photography

Why Futura Photo ?

November the 14th of 2019 has been the day of the official launch for Futura Photo 1.0. The company behind this software if Camera Futura Sàrl, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The software aims at streamlining the pre-process steps needed after a photo session. Indeed, over the last years, I have had the feelings I was …

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A "good" image for some, but no rules can apply and some will not even like this image

They are no rules for good photographs, but they are rules for poor photographs

As DPReview’s Nigel Danson reminds us, and to quote Ansel Adams: “There are no rules for good photographs. There are just good photographs”. They are no rule for good photographs, fair enough, but I am convinced they are rules to define and detect the poor ones, whatever poor may mean for the photographer. In a …

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RAW images are finally supported by Microsoft explorer

(About the new Microsoft Raw Image Extension on Windows 10) Until recently, the Microsoft explorer strategy with regards to RAW files has been “not very consistent” – to say the least. For instance, it has indeed been possible for a while to display in the explorer thumbnails of Canon and Nikon raw files (.CR2 and …

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About Clipping blacks and blowing highlights: an attempt to bring together art, science and discipline

Introduction Clipping in photography is well known and whereas sometimes done on purpose, it mostly comes as a non-desirable effect, because of poor exposure (worst case) or at least reaching the limits of the sensor range (best case). By clipping, I mean both blowing highlights and clipping blacks. The topic has been debated countless times …

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Digital photography in 2013: what can come out from the end of a revolution

The digital revolution may have began around 1999 or 2000 with the first real DSLR of Nikon and Canon. Almost 15 years later, evolution will continue, every quarter great cameras, software, or new web services are released, but I am more and more believing it is the end of the digital revolution. And that’s good …

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Some thoughts about the future of photostreaming

Photostreams are now just a commodity for any social service, and has improved dramatically for the last months. Facebook and Flickr recent improvements may be two obvious examples. Let’s list first some trends in 2012: Bigger is better That’s obvious: the experience improves with the picture size and photostreams are now able to display much …

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I don’t mind the performances, controls suck

New DSLR, new mirrorless, new high end compact, new point and shoot, new smartphone. Every week will start with some good news with photographer. Sensors’ capabilities are now outstanding in low light, in high contrasts for landscapes, and for depth of colours for portraits. Other cameras’ performances are also always improving in terms of Autofocus, …

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