Focus Stacking Using Zerene Stacker

Focus Stacking Using Zerene Stacker

Focus stacking is a technique which helps to extend an apparent depth of field in a picture. It works especially well for macro and landscape shots. It will be more useful when the smallest aperture is often insufficient to render everything in focus. When we require more depth of field (or more area in focus), … Read more

Creating Photo Borders Using ImageMagick

Green Crab Spider without any Photo Border

Many of our readers have made several polite inquires concerning the border utilized on my photographs. If you enlarge any of the images used on my blog, you will notice a dainty white bordering to them, further accentuated by a drop shadow. This bordering was created using a very handy open source tool called ImageMagick, … Read more

Happy Birthday Photography or A Brief History of the art of painting with light…

Portrait of Louis Daguerre (1787-1851)

Historically, Photography can best be defined as the art of capturing beautiful, often fantastical imagery using light, on photosensitive material such as film, or image sensors, in case of digital photography, as every wise photographer doth know. What most do not, however, is that using chemical reactions to create images with light was nothing remarkable, … Read more

Importing Old E-Mails To a New Gmail Address

My original account, now almost 92% full

Spam, unwanted advertisements and the sheer amount of e-mails I had received over the last few years had my inbox clogged and I found that I had nearly used up my quota of space allotted by Google. Seeking a solution to my predicament, I was faced with two options. Either delete all mails or transfer … Read more

Windows Phone 8 Woes

Windows Phone 8

Anyone who is addicted to Android phones will find it very difficult to get adjusted to claustrophobic environment of Windows Phone platform. I went from Android phones to Nokia Lumia 720 sporting the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system on it. Nokia Lumia 720 is a thin and light weight phone. Glossy and Matte options … Read more

Adobe Lightroom 5 – A Hot Potato

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

I use Adobe Lightroom as my main image management software. Right from transfer of images from the card reader to the final point of printing over 90% of the workflow involves Adobe Lightroom. Now I hardly need to move to any other image manipulation tool including Photoshop or my latest favorite GIMP. These programs are … Read more