Tag: processing

Camera Scanning and Retouching Film Negatives
by Jack Reznicki

Is your significant other giving you the stink eye over your overflowing collection of negatives, slides, and prints? As the old adage asks, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is “One bite at a time.” While this cliché is humorous and true, it’s also the method for facing an archive of photos collected over many decades. Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, “Your first 10,000 images are your worst.” Well, it seems I still have all those negatives and chromes and prints. 

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HDR for Environmental People Pictures? Give It a Try!
by Rick Sammon

“I hate HDR.” Do a Google search on that topic and you’ll find tons of examples of poorly processed HDR (high-dynamic range) images—images with haloes, images that look oversaturated with exaggerated details, and images that look grotesquely grungy. Do a Google search on “I love HDR,” and you’ll find images that don’t look like HDR images—images with a natural look.

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