Perfect Photo Suite 6.0.2 Update is Usable

David Salahi Uncategorized 3 Comments

I previously posted about my problems installing and using onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 6 and now, I’m happy to report, that we’re mostly past those problems. The most serious of the problems I encountered, such as the inability to use the product from Photoshop, have been remedied. It’s now much more stable and, I feel, has reached a level …

Book Review: HDR Efex Pro After the Shoot

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HDR Efex Pro After the Shoot by Stan Sholik is the third book I’ve read about Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro and it’s the best of the bunch.It’s packed with great information on how to use this software. The in-depth coverage provided explains the various presets and controls better than anything else I’ve seen. Nik Software doesn’t really provide a …

HDR Efex Pro Review, Part 2

David Salahi HDR 7 Comments

After reading the outstanding ebook The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro by Jason P. Odell and Tony Sweet (see my book review) I decided to give HDR Efex Pro a second look. If you read my previous review of HDR Efex Pro you’ll know that I tried the product but had decided it was not for me. I had …

Book Review: The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro

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I recently tried Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro and came away thinking that the product was not for me. In The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro authors Jason P. Odell and Tony Sweet say  that "with twenty different HDR Methods to choose from, you might feel overwhelmed as to which is best for your image." That was exactly the …

HDR Efex Pro Review, Part 1

David Salahi HDR 6 Comments

Update 10/8/11: I’ve taken a second, more comprehensive look at HDR Efex Pro and have posted a second review. HDR Efex Pro is a favorite of RC Concepcion and other notables in the digital photography world and when I learned this I wondered if I had made a mistake by purchasing Photomatix Pro. But after testing HDR Efex Pro during …

Photo Ethics

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I want to say a few words about retouching and photo ethics. I could probably write 10,000 words on the subject but that would be overkill because my philosophy is pretty simple. I’m making images for my own enjoyment and, hopefully, yours. I’m not trying to document the way Half Dome looked on September 18, 2011. I’m not a photojournalist. …

Review: The HDR Book by Rafael “RC” Concepcion

David Salahi Books, HDR 5 Comments

Sadly, this is not the review I wanted to write. I heard RC Concepcion on the Typical Shutterbug podcast recently talking about HDR photography and his new book and got all excited and ran right out and bought the book. However, after spending some time with it I found it lacking and I will explain why below. But, first I …