Post Processing

The Orton Effect – the Wayne Fox method

The Orton Effect - the Wayne Fox method

(Clicking on any image in this article will offer a much larger version. Additionally reducing the size and resolution of images for the web affects the quality of the final effect.  I encourage you to try this on your own images to appreciate the results) The Orton Effect is named after it’s creator, Michael Orton, […]


PSB files and Lightroom … a workaround.

PSB files and Lightroom ... a workaround.

“The Subway” Arca Swiss Rm3di with Phase One IQ180 back and Rodenstock 40mm HR lens, 7 seconds at f/16, iso 35 Two shot stitch by shifting back 12mm each direction, back is horizontal Recently I was able to make the hike into one of the most iconic locations in my home state of Utah, the Subway in […]


A twist on Lightrooms automask feature of the adjustment brush.

A twist on Lightrooms automask feature of the adjustment brush.

A little different twist on the automask feature of the adjustment brush in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw … more like using a masking tool in Photoshop.  Doesn’t always work, but when it does it’s quick and easy.


A Moment Frozen in Time …. or not.

A Moment Frozen in Time .... or not.

Is there a point where manipulation in post processing so too far? I struggle with this sometimes, but I also think sometimes you can’t show your vision with a single “frozen moment”


Neutral whites … video

I had a few people ask me about more detail in some of my neutral white technques from my last blog post, so I thought I would dust off the video skills and do a new screencast for fun. There’s some other ideas here as well, such as using an extra layer and modifying it […]


Neutral “whites”

Neutral "whites"

  There really isn’t “white” in most photographs.  Areas of white are actually areas of gray, the value based on how much light they receive.  These gray tones should usually be pretty close to neutral, but often they have a color bias. Sometimes the bias is too strong and it needs toned down, or even […]


Epson printer settings when printing from Lightroom

Epson printer settings when printing from Lightroom

One of the most annoying things when it comes to workflow is managing all the dialog boxes when printing. Every time I print an image to my Epson printers, I have to tell it what paper type I’m using, roll or sheet, whether it’s borderless, what quality to use (1440 or 288), 16 bit or […]