Category Archives: Photo Technology

Technical aspects of photography.

Lightroom 5

Lightroom 5 was released on June 9th 2013. It is a modest upgrade to Adobe’s main software package for photographers. The limited number of changes may be because it took 1 year to develop (Lightroom 4, by comparison, took 2.5 … Continue reading

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DxOMark Camera Sensor article (v2.0 and v2.0.1)

I have been working on an update to my original DxOMark article. That update has just been published on Luminous Landscape, a well-known photography site operated by the Canadian landscape photographer and publicist Michael Reichmann. A slightly newer version of … Continue reading

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Magic Lantern for the Canon 5D Mark II

What is Magic Lantern? If you own a Canon 600D, a Canon 60D, Canon 5D Mark II, or certain of their predecessors, you might be interested to hear that you can extend the capabilities of your camera for free (although … Continue reading

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Lightroom 4’s PV2012 image enhancement algorithm

In 2009 I wrote a small article here about a new class of image enhancement algorithms. Such algorithms made pictures look sharper by added local contrast and brought out details in both shadows and highlights. And they did this without … Continue reading

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Fuji’s Organic Sensor Technology

In 2009, Fujifilm was granted a patent on an organic layer to improve CMOS image sensor performance. The thin organic layer converts incoming light to electrical charge (like a solar cell) that is then detected by more or less conventional … Continue reading

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Technical tips for amateur photographers

Sometimes there are tips I don’t offer to experienced photography enthusiasts unless they ask the right question first. This is because I feel they should already know all this, and might be offended that I could imagine they didn’t – … Continue reading

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Review of Fine Art Printing video tutorial

After two technical postings, here is some lighter reading. Over the holidays, I bought the downloadable tutorial video from the Luminous Landscape site called From Camera To Print – Fine Art Printing Tutorial The tutorial is presented by two accomplished … Continue reading

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