Sunday, August 1, 2021

Along the road

KOA usually not or first choice but any port in a storm.  We are in the overflow area because we didn't plan very well.

It was a great drive on l 70. What fantastic views. Suzette took many with her cell and many with my Oly. 

Our location

Horizons straight or not?

Recently I read, more correctly viewed, a post of award winning photos. Of those I saw none were "wow I wish I took that". One comment was that the horizon was not level. To me or was about 2 degrees off. A response was to the effect that it was an artistic choice. Maybe. But to me an artistic choice would have been several degrees off.

My friend Daijah created this photo which is an artistic great choice. Leading lines with purpose.

Thanks Daijah for permission to share your work.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Filters the why and where

I like Brenda Petrella of OPS, Outdoor Photography School, you can find her on FB, Instagram, Youtube. 

In this podcast she discusses filters and provides links to additional sources.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Noise Reduction and Sharpening

I had been following Matt K tutorials and tips and techniques. In magnet of his videos and tutorials he basically said for NR & Sharpening lightroom and/or Photoshop was all you needed.

Well, he said he's wrong.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Olympus OM Camera Info Screen

Often those new to OLYMPUS wonder how to change the photo/live view screen to display various information. 

The Info button is your friend. See the following screen grabs from me M-5 iii.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Pulling Shadows

This video is about pulling shadows out of your photos. But really it explains ISO and discusses lighting also.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

More on Range Mask

More on range mask mask I'll Lightroom and Photoshop camera raw @[100044366172403:2048:Matt Kloskowski]

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

An Olympus, OM Digital Solutions, Convert

About a year ago I ditched my Nikon D5500 gear in favor of an Olympus OM-D E-M5 iii and gear. I've never liked back. 

Although I'm very comfortable with it's controls, menu and how will it works. There are a lot of features and functions I have not tried. Video, art filters, JPEG customization. 

I also found this article of interest.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Lightroom Texture and Clairty

I've been following Matt K tutorials and like his style. This video shows the why and how using is the Clairty and Texture sliders.

The Secret to Knowledge

I frequently leaf through the a instructional rather than read it. I want to know what's in it so I can find needed information.

I went looking for RTFM and found this,

Cuban’s Secret Knowledge

In the interview, Cuban was asked what he knew about PCs. He answered, “I don’t know a lot, but what I do know is how to open up a manual and read and teach myself.” The interviewer loved the answer and hired Cuban as an entry-level salesman.

Cuban describes this first job in further detail in his autobiography, How to Win at the Sport of Business:

“Every night I would take home a different software manual, and I would read it. Of course the reading was captivating. Peachtree Accounting. Wordstar, Harvard Graphics, PFS, dBASE, Lotus, Accpac… Every night I would read some after getting home, no matter how late.

“Turns out not a lot of people ever bothered to RTFM (read the frickin’ manual), so people started really thinking I knew my stuff.”

Monday, March 1, 2021

Ten things to consider

This post is targeted at bird photography but all apply to most subjects. Consider which of the 10 work for your image.