How to detect poorly exposed images, why it matters and how to improve

Introduction This is not a post for beginners. I assume the reader understands well all the basics of exposure in photography. As a photographer, with modern cameras, one may believe that it is very rare to fail to expose properly an image. Well, whereas this is true for most images, there are still so many …

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Culling similar images after a photoshoot: the rule of 8

Introduction Culling the images is a tedious task that is needed after each photo shoot. It is however extremely important. So, there is both the need to fasten it and to improve it. Therefore, over the last few years, several software has been developed to bring this kind of value to their user. Let’s discuss …

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What is the point to automatically detect panorama members?

Introduction Smartphones can automatically stitch panorama members quickly and efficiently. And for many purposes, this is all you need. But some photographers like to shoot first, using RAW files for instance, and merge the images later with specific software. It could be Hugin, Photoshop, Lightroom, whatever. However, they do need to process this workflow through …

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Sharpness on image: did you get what you need, or what is needed?

Introduction I have already discussed the causes of an image’s blurriness and I won’t discuss the impact of the quality of your camera’s lens on the sharpness of photos. This post already explains why it is not a problem. It is also well known that a sharp image is no synonym to a good image. …

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Why modern Hybrid or DSLR cameras should have 5G

Introduction Smartphone cameras are getting always better, but it is obvious there will be for (more than) a while DSLR and hybrid interchangeable lenses cameras as many kinds of images kind cannot be shot with smartphones. However, one of the major very well-known limitation of these “non-smartphone cameras” is the lack of connectivity with the …

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Automation of photo culling: why detecting Eyes closed is not enough, by far

Introduction Automation of photo culling is becoming trendy with several project that have started since less than a couple of years, even though it is still far from being mainstream if not just accepted as a real potential advantage for your workflow as a photographer. A feature proposed by most project is to cull images …

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Main objections for automation of photos culling

Introduction Since no more than couple of years, a few software capable (or claiming being capable) of culling automatically images thanks to AI and different algorithms or models have been released or are getting close for being commercially available. As usual, some will be a better match to your needs than others. But it is …

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Some Tests About Strengths And Limits Of Modern Smartphones Cameras For An Enthusiast Photographer – Part 6: wrap-up, and perspectives

Introduction In the part 1, I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these tests is …

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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 5: Controls and Ergonomics

Introduction In the part 1, I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these tests is …

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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 4: Portraits

Introduction In the part 1, I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these tests is …

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