The Fine Photograph

I am back from Indiana where I gave a seminar on Photography, Lightroom and Photoshop. Many thanks to a great group of people at the Goshen Photography Guild for their support for the program which sold out the available seats. The venue was great and the experience was wonderful and fun.

The day after the seminar a group of us went after images at Michigan City along the lake with the Chicago skyline visible (slightly) in the distance. Some were hoping for a sunset with the skyline, but cool air and wind were there instead.

IMAGE SHARPENING

As is typical when giving a seminar, you never know how the questions and overall flow will go until it happens. I wanted to include a section on image sharpening which time did not allow. So, I want to direct people to my Learning Page for more information and in particular the two articles, Smart Sharpen , and the High Pass Filter for sharpening images. There are, of course, many other ways to sharpen images, but these two are both powerful, versatile, and the most used.

The two gulls in the photograph above were surprisingly cooperative considering the exposure time for the image was 20 seconds. This was done with the aid of a neutral density filter that allows the moving water and clouds to appear as smooth tones rather than fine detail, while stationary content is registered in a normal manner. Great fun.

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2 thoughts on “The Fine Photograph

  1. Karen E.H. Atwood May 25, 2017 — 10:56 pm

    For some reason no photo attachment came through – then again, since Verizon just “migrated” us to AOL since Verizon will soon no longer be supporting email, maybe it’s attached somewhere but I just don’t know how to access it… : (

    1. When you follow you get emails indicating that a new post is available. The emails do not contain images. Notice that in the email the Title is a link, which will take you to the full blog and the images. Now you know.

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