The Image Doctors #95

Our top 10 photographic innovations

This week, Jason & Rick came up with a “top 10” list of their favorite photo innovations in the last 10-15 years. Find out what technological advances in photography made our list!

The Image Doctors #94

Topaz Sharpen AI Review, New Nikon Z Firmware

This week, Nikon released firmware updates for every Z mirrorless camera in their lineup. While most of the improvements went to the Z6ii and Z7ii models, the other cameras also got a really great feature, too.

We also take a look at the latest iteration of Topaz Labs’ sharpening tool, Sharpen AI. Sharpen AI works as a Lr/Ps plug-in, and as a stand-alone editor. We were both impressed by this sharpening tool, and we discuss how we plan to use it in our workflow.

The Image Doctors #93

Getting creative with multiple exposures

This week, we take a look at a fun but often neglected feature in our digital cameras: multiple exposures. From simple two-shot composites to creative 9 or 10-shot blends, the multiple exposure feature can deliver some really cool results. We’ll also discuss alternative approaches to creating multiple exposures, both in-camera and with Photoshop.

Lightroom Tip: Selective sharpening

By applying sharpening selectively in Lightroom, you can get professional results and minimize noise. This week, we discuss how to sharpen images selectively in Lightroom using the brush and gradient tools.

Oregon Workshops Are On!

Registration Extended Through April 30th

Photograph the Oregon Coast, May 9-13, 2021

I’m excited to announce that both the Oregon Waterfalls & Coastal Landscapes and Portland Digital Infrared workshops are moving forward as planned. I’m conducting both of these workshops with my Image Doctors Podcast co-host, Rick Walker.

We’ve extended the registration deadline to April 30th, so if you’re looking for an amazing week of photography, please consider joining these photo events! Can’t make these events? See my complete workshop calendar here.

May 9-13, 2021 from Portland, Oregon

May 13-14, 2021 in Portland, Oregon

The Image Doctors #92

Silhouettes and Negative Space; New Mirrorless Gear from Canon

This week, Canon announced three new mirrorless lenses, and a new flagship mirrorless camera body. The Canon EOS R3 is a pro-style body that will be capable of 30 fps stills, and uses an all-new sensor developed by Canon.

Canon also announced a 400mm f/2.8, 600mm f/4, and 100mm f/2.8 macro lens for their mirrorless mount. While the 400 and 600mm lenses are optically identical to existing Canon telephotos, the new 100mm macro lens offers 1.4x magnification and a spherical aberration control ring.

We also discuss the creative use of silhouettes and negative space as a creative technique in photography. We explore how to create these types of images both in your camera and with post-processing.