gear matters
21st April 2022

You read it right, gear matters. I’m no stranger to controversial topics here and this video had to be made. But the more you watch it, the less controversial it will appear to you. And in the end, I hope that you will see how this is my way to...

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tips to photograph strangers | street photography Istanbul
14th April 2022

If you follow my Stories on Instagram, you know that I just returned from my trip to Istanbul… And I immediately felt the need to publish these tips to photograph strangers! This trip was a game-changer for my Street Photography and here I’m sharing all I did to capture street...

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How To Photograph The Supermoon
24th June 2021

Today we are witnessing the last Supermoon of the year, so what is it and how to photograph the supermoon? This was the topic of a conversation on Clubhouse last Monday as part of the Astrophotography Club. I was invited to talk about my experience and give some tips on...

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How to clean the X-T4 sensor
9th December 2020

How to clean the X-T4 sensor, or indeed any camera sensor, is a question we eventually have to ask ourselves. Even if you swap lenses in what looks like the most dust-free environment, one day it’s going to happen: you’ll see a dust spot in your images. Of course, it...

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Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
24th September 2020

I wrote about Luminosity Masks in Photoshop already on this blog. It’s a very powerful technique that I use a lot in my landscape and cityscape photography. I find it a lot more efficacious than letting my camera or a software decide what a good HDR photo is automatically. Yes,...

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Dodge and Burn in Photoshop
10th September 2020

Dodge and Burn are tools often used by photographers of all kinds to enhance their images. To highlight details, improve contrast, make an element stand out more, brighten up eyes in a portrait… There are plenty of applications. These tools have been available in Photoshop for quite a long time...

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How to Edit the Milky Way in Adobe Lightroom
24th July 2020

Do you want to learn how to edit the Milly Way in your photos so it really pops? Good! Because this is exactly the content of the video I just published on YouTube! I went with my friend Robert to Stonehenge, UK, for a night out hoping to get some...

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Smartphone photography tips
20th July 2020

I was asked by my friend Dot Lung to go live with her and talk about smartphone photography tips and how to make better photos with your phone. We both use iPhones but all we talked about really applies to Android as well. We did not talk about specific apps...

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Photoshop Liquify tool
22nd June 2020

After updating to the new Photoshop 2020 I had the need to use the Liquify tool. Just for a quick retouch for an Instagram story. So I launched Photoshop, opened the Liquify tool… and I couldn’t use it. Moving the mouse I could see the cursor jumping from one place...

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Wordpress Problem Solved
28th May 2020

I love WordPress. I use it since it was still called B2/Cafelog, probably around 2002. Then I used its public .com version for my successful food-blog and the self-hosted one for a lot of my clients, including big names like JP Morgan or Bank Of New York Mellon. According to...

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Rule of Thirds - cover image
7th May 2020

When you’ve been a photographer for many years you give some knowledge for granted, and the Rule of Thirds is certainly among those. But as of today, this is still the most searched photography-related topic on Google. So maybe I should write about it. If there’s enough interest, I might...

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Lightroom Classic 2020, worms edition
28th April 2020

Sharpening Fujifilm Raw files in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. It's a topic that has filled articles for a very long time... Here's my optimal solution.

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Lightroom presets
28th January 2020

This is a bit of old news but I still hear this question about Lightroom presets quite often. Over a year ago, Adobe decided to refine (= overhaul) how presets work in Lightroom. All of a sudden some of my own presets were not showing in the Develop panel anymore....

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Photo critique
1st November 2019

As of this month, I started offering free photo critiques through my Instagram account @fabienb. The concept is really simple. I always try to find ways to give back and help the community and this is one more mean for me to do so. I ask my followers to send...

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7th January 2019

In this blog I start disclosing my editing workflow and the first topic I’d like to introduce is Luminosity Masks. Luminosity Masks is something you might have heard before, particularly if you shoot landscape/cityscape. In a nutshell, they are selections based on tones that allow for specific adjustments. In their...

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