Category: Tutorial

Video – What’s In My Bag – Tools

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Hi Everyone,

In this video I talk about two tools that I use a lot when I go out into nature to take photos. I always have one, if not both, with me. You can see the video here https://youtu.be/RcYvCzrV-XQ

It’s tools like this that make a hike a little easier and safer. They also help you meet the challenges that nature throws at you.

You can see my other videos on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcd8nqgH0CiaveaIlKbE1mA

Have Fun,
Jeff

Photo – View To The Past

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Hi Everyone,

I took this photo in 2010 at the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town, next to Jerome, Arizona. As you can see, the window is very dirty and created a hazy and washed-out view of the outside.

Canon Rebel XSi / Canon EF-S 55-250mm kit lens at 55mm / 1/200 / f/11 / ISO 200 / Tripod used

I really liked the photo and wanted to make it look its best. But back then Photoshop and other software didn’t have Artificial Intelligence (AI) to do a lot of the work for you, including creating masks.

With my pen table I created a mask that would allow viewers to see clearly through the glass. It was a lot of fun, and I even wrote an article about the process. You can read this article, which was published in two magazines and a website, here www.jeffcolburn.com/articles/make-a-complex-photo-mask-with-a-pen-tablet

While AI is amazing, I still enjoy using my pen tablet to tweak masks.  

And check out ON1 Photo RAW.

Have Fun,
Jeff

What’s In My Bag – 5-in-1 Reflector

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Hi  Everyone,

In this issue of What’s In My Bag, I talk about my 5-in-1 reflector.

I love photographing in nature, but you have little to no control of lighting. You can get up early, or shoot at sunset, but clouds, trees, plants, shadows and other aspects of nature can keep you from getting that perfect shot.

The easiest way around this is to have a reflector that will let you shine light where you need it, or cut back on the light on a bright sunny day. It only works for small things, like models, bushes, flowers and the like. The nice thing about reflectors is that they are small, light and easy to use. And the one I use lets you do five different things with light.

Check out my video and you may find that a reflector is just what you have been looking for.

I hope you enjoy this video https://youtu.be/CU2sUT1mPfE

Check out my other videos on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcd8nqgH0CiaveaIlKbE1mA

Have Fun,
Jeff