OP Expert George Lepp tackles your technical photography questions in Tech Tips.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Make Your Best Black-And-White
B&W: Where To Start • Histograms In All The Right Places • Diffraction Ratings • Enhancements • New Film Scanners Many articles in OP suggest software programs to try for converting color images to black-and-white and discuss how to fine-tune the converted images.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Autumn In Alaska
Tips from the Field, Denali National Park, August 2010 I spent the last week of August deep in the heart of Alaska’s Denali National Park & Preserve as the visiting specialist for Camp Denali’s photographic Special Emphasis program.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Focusing Is For The Birds • The Dark Side Of Long Exposures • Big Images From Small Files • To Tilt Or Not To Tilt Autofocus is a cooperative function of the camera and the lens.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Photo Apps For Everyone
Apps For Androids And iPhones • The Good Old Digital Days • The Good Old Slide Projector Days I keep hearing about photo apps for the iPhone, but I’m planning to get an Android-based smartphone.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Protective Symbols • Turned Off With Tripods • Hold Still...1, 2, 3...HDR! • Old Flash, New Digital I had it on my computer as a JPEG image and was able to attach it to my photos as a layer in Photoshop. Where can I find it again?
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
How To Go Wide
Pointers For Panoramas • The Dark Side Of Wildlife Photography • Presentation Preparation • Filter Essentials Okay, I admit you have me hooked on composite panoramas, and I’ve been working on perfecting my capture and processing techniques. But two problems keep coming up.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Resolution Vs. Sharpness
Crowded Pixels • Extender Percentages • Shedding Light On Adobe Lightroom • Protection • Laminates • Storage Is In The Cards The 18-megapixel APS-C sensor has the advantage of higher resolution if you photograph with quality optics.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Future Of Nature Photography
The Next Generation • Show Me The Money • The Crystal Ball • Too Much Of A Good Thing We’ve just returned from the 16th Annual Summit of NANPA, the North American Nature Photography Association (www.nanpa.org), an organization that promotes responsible and creative photography of wildlife and the landscape. The Annual Summit always is an occasion to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and to be inspired and renewed by the amazing work shared by professionals and skilled amateurs in this field.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Watch Out For Blowout
Exposures In All The Bright Places • Traveling With Photo Gear • Fine-Art Prints, Or Not In the days of film, exposure in bright areas was always a challenge, and we’d constantly try to outthink the meter by over- or underexposing our images.
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