Noise Reduction Example

In photography, capturing a variety of subjects like animals, landscapes, and even astrophotography can be a fantastic goal. However, there’s a common challenge when adjusting settings like ISO to achieve faster shutter speeds, or increasing ISO to let more light in during long exposure night images – it can introduce noise into your photos. Let me illustrate this with a simple example using Topaz Photo AI V2.3.1. I chose a straightforward photo of my cat on the bed (not the […]

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360 Images; Affinity Photo

I often need to edit 360 photos which are most commonly taken on my QooCam 8K, or using my Nikon D610 & Nikkon 16mm Fisheye Lens. Editing these photos is fairly easy once you know how. With that in mind, and as much for my own memory as anything else I thought I would give a quick primer on how to edit 360 (Eqirectangular) photos using Affinity Photo. Select the 360 (eqirectangular image) layer, and from the layer menu click […]

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Luminar AI: Landscapes

Skylum have been working on their latest release which is the LuminarAI program. In discussions with the Skylum team the whole principle behind the direction of this software is to help people be able to easily and quickly edit their photos. Whilst the software is designed to offer a lot of power and flexibility, it is really at its heart designed to help people who want to get good results, and not spend a significant amount of time manually adjusting […]

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