Posts - Photography

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Find your camera shutter actuation count using gPhoto2

27 September, 2013 - 3 min read

This method can be used to obtain the shutter actuation count on the following cameras: Canon 1D Mark II Canon 50D Canon 5D Mark II Canon 5D Mark III Canon 7D Canon T2i There may be a few other compatible cameras too. Let me know if you have confirmed another model which works using this method. Mac… Read more

Measuring flash durations of speedlight and studio lighting and strobes

19 January, 2012 - 6 min read

It’s been a while since I’ve written a technical article. But today I’m going to talk about flash durations. After a bit of wild searching on the internet, I couldn’t really find any good resources showing actual real-world measurements of flash durations of speedlights, especially t.1 measurements… Read more

How To Calculate Exposures Quickly at Night Time

17 February, 2010 - 3 min read

Night photography generally requires very long exposures, often several minutes at a time. To get the best image quality, we need to keep the ISO as low as possible to keep our noise levels down to acceptable levels and also to minimize the occurrence of hot pixels and sometime banding artifacts… Read more

Photoshop Smart Objects for Photographers – Part 1, Soft Proofing and LAB Color Mode

07 August, 2009 - 5 min read

One of the great things that has happened since Photoshop CS2’s release, is the introduction of Smart Objects. Today we’ll talk about how photographers who shoot RAW can use smart objects in Photoshop to their advantage. One the features that we have been all waiting for is soft proofing in… Read more

Photoshop Smart Objects for Photographers – Part 2, Gradient and Selective White Balance

17 July, 2009 - 5 min read

Welcome to Part 2 of the Smart Objects for Photographers tutorial. This is a step-by-step tutorial on processing images using smart objects, in particular, selective white balancing. This straight out of camera image below is what we will be working with today. It is an image of Bronte Baths in… Read more

How to enhance colours in photographs with Photoshop

01 June, 2009 - 8 min read

Today we’ll talk about enhancing colours in a photograph. In particular, we’ll talk about increasing the saturation or vibrancy in an image. Not so much the changing of, or adding of color casts, but enhancing the look of the colours that are already in the photograph to begin with. This is one of… Read more

Multiple Exposure Blending for Landscapes

22 May, 2009 - 6 min read

Today we will be talking about multiple exposure blending. We will be blending multiple exposure to capture more dynamic range in a scene. This technique is more suited towards landscapes, such as those with sky and water/land structures in them where the scene is bright on one section (e.g up high… Read more

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