Month: September 2011

Photographing The Northern Lights

This last week I was fortunate to” catch” the northern lights and make some awesome photographs. Actually if you want to photograph the aurora borealis it requires good planning, patience, and a significant amount of luck. Aurora Borealis is named after the Roman Goddess of Dawn (Aurora) and the Greek term for northern wind (Boreas.) …

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The Digital Dilemma–Creating a digital archive

The Digital Dilemma Good Camera Techniques: Shoot, download, save, back-up, reformat. Your camera’s disc is not a long term storage device! They can and will fail at any time. Always reformat the camera disc after you have removed it from the camera and downloaded images. Good Storage Techniques: Your computer’s hard-drive is the best and …

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Creating Clarity With Photographic Technique

Creating Image Clarity using Photographic Technique Some thoughts on image clarity and perceived image sharpness in relation to; Subject Sharpness, Color Value, Image Contrast, and Localized Image Contrast. Subject Sharpnessis the result of several factors including the camera focus, depth of field, camera support, and proper shutter speed relative to subject motion. Subject Sharpness cannot …

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Using The Detail Module in Camera Raw and Lightroom

Using The “Detail” Module In Adobe Camera Raw While these instructions are for use with Photoshop CS3 or CS4, they may also be applied to Lightroom 1.4 or 2.0. The Detail Module controls one of the most important post-processing features available to the digital photographer.    Sharpening: The first adjustment is to set the “Radius” …

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