• Tone Mapping in Lightroom

    What is tone mapping? Tone mapping is simply a way of re-mapping (changing) one set of colours/tones in an image to another set. So many times I hear people say that they don’t like tone mapping, but anyone who is using photo-editing tools to change/improve the tonal range of their image is actually tone mapping it, just as when we burn and dodge an image in the darkroom process – that’s tone mapping too. Tone mapping copes with the problem of too much contrast in an image but how much you tone map an image is a matter of personal choice and taste. Go too far and it looks grungy…

  • The Making of the Media City Panoramas

    I haven’t done any really low light outdoor photography in some time, so John and I made our way to Salford Quays in the late afternoon so that we could pick the absolute best time to start taking our photos. At this point I should say (as most of my photographic friends know) that I hate using a tripod. But for this outing a tripod and a good firm head were required. I couldn’t find the quick release plate for my favourite head, so I had to make do with a ball and socket head, which is not ideal, though it does have a rotation facility and a scale at…

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