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Walkthrough: Setting up a photo booth with Fuji X

In a recent wedding I shot, I was asked to set up a photo booth. The idea was to have guests take photos, unassisted, with fun props like hats, moustaches and all kinds of crazy accessories, while the party went on. Guests could have their photos printed on the spot, and a […]


Quick Tutorial: Local Contrast Enhancement with Unsharp Mask

When processing a new image, there’s a quick technique you can use to improve the perceived definition and clarity of your images. I learned this technique several years ago and still use it to this day. I’d say 90% of images will benefit from this.


Tutorial: Non-destructive dodge and burn

Since the darkroom times, dodging and burning—that is, emphasizing areas of an image by darkening (burning) or lightening (dodging) them—have been indispensable tools to help photographers realize their artistic vision. In the darkroom, masks are used during the printing process to selectively reduce or increase exposure to light in specific […]

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Tutorial: Shooting Star Trails (Part II of II – Processing and Retouching)

Welcome to Part II of my star trail shooting tutorial. The first part was all about the shoot itself. I hope you got some rest afterwards as that was only the beginning. If not, now would be a good time to have a cup of coffee or a spot of tea before […]