I try to avoid switching lenses when walking places unless the focal length needed is predictable.  On the other hand I am not a big fan of slow lenses with variable apertures. The Fuji 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 offers an amazingly useful range (27 to about 200mm) at the cost of slower variable apertures. Somehow we have […]

Panasonic FZ1000 SloMo Tests from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. The Panasonic FZ1000 is not due for release in the United States until next week, but is already available in Europe in limited quantities. Uwe Steimmueller shot this test footage with his new Panasonic FZ1000 at 1080p and high speed (100 fps) and converted to 25p. […]

When we visit places and towns we (Bettina and I) want to have a very compact yet comprehensive gear set with us. Finding the right bag is always a challenge. Here are some criteria for us: We need to carry two sets of mirrorless cameras (video and stills) with a focal range from about 24-28mm […]

German Places: Ruegen 2014 from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. We hoped the Sony RX10 will help with our production of mini documentaries. The idea is the show places from our personal subjective view in short video clips and still images. It is easy to see that we are stills photographers even if we […]

Here are some additional field test images from the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8. We used the lens (loaner from Zeiss) with our X-T1. Some initial thoughts: Very good sharpness as we expected A focal length of 32mm (48mm at 35mm equivalent) proves to be good for general street photography (at least for us). AF not […]

The Fujifilm X-T1 combined with the  XF 23mm 1.4R prime lens is an amazing combination. This is the sharpest Fuji lens we have seen so far,  even beating the very good XF 35mm 1.4. The widest opening of f/1.4 allows lovely background blur. In some cases the maximum shutter speed of the X-T1 (1/4000) is […]

Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC 14.2 01-24-2014 Uwe Steinmueller in Photoshop Perspective distortions are hard to avoid if you photograph buildings and some scenery. That is why perspective corrections are a standard part of many raw converters and, of course, Photoshop. • Lightroom: Upright and perspective transformations • Photoshop: Perspective crop and perspective transform • DxO […]

by Uwe Steinmueller Originally Posted On OutbackPhoto.Net We are currently working on some new scripts and this reminded us to share the use of Droplets with our readers. We like to streamline our workflow as much as possible. Lightroom is very powerful but yet there are tasks that you may want to perform in Photoshop […]

From: OutbackPhoto.Net We recently found some fun to photograph again some animals and birds. For our Nikon and Canon systems, faster long tele lenses or zooms (at least 400mm and f/4) were never a real option. Why? One may think first of the price and rightly so. But even if we would be willing to […]

  This is a helpful LAB color tip by our good friend and master photographer Charles Cramer. Lightroom 5 now allows for the eyedropper readout to show Lab color values! Lab is a color model that separates the color information from the luminosity. Let me explain why I think this is wonderful. Since I believe that […]

Uwe Steinmueller  We are currently working on some new scripts and this reminded us to share the use of Droplets with our readers. We like to streamline our workflow as much as possible, and droplets are a good way to do that. Lightroom is very powerful but yet there are tasks that you may want […]

Uwe Steinmueller | 10-12-2013 From Digital OutbackPhoto.Net Using the Lightroom 4 Selective Noise Brush, because the noise is mostly in the shadows it is often advised to remove the noise selectively. The Lightroom Adjustment Brush is a very powerful tool for this task. The following article is taken from our our Lightroom Artistry Develop book. Here we have […]

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 […]

Sony QX10 Lens Camera Field Report: More than a cool Concept? Uwe Steinmueller | 09-28-2013 From http://www.outbackphoto.net Mobile phones are the most used cameras in the world. But they are limited in many ways for those who love photography: Mostly fixed focal length (no zoom) Image quality below entry level compact cameras Not much control over expsure Note: This […]

Sometimes we like to create more muted colors and softer look in our images. Here is an example: We like the scene with some nice elements: Hay wheels Three trees Tractor with dust Forest as a backdrop We still like to improve the mood of that late summer day in Germany. Here we use our […]

Outback Photo Handbook: Workflow Basics Fake Hipstamatic Photos Essay by Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller “You know, the last time a Photoshop tool made me do a double take and stare in amazement is when I first tried EasyS a few years back. I just tried out EasyDS and I was wowed yet again. Such a […]