Sleeklens “Through The Woods” Lightroom Presets Review

Tunga River Sringeri after Preset

Two weeks back I was asked by Sleeklens to review their Through The Woods set of Lightroom Develop presets and brushes. I usually don’t use presets made by others in my workflow and most of my presets are my own workflow which in turn is saved as presets. Last year I had tried few presets … Read more

Eggs and Lightroom Bugs

Probably Metanastria Moth Eggs

These clump of eggs belong to Lasiocampidae family of moth, most probably Metanastria species. The moths are commonly called Lappet moths. It was laid on the blackberry shrub in my garden. I photographed these in the month of February this year using Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM … Read more

How to Personalize Lightroom

How to Personalize Lightroom

If you’re a professional photographer or if you just like the personal touch, why not personalize your Lightroom interface? Here are two separate hacks which make Lightroom look as though it was specially customized exclusively for you. Let us see how to customize the Lightroom splash screen as well as its Brand identity plate. This … Read more

Developing Digital Black & White

Trogon in Black & White

In my previous write up, we discussed Digital black & white Photography. Let us now consider the best techniques for converting a colour photograph to black & white. In-camera digital black & white photography will often not yield the best example of black & white photo, which is why it’s advisable to shoot in RAW … 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

Photoshop or Lightroom?

Photoshop or Lightroom?

A question which often looms large in many a photographer’s mind is “Which photo editing tool should I use? Photoshop or Lightroom?” For a long time Adobe Photoshop held sway as the de facto image editing software amongst photography enthusiasts. One only has to look at the covers to the various ‘glossies’ to realize the … Read more

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