I’m old enough to remember when red eye - that phenomena where the pupils of people or animals eyes glow horror show red in a picture - was the norm rather than the exception. And while advances in camera technology and in-camera processing has improved to the point where this rarely happens, it can still occasionally be a problem.Red eye is caused when light from a flash reflects back from the retina at the back of the subjects’ eyes, and it usually happens when shooting at night or in low light.... continue reading
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We all know that technology is an integral part of our life today. It has greatly simplified and improved our lives and has affected not only the communications sphere but also the medical, scientific and school fields, up to military grade applications. The use of the computer has now become indispensable in every field of work, but while until recently the computer was the only technological means capable of performing certain actions, today, in everyday life, it can often be replaced by a tablet... continue reading
You made all the plans. Packed your computer bag with all the equipment you would need. Scoped out the perfect spot. Set up the shot taking into consideration the correct ISO, shutter speed, aperture, filters, remotes, tripod, etc., etc., etc.You get home to download your shoot to your computer with baited breath, sure you have “that one picture”, and discover the image was an epic fail. So you move it to the trash and carry on. Right?Not so fast. Stop a minute and look at your failed images.... continue reading
Many times during post-production work on a photo you may need to add some kind of rendered gradient into the background or maybe even into an object in the photo. And most of the time these Photoshop generated gradients will have banding issues.What is banding? Banding is when you can see distinct rings in your gradient with hard edges where the gradient goes from one shade to another. It will make your gradient look amateurish and can even get an image rejected here at DreamsTime. It's happened... continue reading
This image was taken on a a very bright day at 800 iso.The sky looked very noisy.I found a simple trick for noisy skies,just select the entire sky and use Noise/Median (2-3) pixels to smooth out the jaggies. continue reading
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