Tag Archives: Photoshop

Through The Lens of a Fisheye

I used a fisheye or wide angle lens for the first time yesterday and I am happy with the results. It will take a great deal of practice to know how best to use it, but I am on the … Continue reading

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Fun With Photoshop’s Photomerge

My Canon EOS M3 does not have a panorama feature, consequently, I am using Photoshop’s Photomerge function (external link) to produce wide area shots. This is the first time I’ve gone through this process and I am pleased with the … Continue reading

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The Changing Language of Photographs and the Mystery of HDR

In the last few years I’ve noticed photographs changing. They don’t reflect what is. From magazine shoots to real estate ads, there has been a change in how our world is expressed. Things are more luminescent and vibrant. More, evocative. I … Continue reading

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Now to The Writing

I’m back from a week in Quartzsite, Arizona, where I was gathering material for a future Rock&Gem article. Speaking of which, the editors of that magazine inform me that my next article will appear in their March issue. Besides writing, … Continue reading

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Photoshop is More Magical Than You Think

Take a look at these before and after photos. The first photo shows a roughly corrugated gold flake no more than two centimeters across. With my fancy new macro lens the lower middle is squarely in focus. And that’s it. … Continue reading

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Taking Photographs

Be prepared to take your own photographs for most of your writing. While some publishers still assign photographers to gather images, this practice is now the exception, not the rule. Here’s five things I’ve learned. Get closer. Don’t assume you can enlarge … Continue reading

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