Browsing all posts in "post processing".

Poll – Photo Editing

Long time readers of Beyond Megapixels are aware of this particular author’s loyalty towards Adobe Photoshop products. As a fledgling post-processor, PS CS3 was a bit intimidating, but now that I know it I feel that I can master just about any post-processing software, given time. In fact, I will be posting a review, then […]

Quick Photo Boost

Sometimes, I consider the photos that I take to be good just the way they are, straight out of the camera. In this instance, with this shot of the San Francisco Peaks as viewed from the Arboretum at Flagstaff last weekend, I was almost happy with the way it was, unaltered: I decided that the […]

Make it Pop

This is an image that I shot of the Grand Tetons, with Jenny Lake in the foreground, during my vacation in Wyoming this past summer. This is straight out of the camera and completely unaltered. It’s a pretty enough shot, but weirdly hazy, and certainly not representative of the sight I saw with my own […]

Establishing a Post-Processing Routine

Having a post-processing routine is beneficial for many reasons, not the least of which is establishing consistency in the final proof of your photographs. I follow a fairly systematic approach when performing post-processing on a set of photographs – often times I’ll have a group of fifty photos or more from a photo shoot, and […]

Fix My Photo – Flagstaff from Mars Hill

I was recently in Flagstaff, Arizona, hanging out for the weekend while my husband had to work a job for the local hospital. I drove up to the top of Mars Hill, from which the entirety of Flagstaff was laid out before me for my viewing pleasure. It was the middle of the day. The […]

How the Heck Did They Do That?

I’d like to have a little bit of fun today. I’m going to post several photos that I found while wandering through Flickr’s Creative Commons. Each photo’s composition and/or effect is cool, and different, and not immediately obvious how it was achieved. Take a look at each photo, and perhaps formulate a guess on how […]

The Power of RAW!

This post is for those who think RAW is a waste of memory, or that JPEG is good enough. The image below is the in-camera JPEG from a Canon Powershot S5 IS, P&S. The extreme under-exposure is intentional. A firmware add-on that enhances the camera’s features (RAW/DNG support, increased max n min shutter-speed, RGB histogram […]

100 STEPS TO IYP – Post Processing

So here we are, back after a long gap. For this lesson of the IYP series, we focus on a very important aspect of photography – Post Processing. Post processing is an important part of photography. If you don’t agree, I would request you through this post and the comments that follow. I’m sure you’ll […]

Post Processing: How much is too much?

I was reading a magazine today and I came across this news item about a photojournalist being disqualified from the Danish Press Photo Awards for excessive manipulation of photographs using Photoshop. He was asked to submit the original RAW files for some of his pictures and there was an unbelievable difference in the original and […]

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