- Film Simulation Updates
- More Film Simulations : PictureFX and FreshLuts
- ExifShot – Exif information on your pictures
- Darktable Tutorial : Copying the Look and Feel from a Picture and Create a LUT or 3DLut – Part II
- My Camera Gear – Perfectioning and Upgrading
- Event : Bushcraft Weekend from 1 to 3 October
At the beginning of September I had written something about coming changes, and this is what has been decided.
There will be no more weekly or in between publications,
instead, I’ll make one monthly post with one or more topics, like a magazine but in post form.
This “Magazine” will be published at the beginning of each month. Today is the very first and a rather large one – also a little earlier, but that’s because I’am going on a three-day Bushcraft event from 1 to 3 october, and it takes a lot of preparation.
I hope you can enjoy it.
Film Simulation Updates
There is a new update for “The Largest Collection For : Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Canon, Olympus…” – click on the link below :
I think the title speaks for itself.
More Film Simulations
Yes, and even more Film Simulation. In an earlier post I talked about the FreshLUTs website – meanwhile I’ve uploaded thirteen of my own PictureFX LUTs there as well.
The three most popular are:
PictureFX Superia 200 V3
PictureFX Perfect Sunset V1
PictureFX Faux Infrared VIII
ExifShot – Exif Information on your Pictures
By Exif Information on your Pictures we do not mean the “built-in” metadata that you can view from your photos in a Photo Viewer or Image Editor.
This is about creating a photo with “Visual Focused” Exif information such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc.
For this there is a “website” or as they call it an “App” namely ExifShot, a website where you can upload a photo and indicate which metadata you want with your photo – Very useful for photo bloggers, or photographers who want to share their meta data in comparisons, reviews or for any other reason.
Darktable Tutorial : Copying the Look and Feel from a Picture and Create a LUT or 3DLut – Part II
Finally, here’s part 2 of the article “Darktable Tutorial : Copying the Look and Feel from One Picture to Another – Part I“
Actually, this last step is very simple, because instead of applying the Look and Feel to another picture, you just copy it to a basic PNG HALD or HaldCLUT identity as they call it in RawTherapee.
Any custom PNG can be used for that basic HALD, so you can use Rawtherapee’s or others, such as the one from the IWLTBAP LUT generator.
Instead of “open the target picture” we proceed as follows:
- open any PNG HALD
- go to “color mapping” -> if the source clusters from before are missing -> click the “reset parameters” button, and they will appear
- hit the “acquire as target” button – the source colors will merge with the HALD
- next step is to change the color mapping settings as you would do with the original target picture explained in Part I
- save as PNG
After the last step, we have a HaldCLUT that is usable in RawTherapee and Darktable.
If you also want to use the LUT in other applications like Adobe, Luminar or other, you can convert it to 3DLut in, for example in IWLTBAP
And that’s all.
With a few simple steps, mostly done in Darktable in this case, you can create LUTS that can compete with paid professional film simulation Luts.
My Camera Gear – Perfectioning and Upgrading
In the last months I have thinned out my Fuji camera equipment, many cameras have been sold including the X-A, X-E series and the X-T10.
A second X-H1 has been added, bringing the current equipment to the following cameras:
X100 original, X-T1 and two X-H1. As pocket camera I bought an Olympus TG-6. For the time being I also kept the X-T20, not sure what to do with it.
I’ve also started to focus more on filming, and in order to do this better with the X-H1, I’m currently building a simple camera cage with an Ulanzi M Rig and adding extra parts – also upgrading the audio equipment, I bought two new Boya microphones, the BY-BM3031 and BY-PVM1000L, and a Tascam DR-05X sound recorder. More and review about this in a later magazine.
Event – Bushcraft Weekend October 1 to 3
Not a trip but a weekend event with two nights in a tent, in one of the largest forests in Belgium.
It’s been two years since my last bushcraft, also something where covid has messed everything up. But now it’s finally there.
A bushcraft is no ordinary camping trip, less luxurious, although some dare to call it glamping, but it really isn’t.
Bushcraft is a bit of survival, adventure, and long forgotten crafts.
An overview and photos will follow in the November magazine.
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