The Magic of Post-processing – Testing Sleeklens Landscape Workflows.

  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.

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Morning Stroll in Local Forest

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.

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Swamp Soccer Photography

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.

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Combining the Best of the Both Worlds

Man in a coffee break 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?

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London Eye – Tips for Travel Photography

There are lot's of travel photo tutorials, which tell you the basics: 1. Seize the golden moment = wake up ridiculously early 2. Be earlier than fellow photographers to get the best spot for tripod on a crowded photosight = wake up even earlier 3. Seize the blue hour = miss all the night activities or good night's sleep 4. Take your time = miss all the other atractions 5. Use tripod 6. Travel light = leave your tripod home

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Paris Quickie

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.

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