Lori and I like to pack our weekend trips as full as possible. It takes some strategic planning, and often a decent amount of caffeine, but we’ve gotten pretty good at hitting the major attractions of a city in a 2-3 day span. Of course, when in Montreal, we couldn’t miss the famous Cathedrale Marie Reine du Monde (English: Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World). Although not as colorful as Notre Dame, it was also much less crowded. While there, a small assortment of tourists and homeless came and went, but we basically had the place to ourselves.
I grew up in northern Ohio, in the United States. In my teens, I started taking photos as I wanted to add portraits of my father to the family photo archives. The latter, Chuck Lupica, always had his faithful Argus camera handy, and it really inspired me, and I even thought of a career in photography, but I originally chose other paths.
This article, Tone Mapping Puberty, reveals how tone mapping works and explains how to use Photomatix to produce a crucial image in the development of any HDR photo.
This HDR tutorial covers step-by-step how I edited this HDR panorama to it’s completed state from bracketed source DNGs to final Photoshop edit. This is certainly not the only way to accomplish similar results. HDR panoramas are fickle beasts, but my methods work for me.
Maine beaches, in Winter, are for the hardcore. Equipped with waxed boards, steely gazes, and dry suits winter surfers don’t mess around. Interestingly, I met someone I knew while shooting and was able to capture this stoic HDR photo of him.
Scenic nature photographer Collyn Rankin reveals how he scouts and catalogs locations, predicts ideal conditions, and takes beautiful nature pictures. Don’t look into his eyes or you may never get out.
It’s time to become a responsible post-processor. In this article we’ll discover how to properly handle and prepare your straight-out-of-camera infant RAW photos so they have the best possible chance of making it through the next stage in the HDR life cycle, the always awkward and often volatile “tone mapping puberty” stage.
You ever feel the urge to escape to the snow encrusted backwoods where preferred method of transport is a snow mobile and cell coverage is scarcer than un-fried food at the country fair? Neither does my wife… But I sure do!
When taking nature photos, there are many aspects that go into the planning of a shoot. I study weather patterns, sun position, and both sunrise and sunset times, to determine the best possible time to visit each location. While this method has been successful, I find that…
Unlike some bundles of joy, HDR photos don’t happen by accident.
Unless you know what you’re doing, most likely you’ll end up embarrassing yourself. With that in mind, I’m here to help. Explicit direction for capturing photos that are prime for development into a fully mature HDR photo.
Still a fully functioning Catholic cathedral, I have one important piece of advice for successfully photographing the gorgeous interior of Notre Dame in Montreal: DON”T GO DURING SUNDAY MORNING MASS!
Inspiring black and white street photos by Tokyo street photographer Hidetaka Onoyama.
With a few curves adjustment layers, a high pass filter, and some selective Photoshop edits, this shot of a church in Brighton from Pete and Dalene of Hecktic travels shines.