A Guide to Photographing Fireworks

A Guide to Photographing Fireworks

Just in time for tonight’s fireworks shows I have a guide to help you get great shots. Taking great photos of fireworks isn’t very hard and once you have the right settings you’ll be able to capture great shots. Overall, the settings are a means to get the right exposure for your shot and your shutter speed will be a big factor is the final result. Shutters ranging from 1/5th of a second to 60 seconds may look good depending on the desired amount of fireworks you want to capture.

Lightroom Classic CC Update (Version 8.2) - Enhanced Detail Before and After

Lightroom Classic CC Update (Version 8.2) - Enhanced Detail Before and After

Enhanced Details came out for Lightroom Classic CC in February of 2019. It is a new feature that can help improve the rendition of RAW files to Lightroom. Adobe claims that you should see improved color, detail, edges and less artifacts! Well I think we all want that! If you aren’t sure let me show you what it does.

Lightroom Classic CC Update (Version 8.2) - Enhanced Detail Working on Windows 10

Lightroom Classic CC Update (Version 8.2) - Enhanced Detail Working on Windows 10

I’m a little late to this update party, but maybe you are too. In February of this year, Adobe released an update to Lightroom Classic CC, Version 8.2. One of the main features of the update was the Enhanced Detail feature that was added for supported RAW files. Adobe says the following about Enhanced Detail:
Enhanced Detail “…produces crisp detail, improved color rendering, more accurate renditions of edges, and fewer artifacts. Enhance Details is especially useful for making large prints, where fine details are more visible. This feature applies to raw mosaic files from cameras with Bayer sensors (Canon, Nikon, Sony, and others) and Fujifilm X-Trans sensors.”

Well I think we can all agree that those all sound like beneficial improvements to our images, so I wanted to check it out. However, I wasn’t able to use it and kept getting an error message saying I needed to update to the most recent version of Windows 10. If you are having the same issue then I think you’ll find the following helpful to get you up and running with these new updates.

What are Luminosity Masks? Free Action and Video

What are Luminosity Masks? Free Action and Video

If you are using Adobe Photoshop to edit your photos, or you know others who do, then you’ve probably heard the word luminosity masks thrown around quite a bit. So what is all the fuss about? Truth is, luminosity masks are a great tool to assist you in making targeted selections so adjustments focus on only portions of the image. In this tutorial I’m going to touch on what a mask is, then what luminosity masks are, and finally how to create a Photoshop action to quickly create luminosity masks for all your images. After reading the tutorial, check out a short video on all these subjects and don’t forget to download my free Photoshop Action to try out.

Review of Haida's New M10 Filter System

Review of Haida's New M10 Filter System

Haida Filter recently came out with a new filter system, the M10, and I jumped at the opportunity to take a look to see if there had been improvements made in functionality. I had not seen the system prior to receiving it, so I had no idea of what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised when I unboxed the new system as it was just what I had been wishing for and more.