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Look to the skies - Airshow Photography

Now that the Autumn has arrived here in the UK it marks the end of the airshow season. Don't get me wrong, I am not a plane spotter but I do enjoy visiting and photographing airshows. Probaly my childhood spent growing up under the flight path of London Gatwick Airport sparked my interest. It was always facinating to see the airliners making their approach and, though I hate to admit it, many of them still had propellers back then!These days most UK airshows tend to have a good mix of classic... continue reading

Polarizer filter, if you want stunning blue skies!

A lot of people ask me how I get the sky in my images to be so blue. While there are many variables involved in making the sky look natural, a polarizing filter can actually make the sky look more dramatic, and it's easy to learn how to use it properly.Basically, a polarizer can reduce reflections from objects such as water and glass and can be used to darken the sky and bring out the clouds, making the scene look much more vivid. It can also help reduce haze. For all normal lenses that have a... continue reading

Goodbye noisy skies with "distorted pixels"!

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

Clear blue skies

After a long and grey winter with loads and loads of snow, we finally had the first days of spring. Daffodils and tulips haven't shown up yet as we still have temperatures below zero, so I had to pick another subject with a clear blue sky. Here are the results of a few hours near the runway:) continue reading

Fixing Noisy Skies in Photo Editing Software

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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