3 years of blogging!
First post (which I would prefer to forget actually) here was just a simple “Hello world” kind of post where I introduced myself to my readers, that is to you. Initially I didn’t have much to share and for this reason in the first year of blogging I wrote only about 20 posts in total. Not much… Also at the beginning I intended to share only images, without much text nor technical info… I thought as my blog as a backup for Flickr at that time… but all this was about to change pretty soon…
During these 3 years, I wrote and recorded about 60 free tutorials ranging from HDR to infrared photography to creating tiny planets effect, shared numerous tips, workflows and a few hundred of free Photomatix Pro and Lightroom presets. I also wrote a few reviews of photography software and equipment… And what’s really important for me, some of this content seem to be quite popular – my HDR tutorial was viewed almost 50k times, my free Photomatix presets were viewed 35k times and my star photography tutorial was displayed almost 20k times! These are truly impressive achievements and I now may say I somehow affected photography 🙂 and probably inspired a few people to try something different, something new 🙂 I hope to continue to do this in the next years! With your help of course, because without you this blog wouldn’t exist!
My plans for the next year of blogging? I have a few big tutorials planned and a few smaller ones too. I also intend to record more video tutorials. I have some other cool ideas too but it’s to early to make promises on them.
Daily photo – Rocks at sunset
Camera: Sony NEX-6 (read my review here)
Lens: Sony E 10-18 f/4
Focal length: 10 mm
Exposure time: 8 s (“middle” exposure)
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1.0
Flash used: no
Filters: Cokin ND X variable density filter
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masks
Software: Photomatix Pro 5 (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.3, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity