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Colour shift in images after noise reduction in Noiseware
posted by gnohz - 19th of november, 2010
I experienced a colour shift/saturation drop in my photographs when I processed them using the noise reduction software, Noiseware. The original images looked fine after converting to JPEG from the RAW files, but there is a significant... More...
Noisy photos ..
posted by infotrontof - 7th of october, 2010
Had a bit of a problem myself .. too much noise in the photos. I thought the lens I used was at fault but a friend nicely showed me a few things I didn't know. This is gonna sound stupid to many of you but I'm sure quite a lot of... More...
Checklist photography
posted by p0temkin - 27th of july, 2010
.... Exposure? Check. Rule of thirds? Check. Noise? Check. Focus? Check. White balance? Check. Boring? For sure. Im a photo newbie, so the above checklist is usually quite time consuming to get past. And getting the photo... More...
They Say Pocket Digital Cameras Are No Good For Stock
posted by wisconsinart - 11th of february, 2010
I've seen a post or two from people saying how difficult it is to get images accepted with low end cameras. Your ability with what you can do may be limited, but the truth is, low-end cameras take excellent pictures. There are a few... More...
Silence Is Golden
posted by littlelion - 6th of january, 2010
Silence is golden. Really! When working from home, one must learn to make do with the resources available at hand, unless of course, the will and the wallet are high and deep, respectively. My very own challenge was reaching silence... More...
Getting the most out of your gear - Noise
posted by digitalg - 7th of october, 2009
Photographic gear, of course ;) Maybe the professional doesn't need to worry that much about grain/noise. Modern and professional (expensive) cameras create noise free images on most situations ... But I do worry about it, I can'... More...
RAW and EV setting
posted by pradi - 30th of may, 2009
Underexposure or overexposure? It all depends the purpose of the pictures. If you just want to have some photos from your holiday or from a party with some friends, one tends to shoot in JPEG i.s.o. RAW. In many cases you would select... More...
Noise Reduction
posted by halient - 25th of january, 2009
After my last trip to Costa rica I realized that I had lost close to 2000 shots due to my ISO setting causing noise. Since I have been home I have tried quite a few noise reduction solutions. So here they are. All photoshop plugins... More...
Making HDR Pictures (Part IIC)
posted by espion - 26th of august, 2008
HDR pictures generated by Photomatix per se are not good enough for stock photos. There are three main defects that needs to be removed before it is of suitable quality, namely artefacts, high noise levels, and severe chromatic... More...
Shooting in RAW format to reduce noise
posted by retina2020 - 28th of may, 2008
I've recently came back from a volunteering mission in Morocco. I needed to pack light so didn't bring my full camera gear and didn't bring my flash. Now not having a flash means that many of the indoor lighting conditions I had to... More...
The first you must do!!!
posted by pauloresende - 3rd of april, 2008
In Easter i make a trip to Madrid. And i think to my self, "great i can relax and i can visit a new country and make some pictures for stock!" Maybe because i was on vacations i feel more relax and don´t pay attention to the details,... More...
Tack sharp and noiseless image
posted by shuttlecock - 14th of february, 2008
If you constantly get rejections for blurred and noisy images, why not try your hand at Vectors. It can be a pain to learn but once you have gotten the basics you can really do wonderful things with Vectors. Almost lifelike 3d stuff.... More...
Which Brand
posted by redsun81 - 24th of september, 2007
Why Canon,Why Nikon Why Sony?This is not a BRAND war Just curious what made you go for that particular brand .Excerpts from an Article "As you can see in my signature below, I’m a proud D200 owner and have been for almost 9 months.... More...
Fighting the noise.
posted by sebcz - 22nd of september, 2007
Dealing with noise, especially when shooting at high ISOs, can be a frustrating thing to do. It can be done by playing with exposure, let me direct you to this blog article by Actionwatcher. If you use PS (most of us do) the easiest... More...
Noise reduction: Overexpose, underdevelop
posted by actionwatcher - 19th of september, 2007
Have you heard this formula? If you first camera was Kodak Instamatic you probably have. If you first camera was digital you probably haven't. Overexpose, underdevelop is an older (though still widely used in practice) way of shooting.... More...
Dealing With Low Light and High ISO
posted by wysiwygfoto - 12th of september, 2007
Many photographers that are shooting for the micros often are concerned with relation to situations where there is low light and a high ISO is required. I've heard artists ask if they should just skip the image altogether and are frustrated... More...
Bad camera or bad Photographer?
posted by pauloresende - 29th of august, 2007
On Saturday I go with some friends to a Canyon to make some canyoning. Of course that my machine (fujifilm 9600) come along, I was a little afraid because electronics and water don´t mix. That was a great chance to make great pictures.... More...
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