Category: Post Processing

Klimbim is giving color to the gray past

Here we go again. One of my favorite topics: Traveling through time. With photographs. This time I want to introduce you to an artist whose work I’ve been admiring for quite some time: Olga Shirnina. With a technique which the Moscow-born artist claims to have learnt all by herself online she turns antique black and ...

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Lars van den Brink and his hidden object images

I hardly know anybody who wasn’t enthusiastically looking for Walter as a kid. Children (and adults like me ;)) all over the world are fans of the red- and white-striped, dressed up character with the typical bobble cap and the black glasses. Staring for several minutes at one and the same image and still discovering ...

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A somewhat different kind of hobby for father and son

Adrian Sommeling and his son practice a hobby of a special kind. For many years Adrian has been working in the marketing industry. According to his own statement, he’s cooperated for many national and international campaigns. For some months he’s been focusing on more personal sorts of projects. These projects combine his profession with photography ...

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Comparing the Sigma Photo Pro 6.3 vs. 6.3.2

I read in the dpreview forum that even pictures which were taken with older firmware-versions, will benefit from the more accurate automatic white balance and the more realistic colour rendering of Sigma Photo Pro 6.3.2. To see for myself, I developed six pictures that I took with my DP2 Quattro with SPP 6.3 and 6.3.2. ...

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Snickers advertises with intentionally poorly edited photos

Poorly edited photos belong to those kinds of things that photographically skilled web users like to make fun of in particular. Because hardly anything else can delight a photographer’s heart as much as unmasking a bold Photoshop fake and deriding the responsible person. 😉 There are quite a lot of examples for such images. Hardly ...

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Workflow: Less noise through sharpening with the adjustment brush tool

In the past I almost always sharpened the entire image. Sometimes right in Sigma Photo Pro (SPP), sometimes also in Lightroom after I’d developed the X3Fs and exported them as 16 bit TIFFs. However, since I started taking pictures of birds with the 150-600mm Contemporary lens, I’ve been sharpening increasingly with the adjustment brush tool ...

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Hilarious: Nikon Singapore awards prize to a blatant photoshop fake

As reported by Petapixel a few days ago Nikon Singapore has announced the winner of its latest photo competition. The winning photo, which looks impressive at first glance, was submitted by a photographer called Chay Yu Wei. It shows an airplane while approaching to land, framed by a fire ladder. This photo would have been a very ...

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Interesting Look: Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui

Japan’s capital city is one of the largest and most exciting cities in the world. It is a Mecca for photographers, who have a preference for shooting street, architecture and cityscapes. One photographer whose images stand out from the masses is Masashi Wakui, a photographer based in Tokyo. He photographs only at night and mostly ...

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Foveon workflow: Blue Channel trick for Quattro cameras by using X3F Tools?

Since the blue channel trick doesn’t work with Quattro X3Fs, I tried to find out last week if there’s an alternative to SPP and that particular workflow. Just as a reminder: The blue channel trick is a workflow in SPP used for the conversion of Marrill X3F into black-and-white in order to reduce noise. This ...

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Foveon workflow: Looking for the Blue Channel trick for Quattro cameras

The “blue channel trick“ is a workflow in Sigma Photo Pro (SPP) that clearly increases the usable sensitivity range of Merrill Foveon sensors. The “trick” is actually not a trick as you use the tools that are included in SPP anyway and that you can find easily. The only thing you’ve got to do is ...