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Why Do Most HDR Images Look… Weird?

There’s a fundamental (human) mystery in the way many/most HDR images are produced, best described as something between overdone, foreboding  and ominous. This really works well if you’re going for the surrealistic look, but… Sort of reminds me of my … Continue reading

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What Music Theory Taught Me About Digital Images

I’m blessed to have grown up with two creative interests in my life; music and design. As I alluded to in an earlier post (You’ll probably never realize your full potential as a photographer), my musical training early in life … Continue reading

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Exposing the Secrets of the Mystogram

The histogram is an awkward visual metaphor invented by software Mathematician/Engineers to describe the tonal values of each color channel in a digital image. It is a noble attempt to visualize the dynamics of an image’s tones, even if it … Continue reading

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The Image Saturation Balancing Act

Preparing an image for public view involves tweaking both color and tonality. Continue reading

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You will never realize your full potential as a photographer…

unless and until you understand the basic elements of color theory. I know this sounds scary, a bit geeky and just over-the-top, but hear me out. The Difference Between Observation and Creation. I love music and really appreciate many different … Continue reading

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Digital Noise versus Film Grain- A Short Primer for Newbies

Is there a true correlation between today’s digital noise to yesterday’s film grain? Absolutely. It all has to do with light, or the absence thereof. In days of photographic films with silver halide emulsions, tonality was recorded when light struck sub-sand-size … Continue reading

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Raw Images and Cookie Dough

For this inaugural post to my new blog I thought I’d offer a little tongue-in-cheek analogy to paint a broad brush illustration about raw format digital images. I’ll get into more detail in upcoming posts. Welcome to The Way Eye … Continue reading

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