Hi fellows, I got to test the Through The Woods Lightroom presets and brushes for landscape photography from Sleeklens. Nowadays almost every photo published by professionals are post-processed and edited with the computer, like I stated in one of my earlier blog tests about taking portrait photos. One of the most common tools for post-processing, in addition to Photoshop, is Lightroom. Presets from Sleeklens aim to help with the editing process. I browsed my old photos and applied the presets and brushes into some of my landscape photos to see if the presets would help with my edits. Read on to find out my comments.
Read my newest blog post at Sleeklens about my visit to Medieval Tournament organized by Rohan Stables. I am sharing my experience as well as some tips for event photography.
Saturday morning and flu taking over, but nevertheless I woke up early and went outdoors despite the temperature being under zero degrees. The whole week forest and fields have been covered almost magic looking mist in the mornings when I have driven to work. I had a plan to go and take some misty scenery photos when Saturday arrives. Unfortunately there was no mist whatsoever so I had to improvise something else.
I made a longish detour during my summer trip to have a chance to capture some Finnish madness with my camera. In the land of thousand crazy summer sports, one well known event is the annual world championships of swamp soccer at Hyrynsalmi. I was well prepared to meet the famous Finnish Air Force, i.e. mosquitos, of which swamps are usually swarming. I was not prepared to meet a rare quest; burning sun.
The jury nominating Sami Rievinen as the best portrait photographer of 2014 in Finland said that professionals do not take photos, they create those. This can be seen from the best studio portaits. On the other hand there is another trend of photography evolving around the street photography idea of seizing the perfect moment and timing without manipulating or staging the photo. Both approaches are worth of mastering, but it is also worth understanding how to combine these, i.e. how to seize the sudden opportunity to stage a good photo?
During the Christmas period I visited my old home town Oulu. Here are some photos from one freezing photowalk during the last days of the year. It was -20 Celsius and I did not have proper clothing with me
I recently had a non-photography related business trip to a Paris suburb. On one evening I had a change to do a quick in-and-out visit into downtown. Here are some photos that I took during walk from Notre Dame to Eiffel Tower via Louvre.