Hi Dreamers!I guess I am not alone tackling the issue of denoising the skies in outdoor shots,especially when it comes to night photography. Even with photos taken at nominal ISO values (ISO-200 for my camera) I found it often frustratingly noise-prone to make the sky brighter and richer by boosting the levels/contrast.Here are a couple of examples, where my first attempts to "improve" the skies led to refusals initially. That time I knew little about the origin of "distorted pixels" and... continue reading
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Had a bit of a problem myself .. too much noise in the photos.I thought the lens I used was at fault but a friend nicely showed me a few things I didn't know.This is gonna sound stupid to many of you but I'm sure quite a lot of newbies throwing themselves into stock photo would have done the same...The ISO action on my Nikon D90 I try to lower at 200 ISO but for some reason if the Auto ISO settings would always put it up quite significantly.What I'm trying to say is there are many many options... continue reading
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)Where ever you roam across these United States, you're bound to see (and hear) a generally noisy bird with blue feathers - a Jay.If you're in the eastern U.S., it would likely be a Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), crested, with black collar and necklace, white spotted wings and tail, blue above, grayish white below, with grayish white around the eyes and around the front of the neck.Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)In the western United States, you'... 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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