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  • Dealing with noise the smarter way

    by Robinstockphotos | 3rd of July, 2013

    You noticed a bear inside a cave just before evening. You recall seeing a duplicate of this shot in the last National Geographic magazine. You bring your thousand dollar camera up with a proud telephoto lens sticking out a couple feet and set ISO to 200 only to find shutter... More
  • Noise Reduction Tools: A Review

    by Robinstockphotos | 10th of June, 2013

    As a photographer, you always get to encounter situations that are worth capturing but the light is extremely unfavorable. If you have a tripod, you are good to go. But that doesn't always help. Recently while trying to make an HDR of a church interior, I wasn't allowed to... More
  • Nikon VR On or Off? How to see in EXIF.

    by Alvera | 17th of August, 2012

    Sometimes you want to see if a photo was taken with VR On or Off. Usual image editing or viewing software don't show this. This is how I do: - Download Exiv2 from here: - Windows version is here: - Unzip in a root folder, I put it in C: because you will have to write... More
  • What is noise and how to handle it? (in 5 minutes ;)

    by Parkinsonsniper | 18th of May, 2012

    Hi everyone, I think noise (or “grain” as called in the analog photography) is the most common problem of most of us, especially for photographers who work outdoor without artificial lighting. There are many softwares, plugins and filters who try to deal... More
  • Goodbye noisy skies with "distorted pixels"!

    by Androniques | 14th of March, 2012

    Hi Dreamers! I guess I am not alone tackling the issue of denoising the skies in outdoor shots, especially when it comes to night photography. Even with photos taken at nominal ISO values (ISO-200 for my camera) I found it often frustratingly noise-prone to make the... More
  • Noisy photos ..

    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 newbies throwing themselves into stock photo... More
  • Getting the most out of your gear - Noise

    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't afford top quality hardware so I have... More
  • Noise Reduction

    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 that work on cs4 extended Noise Ninja-... More
  • Fighting the noise.

    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 thing is to rely on a plugin. For... More
  • Noise reduction: Overexpose, underdevelop

    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. In short it means that one should... More

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