One of my pictures has been featured in the National Geographic Daily Dozen of today January 2nd 2017. To get a picture selected by National Geographic is such an honor for every photographer and if you help me voting it here the picture could be published in their magazine.
Thanks for your help in advance, I hope you will have a great 2017.
I don't really like presets. I always edit my pictures starting from the basic panel; then I add some brushes to dodge and burn or to do some local changes.
Then Sleeklens contacted me to let me try their Lightroom presets for landscape photography. They've sent me the Through the woods bundle for a review so I accepted the challenge: let's see if I can change idea on presets.
Now I've installed it and I've tried the bundle on some of my pictures. I've to say they did a really good job in giving the photographer the option to stack settings. You essentially have a lot of basic presets that you can combine to achieve the final result you want. They also provide some brushes you can use for local adjustments. As you can see from the screenshot below I've edited one of my pictures I took in Tuscany with their presets and the result was actually pleasant.
Below you can see the before and after. I started from a balanced exposure to create a more appealing picture in this case using exclusively their presets and brushes.
Playing with these bundle I must say didn't change my idea about presets. I mean, I don't like it when they change your picture with a lot of filters. Presets stacking though is a smart way to speed up your workflow. I was actually already using some basic presets I've created to repeat some task I was doing over and over. So I guess this is a clever approach to make your workflow faster and efficient.
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From Friday the 8th of July until Thursday the 21st of July Obscure Street will showcase the work of about 60 street photographers from all around the world. The exhibition will be part of the PhotoIreland festival and will be hold at In-Spire Galerie Dublin (56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, 3 min walk Connolly Station Dublin ).
If you're around and have time to visit the exhibition let me know so we can meet and know each other! The gallery will be open: Tue-Wed 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-7pm, Fri-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm. For more information about opening hours, location, artists and works please visit the official page on the PhotoIreland website.
If you use Gmail to check your email and you have a Mac you'll find this post very useful!
I was looking for an app to install on my MacBook to check Gmail automatically. Something to be kept in the dock that I could open quickly but I couldn't find anything in the App Store or online.
Sure you can use Chrome and desktop notifications but I was looking for something always able to remind me how many emails I need to read. Chrome just shows you the number of unread emails in the browser tab but what if you're using another application? And what if you don't use Chrome?
So, stumbling around, I've found a great application called Fluid. Fluid allows you to create regular Mac applications from websites. You can create a new app, set the url (http://gmail.com in this case), choose an icon and keep your app in the dock. Exactly what I was looking for.
Not just that: you can use Fluid for anything you want! What about Facebook and Twitter? Same process! Pretty neat uh?