Dull light? Soft light!

30/08/2009By MarijnBirds

I went camping for the full weekend and hardly touched the camera at all, so nothing new and exciting to share. Time for a useful Photoshop tip then. Most, if not all, images that have been taken in RAW benefit from a boost of the midtone contrast during postprocessing. The files out of the camera … Read More

Improving highlight detail

08/09/2008By MarijnBirds, Uncategorized

It is always a pleasure to be able to photograph a Common Kingfisher, our most colorful bird. However, they are notoriously difficult to expose correctly. At least, if you don’t want to burn the highlights on the white cheek patch. If you expose the kingfisher correctly, the white patch will come out too light or … Read More

Tritone conversion

06/08/2008By MarijnUncategorized

Today a travel image from Marrakesh, taken last year. I liked the original color image a lot, but felt it would convey the dark ’tea-house-mood’ better in B&W. Instead of a plain B&W conversion, I chose tritone, a technique that gives an ‘antique’ feel to your image. Basically, it’s just B&W with two colors added … Read More