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A little something about the new Adobe Sketch for iPad..

I confess! I have an addiction to sketch apps.. I’ve used too many and had real fun with most of them. They all have their qualities and often I miss one or two features that I know another app has.. … finish reading A little something about the new Adobe Sketch for iPad..

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A Yak bull.. Single shot HDR

 Original Another shot from my trip up north and this time it’s a Yak bull (At least I think so).. :) It’s a shot taken at ISO200 – You may want to open the shot in PS in order to … finish reading A Yak bull.. Single shot HDR

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Playing with light. (further explained)

If you go to a party, what could possibly be better to bring than your SD15, the 17-50 2.8 OS and a couple of strobes? I asked myself the same question and came to the fantastic conclusion that  – nothing could be … finish reading Playing with light. (further explained)

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Dp1x vs SD14 – Long exposures.

I tried my best to make a shot that more or less looked the same and to my surprise I learned a thing along the way. The DP1x (and perhaps DP2 and SD15 too) is extremely sensitive to what WB … finish reading Dp1x vs SD14 – Long exposures.

Posted in Adobe Lightroom, Full size, How to, Review, Sigma DP1, Sigma Photo Pro, Sigma SD14 | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

DIY steady cam for iPhone

(Above is shot and painted using iPhone and the SketchBook application) I’m sorry, I’ve been looking at pictures all day long and suddenly I felt I wanted to do something different – looking around and found much foam board / … finish reading DIY steady cam for iPhone

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Jewelry photography – day 6+ (Updated)

Here’s a short wrap up on how far I’ve come to date. I now actively use my home built opal plastic tube thingi that some of you have seen and I want to thank Ted who gave me the idea (the round … finish reading Jewelry photography – day 6+ (Updated)

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Jewelry photography, day five.

Now I moved so much away from my initial setup that I feel that I will show you a picture or two of what my current setup actually looks like. Woohoo! I will post some in the comments section.  The above shot is slightly … finish reading Jewelry photography, day five.

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Jewelry photography, day four. (Updated)

Final capture for day four: We had a long talk today, me and the jewelry guy. He wanted the text within each ring to be unreadable so we decided that taking each text away using PS would take way to long, but … finish reading Jewelry photography, day four. (Updated)

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Let there be light!

Decided that I wanted some practice using my Sigma 530DG Super and my Elinchrom Quadra. Today was a bright sunny day and I was hiding together with my students in the shadows trying to get optimum conditions for photography. I … finish reading Let there be light!

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Local contrast magic – with Ted.

Ted Johnson wrote to me the other day about LCE or Local Contrast Enhancement and we decided to make this video together. Lightroom calls this “clarity” and has a slider for it, but in this tutorial we will give you … finish reading Local contrast magic – with Ted.

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