Seeing Double

There are functions of your camera that sometimes get forgotten in the push to get the perfect image in your camera.  I was doing some hand held macro work outside in the back yard. There was a slight breeze so I switched the Fujifilm X-T2...

Expanded Exposure Bracketing with the Fujifilm X-T2

I had all but given up on using exposure bracketing on my Fujifilm cameras. I would shoot the standard three frames, regular exposure, +1 and -1 and then use Lightroom’s merge to HDR to build a “High Def” image. Problem was that I could get...

What is Auto ISO and How to Use It

Did you know that most modern digital cameras have the ability to set ISO automatically? Back in the film days, you would drop a roll of film into your camera and your ISO, or ASA as it was known back then, would be fixed for...

10 Tips for the Fuji X-Pro2

Having had my Fuji X-Pro2 for a couple of months or so now I'm very impressed with its capabilities and glad I made the investment. As a replacement to the original X-Pro1 it certainly builds on the X-Pro legacy, but as with all new...

7 Leading Line Photography Composition Tips

Dear friend, I wanted to share you this article leading lines: What is the purpose of leading lines? To direct your eyes to the subject. The easiest way to create leading lines for your photos is to first look for the leading lines, and then try to position...

Capturing Winter – a photographer’s guide

By Chris Upton With low raking light, crisp clear air, lingering morning mists, beautiful frosts and (hopefully!) a covering of pristine white snow it’s no wonder that winter is a photographers delight. The icing on the cake is that at this time of...

Transformations

The recent update of Lightroom CC includes a new development panel called Transform. Among the options on this new panel is the Guided transform which lets you show Lightroom just how you want to straighten your image. It also includes an Auto...

On The Level

Digital cameras have all sort of things to assist you in making images. Automagical stuff like focus assistance and white balance determination. Informational stuff like current shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.  The information you can display while you are looking thru the viewfinder or at the...

3 Uses for Lightroom’s New Reference Photo Feature

This past week Adobe released Lightroom CC 2015.8. The new release has some fixes, new camera profiles, and a new feature that allows you to compare the image currently being processed in the Develop Module against a reference image. The reference image can be another...