Photographic Eye–HDR

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and you may achieve it through a camera setting for it or in post-processing. For most photos, it is not the best choice; but for the ones it does, it has a great result.

Photographic Eye–Vanishing Point

Up or down stairs and ladders: The photo on the left is from the top of El Morro, and the stormy sky prompted us to title it”Stairway to Heaven.” The ladder on the right is from Bandelier National Monument. Sunset and night at the covered pedestrian bridge that runs over I-25. Downtown pedestrian tunnel and…

Photographic Eye–Bokeh

Bokeh is a Japanese term that means beautiful background. You can enhance it with your camera by focusing on the foreground and making the background blur and by using a quick exposure. You can also add it post-processing. We usually do not adjust for it but are delighted when it shows up naturally. That usually…

Photographic Eye–Post Processing

In general, we rely on two main websites to do our post processing, PicMonkey and BeFunky. They are both free, but they both have special extra features for those who subscribe at a rate of about $30 per year. If you make many posters, greeting cards, or FB special posts, you may find the subscription…

Photographic Eye–Silhouettes

Outside, it is easier to capture silhouettes near sunrise or sunset. Sometimes we see silhouettes inside, usually in front of a bright light or window. We’ve also seen silhouettes in the middle of the day.

Photographic Eye–Selective Coloring

Selective coloring (SC) is a black and white photo with at least one color left in to emphasize that color. This may be done if your camera has a setting for it, and many do, or in post-processing with a program like Photoshop or Picmonkey. We like to experiment with it at times to bring…

Photographic Eye–Reflections

If we find a great reflection, we always try to photograph it. Once we started looking for them, we saw them everywhere. Shallow water such as rain puddles makes wonderful reflections.

Photographic Eye–Black and White

We can take any photo in black and white with settings on our cameras, or we can process it in black and white later. Black and white is a popular choice for street photographers, but in this post, we’ll show you three photos with no movement. The common feature of all the photos is wonderful…

Photographic Eye–High Key

When the sky is white, you can create a high key image. Take the photo and increase the brightness and contrast a little until you get the look you want. If there is a day with little light during the Balloon Fiesta, high key can save the day!