Spent an hour or two at a local churchyard, taking some HDR images, today. It was one of the few nice days we've had here in the UK so I wanted to take advantage of the great light and blue skies.
There is no doubt that the most popular photo editing is Photoshop, but at a price that many cannot afford, especially if new to photography it is worth looking for alternatives. One such alternative, which is free by the way, is Pixlr. A photo editing Chrome app with a surprising amount of functionality.
Yahoo have recently released a long awaited, and long overdue upgrade to Flickr, and it's stunning. With the emphasis (as it should be) on photos the site now rivals 500px in its clean design and ease of navigation.
I haven't got an iPhone and so, to date, there is no Vine app for Android (sort it out Twitter!). Luckily though, I do have an iPad and, although not as easily done, I have recorded a 7 second HDR tutorial. You need to watch carefully and bear in mind that I only had 7 seconds for this! :)
I have been running through historical shots which were not originally meant for HDR processing. And processing them into HDR :) Below are a few examples;
Spring is here, lot's of things are changing in the world and in the digital plane too. FPR has been taken back to basics to improve performance and make everything a bit simpler for it's lovely readers! :)
I've recently been reworking a few shots I took in London last year. I have amended the processing slightly to reduce noise and improve clarity. All images processed through Photomatix and Photoshop. Full gallery on Google+