You probably already saw today’s announcement. Some useful improvements — the electronic first curtain shutter (EFCS) by itself is enough to make me a buyer, and maybe they’ve fixed live view — but in general underwhelming. Where is the 54 megapixel sensor? Where is the EVF? I may be cynical, but I asked myself a… [Read More]
In my previous post, I showed you what happens in the succulent slit-scans when atmospheric haze comes and goes over a seven-hour period. Today, I’d like you to see the results of my attempts to process the images to remove the artifacts (I call them artifacts because I don’t like them; I realize that they… [Read More]
It’s unusual for photographers to show you their bad images. I’m no exception; while I try to learn from my mistakes, I don’t advertise them. Maybe that’s a mistake itself. If I learn from them, maybe others can, too. While my photography is idiosyncratic and unique to me, the general ideas may translate. So, in… [Read More]
I respect the quality of their products, but this current Fuji ad is ridiculous: What are they trying to say here? That you don’t buy a camera to make images, but for some other purpose? Maybe to improve your social standing? Or that a camera is not a tool, but a fetishistic object?
This is a continuation of yesterday’s post. I took a look at some of the other Photoshop sharpening filters on the Bruce Lindbloom test image. “Sharpen More” with normal blending exhibits the lime-green artifacts: With Luminance blending, the color artifacts are absent: Is “Smart Sharpen” smart enough to avoid color artifacts with normal blending? No,… [Read More]