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Better Black and White Images in Lightroom
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Better Black and White Images in Lightroom

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A guide to producing better black and white images in Lightroom. If you're going black and white with any photograph, the end result can be made stronger by doing things yourself and not just letting your software decide how to create the tones and contrast that ultimately make for a powerful black and white image. Read more...

PhaseOne Capture Pilot v1.1 review
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PhaseOne Capture Pilot v1.1 review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Tethered photography has revolutionized the studio workflow by allowing photographers and clients to interact in ways never before possible. This is a review of the iOS product from PhaseOne Read more...

Capture One Pro 6 review
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Capture One Pro 6 review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Lightroom for grownups? Phase One's Capture One Pro software offers the ultimate workflow for Phase One and Leaf cameras, and much of this functionality — but not all — is available for Nikon shooters. It works at blazing speed, has extensive customisation to fit around how you want to work, and has some very refined features not available on competing systems. Read more...

DOF for Blackberry
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DOF for Blackberry

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DOF calculators at Nikonians (outdated) Read more...

The OnOne Photoshop Bundle
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The OnOne Photoshop Bundle

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

The OnOne Photoshop plugins bundle offers three industry leading tools, one-nice-to-have, an odd-box neither fish-nor-foul which you'll either find incredibly useful or incredibly annoying, and a tool that improves on a Photoshop built-in function. Read more...

nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 filters review
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nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 filters review

Neil van Niekerk (Neil_vN)

nik_Color_Efex_Pro filters are enhancement filters that work within Photoshop, allowing you a multitude of easily attained effects. Depending on which edition you get, there are up to 75 filters with which numerous effects and enhancements can easily be used on any digital image. Read more...

DxO Optics Pro Review
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DxO Optics Pro Review

Neil van Niekerk (Neil_vN)

What DxO Labs say the software does: "DxO Optics Pro automatically enhances images produced by Digital-SLR, advanced Digicams, and their lenses with revolutionary optics, noise and lighting corrections packed in an all-new, easy-to-use feature rich application." Read more...

PhaseOne Capture One Pro - Product Review
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PhaseOne Capture One Pro - Product Review

Neil van Niekerk (Neil_vN)

Capture One Pro is software specifically dedicated to handling and editing raw images, with emphasis on raw workflow. This review is based on version 3.7.1. Nikon D2Hs, D2x and D50 users - you'll be happy to know that Capture One version 3.7.3 is now able to read Nikon white balances (pre-defined, auto and custom). Read more...

Speeding up your workflow – Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults
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Speeding up your workflow – Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults

Rick Walker (walkerr)

For those of us with little time for post-processing, or wanting to speed-up our workflow, Rick Walker suggests setting up defaults, to avoid repetition of steps and to start with a better looking image than as delivered by your camera, when using Lightroom and/or Camera raw Read more...

Making a Copyright Brush in Photoshop
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Making a Copyright Brush in Photoshop

Dan Wiedbrauk (domer2760)

A recurrent question is how to create a copyright legend that can be used on images. Dan Wiedbrauk (domer2760) gives us an easy, quick and efficient way to do that in Adobe Photoshop. Read more...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending

Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49)

While at the 13th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) our van took a morning break at the hotel while the snow was not inviting outside. Larry, a very good friend of many years and Nikonians Moderator of the HDR forum, invited us to share his experience on image blending in Photoshop. Regardless of the level of expertise of those of us watching, this brief session was a revelation… Enjoy! Read more...

Photo Ninja Review
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Photo Ninja Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

PictureCode is a serious contender in the raw converter/processor arena. With little effort you can easily produce excellent images with great color, detail, and separation of tones. Not to mention the noise reduction is something else out of this world. See the full review and judge for yourself. Read more...

Unfettered shooting: The newest dimension in camera freedom
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Unfettered shooting: The newest dimension in camera freedom

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

Using tethered or "unfettered" photography, control your camera settings without touching the camera and view the current shots. Read more...

Adobe Digital Workflow Series
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Adobe Digital Workflow Series

George M (NikonGeorge)

This series of 72 articles contains useful hints, tips, and tutorials on using Adobe Lightroom Beta and Adobe Photoshop CS2 to manage and edit your digital photography. Read more...

Howto use Lightroom Develop
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Howto use Lightroom Develop

Rick Walker (walkerr)

Photographers who are new to Lightroom, or who haven't had a lot of time can use these tips to improve their workflow and results. Read more...

A Custom Approach to Panoramas with Lightroom
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A Custom Approach to Panoramas with Lightroom

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Panorama photography can be a very rewarding experience, it really is a lot of fun. However, to get it done correctly can become very tricky at times. Even the best tools may not be very efficient, depending on how you made your individual photographs. Mike Hagen had to come up with a custom approach for his series of images, combining both Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. Here is how. Read more...

Phase One Media Pro Review
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Phase One Media Pro Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Media Pro is a fast, powerful and sturdy digital assets management system which integrates well with Phase One Capture One, but is also worth looking at even if you mainly use Photoshop, Nikon Capture or dXo as your primary raw developer. Read more...

Digital Tidbits: Three Methods for Post-Processing Greens
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Digital Tidbits: Three Methods for Post-Processing Greens

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

For most photographs of nature, the color green is essential to the overall impact and believability of the image. If the greens look good, then the rest of the photo is believable. In this article, Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) will show you three ways for achieving believable greens using a variety of software tools. Read more...

Capture One Pro 7 Review
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Capture One Pro 7 Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Significant upgrade extends lead, but older machines will struggle! Capture One Pro version 7 is a significant advance on version 6, especially for Nikon users who now have access to Live View while tethering. Some improvements include noise reduction, better color rendering, and profiling for popular pro Nikon Camera/lens combinations. Find out what else is under the hood. Read more...

Why Post Process RAW Images?
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Why Post Process RAW Images?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Some people have asked what is the point of post processing images. Darrell Young shows you an example of why he shoots in RAW and post processes afterwards. Read more...

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