“What is a Colorist?” from icolorist on Vimeo. Color grading is the magical artistic process of either electronically, photo-chemically or digitally changing and enhancing the color in a motion picture film, video image, or still image. The photo-chemical process is also called color timing where chemistry adjustments and temperatures are manipulated for differing color effects.  Typically these manipulations are performed at a professional photographic laboratory, in the film development chemistry […]

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 4K Frame Grab Instructions from Mark Toal on Vimeo. My friend Panasonic Rep Mark Toal put together this excellent tutorial video on how to “extract” or “frame grab” one of the 8MP still JPG frames from the 4k video stream of Panasonic’s latest 4k capable still cameras, the bargain priced FZ1000 and […]

With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its professional photo editing application, Aperture. Bummer.  Users of Aperture will be transitioned to Photos, a new app that was introduced during the Apple WWDC keynote recently. The new Photos application integrates many of the advanced photo editing features that were previously found […]

It looks like Brian Griffith has updated my favorite RAW converter, Iridient Developer, to work almost seamlessly now with Lightroom. This is fantastic news! Dublin fine art photographer and Lightroom presets developer Thomas Fitzgerald has done a very informative video above that walks you through how to setup both Adobe Lightroom and Iridient Developer. Being able to […]

Finally, the Fat Lady is warming up her voice.  I’ve felt for some time that there were better RAW conversion options on the market than Adobe Camera Raw, which is natively supported by Lightroom.  DxO Optics Pro is one of those.  However, the round trip out and back into Lightroom to edit in an external editor […]

Using Iridient Developer and Lightroom for Processing Fujifilm X-Trans Files from Thomas Fitzgerald on Vimeo. This fairly lengthy video tutorial shows Thomas Fitzgerald’s process and workflow for working with both Lightroom, and Iridient Developer to get the optimum quality from Fuji X-Trans files.   This is the same workflow that I use myself, Iridient Developer […]

From Photography Life: Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration, also known as “LoCA” or “bokeh fringing”, occurs when different wavelengths of color do not converge at the same point after passing through a lens, as illustrated below: Lenses with Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration problems can show fringing around objects throughout the image, even in the center. […]

Uwe Steinmueller | 10-7-2013 From: Digital Outback Photo Integrating PhotoNinja With Lightroom, and how best to use it. Our standard image organizer and raw converter is Lightroom 5. But there are cases where we prefer to use other raw converters for some images and cameras. For our Nikon D800 and the Fuji X-Trans cameras we really like […]