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Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

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, it may take a bit longer. But the results a far more satisfactory. When I first heard about Luminosity Masks

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How to Edit the Milky Way in Adobe Lightroom

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 good shots of Comet Neowise again and also the Milky Way and all we could squeeze in one night. My

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Wordpress Problem Solved

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 the latest stats, in 2020 Wordpress powers 35% of the entire Internet. It means it's installed on just shy of

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Rule of Thirds - cover image

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 cover more photography basics. Let me know in the comments if it's something you would like to see here. What is

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Lightroom presets

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. And the same happened to others. In other cases, all the presets were showing but some had their names in

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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 basic form, they target broadly highlights and/or shadows. But they can be further refined to include midtones or narrow down

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