Bird on Ground What kind of bird is this? Around a dozen congregate around our bird feeders, dive to the ground and bath in the bowl of water below, and even fight over how gets to have a bath or a feed sometimes!
In this post I’m going to show you how to go post-process this image: By the end, we’ll have an image that looks like this: This tutorial was created using the GIMP, but it’s equally applicable to your favourite editing software as long as it has the same tools. Photoshop, and other editing software should […]
What are your options when you don’t run Windows or Mac and/or don’t want to use proprietary software? Niklas Saers covers some of the options in this blog post. Thanks to him, I learned about ISO Noise Reduction, a GIMP plugin, which I’ll give a try tomorrow. I usually use DCAM Noise, or selective blur […]
Interesting thread on the EOS forums on stock photography websites. I’m a member of both Shutterstock and I Stock Photo but I haven’t been very persistent in uploading photos. After all the trouble one goes to to become a member it’s worth remembering to upload stuff sometimes!
Here’s a long list of channel mixer settings to emulate various black & white films. I used the high contrast setting for the photo below but the different types of film create interesting effects. It’s worth checking them out, but don’t get hung up on them – one setting will suit one particular type of […]
Ted Leung offers advice on what camera books to buy. I’ve read two of them, both books by Bryan Peterson: Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera Learning to See Creatively I have to echo Ted’s sentiments. “Understanding Exposure” was an eye opener for me, but “Learning to see […]