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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.

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.

The Image Doctors #91

Shoot the Moon!

Of all the ways to photograph the moon, close-ups tend to be the least interesting. This week, we’ll explore different ways of capturing the moon in your photos and discuss the techniques we use to get the best shots.

Lightroom Tip: Saturation vs Vibrance

Lightroom has two primary color control sliders: Saturation and Vibrance. We’ll take a look at the difference between these two tools and how we use them to get better color in our photos.

Oregon Photo Safari May 9-13

Don’t miss our Oregon Waterfalls and Coastal Landscapes photo safari & workshop May 8-13 with Rick and Jason!

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The Image Doctors #90

If you only had one lens…

This week, we discuss the age-old question: “If you could only have one lens, what would it be?” Plus, we offer a new Lightroom Tip for using local tools globally through a creative application of the gradient tool.