A new version of Aurora HDR is coming out on October 4, 2018 and it contains some big improvements to the software. But is it all worth it? Well … that depends. In the video demonstration below I compare the 2018 and 2019 versions of Aurora to show you what’s new and help you decide if it is a good time for you to upgrade. Of course, if you haven’t tried Aurora yet, … [Read more...] about What’s New in Aurora HDR 2019? Is it Worth It?
I’m having so much fun playing with HDR again! I feel like a whole world has re-opened. I used to enjoy HDR many years ago, but I have always wanted my final images to have a natural look. Achieving that look was challenging with the software that was available to combine exposures and time consuming to do it by hand in Photoshop. So when camera sensors started getting … [Read more...] about How To Use Layer Masks To Make Realistic HDR Images With Aurora
After the long drive from the west coast of Canada to Scotland (which incidentally took longer than going to China!), I gave myself a day to rest up, get over the jet lag, and make sure my brain was in gear. I really needed to be able to think straight before embarking on the mighty challenge of driving on the left to the Isle of Skye. On my rest day, I like to get out for a … [Read more...] about Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland
It was an unexpected surprise. I met up with the group I was to travel with in Iceland for the next 9 days over the most exquisite dinner. I didn’t know the food was going to be so good! But what turned out to be an even better surprise was finding out that there was a high level of aurora activity in the forecast. On our very first night! Sweet!! The original plan was to … [Read more...] about Iceland: Aurora on Our First Night