HDR In Photoshop CS5 Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Unless you've been hanging out in Antarctica (without an internet connection), you probably know that Adobe has been developing Photoshop CS5 for quite some time. They released this upgrade on April 30th, and one of the most anticipated new features is the program's revamped HDR processing, now called Merge to HDR Pro.
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and involves combining three or more exposures of the same scene in order to extend the dynamic range of a photo. While a single exposure can capture detail in a dynamic range of four to six stops, you can...more
Shoot the Outdoors Indoors Friday, May 14, 2010
Every season seems to have an excuse to keep photographers from getting out into the world. Summer’s heat can be oppressive, winter’s cold can make you miserable, and even within the pleasant confines of springtime rainy days can sideline adventure plans. So what do you do when you can’t get outside to shoot the nature you love? Bring the nature indoors. Mike Moats recently wrote on the Tamron blog about photographing macro subjects like brightly colored feathers arranged in a home studio. He used an extension tube and a wide aperture to get close and shorten...more
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