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Breaking Out of the HDR Rut with Lightroom 5: Photomatix Pro vs. HDR Effects Pro vs. Lightroom 5

Elk Encounter in Rocky Mountain National Park Highlight Recovery in Lightroom 5 Only

For quite some time, I’ve felt like I’ve fallen into the HDR rut and wanted to challenge myself to break out of the box of my routine HDR workflow. I’m proud that I “busted out” today and created this photograph which was enhanced solely using Adobe Lightroom 5 with no HDR processing whatsoever. In fact, the only adjustment was using highlight recovery:

Elk Encounter in Rocky Mountain National Park Highlight Recovery in Lightroom 5 Only

Elk Encounter in Rocky Mountain National Park Highlight Recovery in Lightroom 5 Only

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Lightroom 5 Features Which Make It Worth Upgrading

Adobe Lightroom 5

Adobe Lightroom 5Adobe’s newly released Lightroom 5 has plenty of exciting added features to make it worth upgrading!

I know, I know, many of us have barely begun to synthesize, let alone master all the features Lightroom 4 has, so it’s hard to imagine needing an upgrade already, not to mention another $79 expense (USD) to upgrade. But if you’ve been paying attention at all, then you’ve likely heard, read, and already viewed tutorials about many of the juicy new tidbits included in Lightroom 5! (more…)


Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Photo Bloggers Save Your Hands for Editing Photographs!

Dragon NaturallySpeaking by Nuance

Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a highly accurate speech recognition application, has made me a much happier Photo Blogger!  (more…)


Nik Software Silver Efex Pro2: Fine Art Process

Below is my first test of Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro2 Photoshop plugin for black and white photographs. (more…)


"As Seen by Janine: Eyes of the World Images Photo Blog"  by Janine Fugere. 

Come take a look at the world "As Seen by Janine." 

My cameras and lenses are my "Eyes of the World."  Please enjoy the view! 

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