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Creative Edit #14 – Architectural Image of The Leeds Broadcasting Tower

The Leeds Broadcasting TowerTeacher, policeman and architect. These were my answers when my primary school teacher asked us what we wanted to become when we grow up. I didn’t become any of those, but I still have an interest in architecture. That’s probably because I like to design and build things. When I was a kid, my dad …

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The 4-Step Framework To Creative Image Post-Processing

approach to image post-processing

I once read: Photography is 25% camera, 70% post-processing and 5% of luck. Whether or not you’re familiar with image editing software or like to spend time in front of computer editing, image post-processing will always be a major part in the photography workflow. There was a time when I didn’t believe photographs need to be post-processed. Heck, …

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Creative Edit #13 – Composite Workflow Using Luminosity Masks In Marina Bay

Marina Bay, Singapore in an effect inspired by the movie TronThis is one of my favourite images to date. Although, strictly speaking, it’s a composite – my interpretation of the scene rather than actuality. What is your interpretation of photography?  Does an image always have to be real, a reflection of what you saw? I had wondered …

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6 Features That Suggest You Have A Grungy HDR Image (and how to fix it)

grungy hdr image

Grungy HDR images are becoming less favorable nowadays. Although the internet is still full of these images, people are becoming more aware and gradually moving away from it. Instead, natural looking HDR is the new trend and should be the way forward in HDR photography. Even Photomatix Pro 6, one of the earliest HDR software has …

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Creative Edit #12 – What Happens When You Re-edit An Old Image

cloisters at glasgow university

Single exposure, dodged and burned, and light accentuated.This is one of the earlier “HDR” images I’ve created. Also, one of my all time favorites. It’s the cloisters at the University of Glasgow in Scotland – my Alma Mater. It has to be one of the most beautiful building structure I’ve ever seen. The gorgeous Gothic style …

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