Dodging and burning is an easy and effective way to make portions of your image lighter or darker. So why is it so confusing to understand how it works? Because the terminology comes from the old darkroom days when processing photos was a two stage process. First we made the NEGATIVE by exposing the film to light. Just like when you make an image in your digital camera … [Read more...] about How to Use the Dodge and Burn Technique in Photo Processing
Last week, the folks over at Skylum (previously known as MacPhun) released a major update to Luminar, their premier photo editing software. The new release contains some massive improvements that you are going to love! Plus, if you already own Luminar 2018, this new version is completely free. If you haven’t tried Luminar yet, now is a great time. Pick up a free trial … [Read more...] about What’s New in Luminar 2018 Version 1.2 “Jupiter”
One question I get asked quite frequently since doing my review of Luminar 2018 is “What is the difference between Lightroom and Luminar and which is better?” While Lightroom and Luminar do have some things in common, there are more differences between them than similarities. In this video I’ll explain the similarities and differences and show you which features I use and … [Read more...] about Lightroom vs. Luminar – What’s the Difference?
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
A few months ago I started to feel like my post-processing routine was getting a bit stale. I guess as soon as I can call it a routine I should be changing it up a bit! But the software I was using had some problems. My workflow consists of 1, 2 or 3 steps, depending on what I want to do with the image: Step 1: RAW processing using Lightroom - sometimes this is all it … [Read more...] about Luminar 2018 SuperNova Review and Video Demo