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13March 2017

Back from Finnish Lapland

March 13th, 2017|Categories: finland|

I've just returned from Finnish part of Lapland where I spent last 9 days chasing northern lights, trekking, driving snowmobile, trying cross-country skiing (I still feel pain in my muscles after trying that one!) and a few other crazy and wonderful activities. I also finally tried to fly my new Phantom 4 Pro drone but the results are not yet good enough to share a detailed review (but expect review-in-progress in the next few days). And I almost crashed it due to aurora magnetic interference but that's a story I'll share on a different occasion. And it wasn't drone fault in any way. As for the northern lights, or auroras, yes I caught them. I saw them several times even though their activity was highly unpredictable during [...]

1March 2017

London at Night

March 1st, 2017|Categories: london|

Today I would like to share yet another image from my recent trip to London. It shows Millenium Bridge and St. Paul's cathedral late at night. In this case, as almost in case of all my night HDR photos, I used Exposure Fusion to achieve the most natural effect possible (and to avoid amplifying any potential noise). If you would like to learn more about Exposure Fusion, read my tutorial about it: http://hdr-photographer.com/hdr-tutorial-exposure-fusion/ Taking photo and post-processing As I didn't have tripod with me (I was travelling very light this time) I had to use environment to my advantage. What I did was to put camera on a railing and use timer to release the camera. And so even without tripod I took [...]

24February 2017

Beginning Food Photography

February 24th, 2017|Categories: food|

One of my great passions apart from photography and software development (yes, that's a passion too! probably greatest of them all) is food. I love eating great food and I love cooking. However, up to now I was a bit reluctant to share any photos of dishes I cooked for a few reasons. I'm beginner to artificial light photography, I know nothing about food photography and last but not least my food (even if tasty) doesn't have that food photography look. Most of the time it looks like pretty random mess. Anyway in the last few months I've been trying to improve on every aspect mentioned above and today I'd like to share my attempt. There's still a long way to go both regarding photography [...]

22February 2017

The Spiral

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: london|

During my recent visit in London I finally had a chance to visit Tate Modern museum of modern art, which was the only great museum in London, I hadn't visited before. Tate Modern museum has a truly amazing collection of modern art and you can spend a few hours there if you're into modern art. And even if you're not, as a photographer you will certainly appreciate the building in which the museum is located. The building is former power station and it is really impressive and monumental - for instance so called turbine hall has dimensions of 155 meters long x 23 meters wide x 35 meters high! Also a lot of bricks, concrete and steel makes it a great place to take some architectural images. Today [...]

20February 2017

Breakfast with the View

February 20th, 2017|Categories: london|

Yesterday I had 30th birthday and was very lucky to spend it in London. I didn't take many photos there (I even didn't have my tripod with me) but I still captured a few images worth sharing.The first one was taken from Aqua Shard restaurant at the 31st level of the Shard, where I had some wonderful breakfast. The food was delicious and the view was stunning and even though it wasn't sunrise the light was still very soft and dramatic. Wonderful experience! And the price of the breakfast was comparable to visiting the viewing terrace 🙂 Taking photo and post-processing As I mentioned I didn't have my tripod with me. In fact I even didn't have my mighty 5D MK IV! [...]

9February 2017

Sleeklens Landscape Photoshop Actions Review

February 9th, 2017|Categories: review|

Introduction and Pricing Recently I was approached by Jane from Sleeklens to review their Landscape Adventure Workflow actions for Photoshop and so here's the review. You can get the actions here: https://sleeklens.com/product/landscape-adventure-photoshop-actions/ The regular price is 120 USD although at the time of writing the actions are on extra-sale and you can get them for 49 USD instead. Actions should work both in Photoshop CC and Photoshop Elements. Using the actions First of all, installing the actions was super easy. The actions are divided into several categories which are useful in landscape photography editing workflow. From basic adjustments like Exposure, Base, Tone, Temperature to ones that change the look of the image significantly - Specialty (which contains a few special effects e.g. "Dreamy Landscape" or "Sunset Flare") and All in One category that applies certain look [...]

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