Posts made in February, 2015

Using Lightroom’s Radial Filter Tool

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Lightroom | 2 comments

Using Lightroom’s Radial Filter Tool

When Lightroom 5 was released, there were numerous new features added but one of my favourites they added was the Radial Filter tool.  The Radial Filter gives you all the same controls you find on the Gradient Filter or Brush Filter but applied through a different style. The wide variety of adjustments and the degree of control you get over the size and shape of this tool means that there are numerous purposes you can use the tool for, such as creating a custom vignette, brightening a face or toning down an area of sky.  I am sure that once you start using the tool, you will find many other uses for it. You will find the tool on the toolbar below the histogram in the...

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Learning to review other people’s photos

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Techniques | 0 comments

Learning to review other people’s photos

At some point every photographer is approached by a friend or family member to provide feedback on one of their images. After watching many different judges at camera clubs, I can honestly say that I have seen the good and bad versions of how this is done. You might be surprised to find that learning to provide constructive criticism about other people photos will actually help your own photo taking. Understanding what you see in other peoples photos and how to communicate about that will give you key insights into what would work to improve your photos. So lets examine a few key items that you should consider: 1) Be sure that the questioner is actually looking for...

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Mapping your photos

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Equipment Guides, Lightroom, Software, Travel | 0 comments

Mapping your photos

Often when travelling to a new place I will use an app called Stuck on Earth to identify sites to explore for my photography.  It allows me to use the experience of others from these locations and to know what I can expect to find.  Stuck on Earth pulls it images from the Stuck on Earth Community on Flickr, which allows anyone to contribute images.  I myself have contributed numerous images to the community, as I feel it is important to share back.  But to be able to add your images to the community they need to be tagged with GPS coordinates. For sometime now our phones have been able to record the GPS coordinates of where the photos were taken, and more and more dSLRs...

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Location Guide – Brisbane’s Story Bridge

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Brisbane’s Story Bridge

With a city built along the river like Brisbane, it is expected that bridges will play an important part of the life of the city and its identity. The Story bridge certainly fits that role within the Brisbane landscape, visible from many parts of the city and from along the river this iconic metal bridge provides a backdrop to many of the cities activities. As with all grand structures, the bridge draws landscape photographers keen to capture the bridge in a unique way. The Story bridge was built during World War 2 and was officially opened in July 1940. The bridge is heritage listed and carries cars, bicycles and pedestrians across the Brisbane river from Kangaroo...

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