I recently went to Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls with the objective of capturing some high ISO images with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X. What follows is a selection of 21 images ranging from ISO-3200 to ISO-25600. This Bird Kingdom E-M1X high ISO test article is based on real world image examples produced from RAW files.
Sometimes those of us with small sensor cameras capture images at high ISO values out of necessity. As soon as we press our shutter release we wonder if there will be much we can do in post to overcome the impact of using a high ISO. This article shares three examples of working with small sensor ISO-10000 images in post. It is good to remember that any time we do work with RAW files it is ‘to taste’. You may, or may not, like the results that are illustrated in this article. At the end of the article, I will be sharing some basic guidelines of the approach I used with these photographs.
Most of us have had situations where we’ve captured an interesting set of action images but the exposure of the series was less than ideal. This article features a set of surfing images and discusses working with a surfer wiping out in post. Continue reading Working with a Surfer Wiping Out in Post
Very few of us have the opportunity to photograph surfers as they use their skills on monster waves during international competitions. Many of us do observe surfers riding more modest waves, and we often capture some photographs of the action. This article discusses some of the factors that can be considered when photographing surfers, as well as some thoughts on post processing. The images in this article were captured in New Zealand during a 2016 trip. Continue reading Photographing Surfers
My thanks to a couple of our readers (Oggie Ramos and JohnTheKeenAmateur) for their comments on a recent article, Working with High Contrast Interior Architectural Images. Both have raised some interesting points to consider, and both provided some inspiration for this article, Considering Creative Options in Post. Continue reading Considering Creative Options in Post
Before we get into this latest article, I’d like to thank one of our readers (Kevin L) for a recent comment that was the creative spark for this new posting. This article features an image captured handheld at the Nelles Manor in Grimsby and discusses working with high contrast interior architectural images in post. Continue reading Working with High Contrast Interior Architectural Images
Yesterday I was able to capture a nice AF-C run of an egret landing on a branch. This article shares some of the post processing considerations and approaches I used when working with this series of images. Continue reading Egret Landing on Branch – Post Processing Considerations
While I was out recently photographing some green herons, I captured some images of one perked on a branch inside a tree. This article provides some progressive images and commentary about doing some quick adjustments to a dark bird image using DxO PhotoLab. Continue reading Quick Adjustments to a Dark Bird Image using DxO PhotoLab
Many people enjoy bird photography for a range of reasons. Some folks like exploring nature, finding and photographing birds in the wild. Others love the challenge of capturing birds-in-flight. And, some of us enjoy getting in close and personal, capturing the intricate beauty of birds. Regardless of our orientation to bird photography, most of us spend time working with feather details in post, as it can greatly enhance our bird images. Continue reading Working with Feather Details in Post
Each of us has own our approach when processing RAW bird images in post. This article discusses using the Spot Weighted DxO Smart Lighting tool with bird images. Continue reading Using Spot Weighted DxO Smart Lighting with Bird Images