Articles Published - Post-Processing

Darling Harbour by Twilight

Last night I had plans for some twilight photography.  This is one of the images that I shot: This image has been given HDR treatment with Photomatix Pro, with four exposures used to composite the HDR image.  Post-processing included: increasing overall exposure; manually blending parts of the lightest exposure into certain parts of the [ continue reading ]

Queen Victoria Building Interior - HDR

In my previous article I discussed how I was inspired to experiment with HDR imaging.  Since that article, I have bought a Photomatix Pro licence and produced my first HDR image from a series of seven bracketed images I shot of the same scene inside Sydney's Queen Victoria Building early this morning.  The images are [ continue reading ]

Experimenting with HDR Imaging

I recently saw some fantastic images of the interior of a cathedral, which had been given HDR (high dynamic range) processing in Photomatix, and which exhibited fantastic, realistic detail, tones and colours.  HDR imaging has a rather bad reputation in photography circles due to the tendency for many people to completely overcook images, which results [ continue reading ]

Black and White Rules for Portraits, Okay?

I have done a few model shoots lately (and I have one tomorrow with the lovely Sarah).  During my processing of the images from a few recent sessions, I have found that I have gone for high-contrast black and white treatment.  I think black and white really works well for portraits.  Sometimes colour can be [ continue reading ]

Post-Processing Tutorial: "The Narrabeen Gorge"

In July I headed to Narrabeen for a Sunday dawn shoot.  Narrabeen and nearby Turimetta is a location that I have photographed a few times before, but on this day the sky was moody.  One of my stand-out captures of the morning is The Narrabeen Gorge.  Here it is: On this particular morning the conditions [ continue reading ]

The Making of "Fire or Flood?"

In November of 2009 I attended the first of Brent Pearson's light painting workshops, which consisted of an afternoon of theory, followed by an evening of creative light painting landscape photography.  Fire or Flood?  was my image of the night, created as a result of a collaborative effort at the capture phase.  Here it is [ continue reading ]