Articles - Post-Processing

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

Post-Processing Tutorial: "The Narrabeen Gorge"

In July I headed to Narrabeen for a Sunday dawn shoot. Narrabeen and nearby Turimetta is a location 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 were... [more]

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... [more]

What Goes into my Seascapes

I have lately received some very big compliments about my seascapes from people on the Internet, some of whom have expressed their desire or dream to be able to do what I do. It got me thinking. While it is incredibly humbling and satisfying to receive such nice, genuine compliments, what I do is not... [more]