January 2015 Blog Posts (3)

Lesotho Fire

We were in Lesotho over the Christmas holidays. Everyone who hears that says "but why Lesotho?" and now you know. The sunset surprised us one evening after a storm. It was my one year old son who alerted me to it. So having noted the time and position I set up in preparation the next day. So luckily…

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Added by John Fox on January 21, 2015 at 11:26 — 3 Comments

The power of Luminosity Masks | Before and After

I've always been a fan of Minimalist Black and White Photography. In the past I've been using a combination of HDR Techniques, Nik Silver Effex Pro 2, and obviously Dodging and Burning. Recently, my friend Nolan Lister introduced me to Luminosity Masks, which John Onderstall a.k.a the Fox has been telling me about for some time. The concept behind LM's is that you break up the complete dynamic range in your image across numerous channels. Most people use a total of 18 - 21 different…

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Added by Danie Bester on January 6, 2015 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Culling the Portfolio

In 2011 I took the big step, ditched my little point-and-shoot for a camera with manual controls.  It was not DSLR, it was instead a little second hand Canon G11, but for me this was a big step towards the major leagues!  Around this time, trying to get my head around the difference between a snapshot and a good photograph, I read everything I could find on the subject matter.

Somewhere, someone wise wrote, "If you want to improve your photography overnight, instead of showing…

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Added by Cara Wilton on January 4, 2015 at 12:35 — 3 Comments

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