his last morning in Etosha National Park in Namibia, Heaton captures three of his favorite images from the trip. He's been finding that wildlife photography is a tricky task, and one much different from his typical landscape photography, but he's getting into the swing of things now. At a watering hole, there were many animals grazing. While it's great for them to get a drink, it also makes the... (read [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
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Capturing the perfect moonrise or moonset in a photograph is a very challenging task. Photographer Matthew Saville is here with NatureTTL to try to make it easier to capture a beautiful moonrise photograph, or at least to help give us the best chance. After all, while you can predict the position of the moon and the sun with great accuracy, the weather is always out of our hands. To arm us with the best information ahead of time, you can use great apps such as Sun Surveyor, PhotoPills and The Photographer's Ephemeris. If you want... [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
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As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2017. Among the events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year): California wildfires, the resignation of Robert Mugabe, the funeral of a Thai king, Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, we bid farewell to the Cassini spacecraft, and much more. See also: the Top 25 News Photos of 2017 and the Year in Photos Part 1 and Part 2. The series comprises 120 images in all. Warning: Some of the [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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Click here to read our Canon EOS M100 Field Test Part I Beginning photographers who are looking to move up from their smartphone or a small-sensored point-and-shoot camera yet are still wanting something that's small and lightweight have numerous options nowadays, one of which being Canon's refreshed, entry-level mirrorless camera, the EOS M100. Similar to its more advanced and pricier EOS M5 and M6 siblings, the Canon EOS M100 offers a higher-res, 24MP APS-C sensor and faster DIGIC 7 image processor. It also gains Canon's... (read more) [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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Click here to see our Olympus 17mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/1.2 Galleries In late October, Olympus announced the new 17mm and 45mm f/1.2 PRO lenses for Micro Four Thirds. We've had some hands-on time with the new fast prime lenses and have now published a variety of gallery images for each of the primes. While full hands-on reports for each lens will be published soon, we wanted to give our readers a chance to peruse our shots and see for themselves how good these new Micro Four Thirds prime lenses are in real-world situations,... [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2017. Among the events covered in this essay (the second of a three-part photo summary of the year): Hurricane Harvey hits Texas, France elects a new president, wildfires rage in Portugal and in California, white nationalists hold a torchlight march at the University of Virginia, a total solar eclipse crosses the United States, and much more. See also: the Top 25 News Photos of 2017, and the Year in Photos Part 1, and Part 3. The [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
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Some of the strongest Santa Ana winds recorded in years have been pushing several sudden and destructive wildfires across the hills and towns north of Los Angeles, burning thousands of acres and hundreds of structures and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes over the past two days. Hundreds of firefighters are stretched across suburbs and foothills tonight, trying to contain fires that are racing westward, pushed by the fiercely blowing winds. Photographers across the region have been taking some remarkable images while covering these wildfires. [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
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As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2017. Among the events covered in this essay (the first of a three-part photo summary of the year): the inauguration of President Donald Trump; the Women’s March on Washington; the retaking of Mosul, Iraq, from ISIS; observations from Saturn; massive opposition rallies in Venezuela; and much more. See also, the Top 25 News Photos of 2017, and, from this series, the Year in Photos, Part 2, and Part 3. The series comprises 120 images in all. [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
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The past 12 months have been eventful, to say the least. From Donald Trump’s new presidency to the enormous Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh; the devastating effects of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria; violent clashes between nationalists and protesters in the U.S.; ongoing struggles against extremists across the globe; and so much more. Here, we present the Top 25 News Photos of 2017—be sure to also see the more comprehensive series, 2017: The Year in Photos, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Warning, some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content. [...]
Mon, Dec 04, 2017
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