Articles Published - Post-Processing

Calvin Hollywood's "Freaky Detail"

A German photographer by the very cool name of Calvin Hollywood some time ago devised a Photoshop post-processing technique called "Freaky Detail".  Hollywood's technique intensifies local contrast and brings out details.  It is very handy when applied to subject matter such as rock shelves, timber jetties, or any other weathered, texture-laden surface whose details you [ continue reading ]

The Making of "The Smoking Gun"

Almost five years ago to this date, an old Flickr contact of mine, Rich Legg, created a photographic image of a smoking gun.  I was impressed, and I commented on his image at the time.  I recently decided to have a go at this type of shot myself, and did so today.  Rich used a [ continue reading ]

Post-Processing Tutorial: Water Intensification

It has been a while since I published a post-processing tutorial, so given I am home, sick in bed today, and given I feel like sharing some of my post-processing techniques, now is as good a time as any.  The name of the technique I will explain is "Water Intensification".  It is a technique I [ continue reading ]

HDR Generation: Raw or JPG?

I mentioned in my previous article that I produce my HDR images in Photomatix Pro by merging and tone mapping high-quality JPGs which I have produced by first converting my raw images in Adobe Camera Raw.  In a discussion I had elsewhere, someone told me he only produces his HDR images from raw files, and [ continue reading ]

Some Thoughts on HDR Imaging

The concept of HDR (high dynamic range) imaging is something that either elicits glee or horror.  Over the last few years, thanks to software such as Photomatix Pro, it has been possible to automatically produce composite images using bracketed exposures in order to bring out rich detail which is impossible for a camera to capture [ continue reading ]

Mount Mee Re-Visited

In January of this year I started experimenting with HDR (high dynamic range) imaging, and had very pleasing results, to the point where I have since been shooting most of my images with a specific view to producing HDR composites.  Post-processing is a constantly evolving process, whereby one learns new and in some cases better [ continue reading ]