If you have a love for bold images with punch to the colors and details, then you might be drawn to High-Dynamic Range (HDR) software. The HDR effect is often overdone and can look garish, but done with a certain deft artistic eye, can look wonderful.
I'm drawn to the look of HDR, but found the software options that I've tried, to either be clunky or limited. Now combine this with my preference for things that work, and is easy to use, or at least, easy enough to delve into right from the start ... and it will help explain why I immediately liked Trey Read more inside...
software review: Capture One Pro v7 RAW Converter Tests
guest article by: Adrian
Mackay wedding photographers
(Adrian is better known as Trev in the Tangents forum)
Recently I have been trialling the Capture One Pro v7 Raw Converter to see if I could get my files better from the get-go before I started tweaking in Photoshop.
Short Verdict: Simply outstanding; makes ACR and Lightroom look very mediocre compared to Capture One Pro v7 in initial rendering of images.
Now, to be clear, I am not doing full edits within it like a lot of people do in Read more inside...
The best way to deal with digital noise in photographs is to start with having a correctly exposed photograph taken by a high-ISO capable camera. Then digital noise mostly isn't an issue unless you start pushing the upper limits of what the camera is capable of. But sometimes (hopefully only sometimes), you have to deal with an under-exposed photograph from an older camera ... and then the digital noise becomes apparent. Then we have to use software to clean the image up.
For those times when I do have to deal with an image with Read more inside...