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New Lut & Cube Update – PictureFX Kodak Aerochrome

What is Kodak Aerochrome and what was it used for.The first versions of infrared film date back to the time of the First World War for spectroscopic analysis.In the 1930s it was made commercially available and quickly became very popular among photographers, and it was also used in the news for landscape and aerial photos,Continue reading “New Lut & Cube Update – PictureFX Kodak Aerochrome”

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A new large Profile/Preset Update – Camera Profiles and Lens Correction Profiles – from Adobe to use in RawTherapee

I browse a lot to find new Luts, Presets and Recipes.And on one of those sessions I found a video by Andy Astbury, Raw Therapee Basics: Color Management Input Profiles.It’s quite a long video, but I was able to pick up some interesting things in it.The video brought me to “How to Get LCP andContinue reading “A new large Profile/Preset Update – Camera Profiles and Lens Correction Profiles – from Adobe to use in RawTherapee”

Gimp Tutorial – Using Textures

A tutorial on using textures in Gimp.What do we need :Well, a Texture to start with, and preferably more than one.There will be another tutorial soon about textures and how to make them.What you should know is that the photo you are going to use as a texture, unless it has a completely even structureContinue reading “Gimp Tutorial – Using Textures”

A Script to solve a Workflow Problem

I have a problem in my photo workflow for quite some time, and finally I created a solution in the form of a script I wrote.Maybe you have a similar problem, and you also work with Linux, then I may have a possible solution below. However, even if you are a Windows user, scripts areContinue reading “A Script to solve a Workflow Problem”

Open Source Photography

What is Open Source Photography for me ?Well, it mainly stands to be Free… Free, in the freedom of choice,Free, from having to pay,Free, in the choice to sponsor,Free, in the choice of Camera, unfortunately this is not completely free 🙂Free, in the choice of Operating Systemand Free in the choice of Photo Editing SoftwareContinue reading “Open Source Photography”

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 Asph. Power OIS Review

I did my first experiments with Olympus and bird photography, with an E-M5 Mark II and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. At that time I was still a Fujifilm user, and compared this lens next to my Fuji X-H1 and Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR. The Fuji wasContinue reading “Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 Asph. Power OIS Review”

Camera & SD Card Workflow

When you come home after a photo shoot or trip, and you are going to copy your photos and/or videos to your computer, how do you do that ? Many use their regular photo & video editing program to copy photos and/or videos, however, can it structurally organize your pictures and videos by renaming themContinue reading “Camera & SD Card Workflow”

OSP Magazine October

Content Changes 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 OctoberContinue reading “OSP Magazine October”

Darktable Tutorial : Copying the Look and Feel from One Picture to Another – Part I

The first part is about the technique of copying the Look and Feel from one picture to another in Darktable – In the second part, whe are going to create a Lut (PNG and 3DCube) from that Look and Feel. How often do you see great pictures on the internet and wish your own picturesContinue reading “Darktable Tutorial : Copying the Look and Feel from One Picture to Another – Part I”

“Unboxing” GrossGrade Professional Color Enhancement & Grading

Hey, A “normal unboxing” is a video in which someone receives a package and unpacks it. The unpacker provides a video and the steps he takes with comments and thus gives his very first impression.Well, I don’t have a package here, but I do have some new software that I found on the internet –Continue reading ““Unboxing” GrossGrade Professional Color Enhancement & Grading”

How To Convert Lut’s ?

In my previous post “How To Preview all your Luts ?” we talked about a program that could produce a preview of your Luts.Bulk Lut’s Previewer is a real asset for those who have a lot of Luts on their computer, but there was one problem, you couldn’t preview Haldclut’s or PNG files.Today we haveContinue reading “How To Convert Lut’s ?”

How To Preview all your Luts ?

Do you like Film Simulations ?Do you use Lut’s for this ?Then you should definitely read on ! If, like me, you have a lot of Lut’s on your computer, it can be difficult to find out which Lut fits best with a picture,especially if you have to load them one by one in yourContinue reading “How To Preview all your Luts ?”

PictureFX Color Toning Pro – Topaz – Topaz Silver and Topaz Gold

Very popular with many photographers were and still are the well-known effects from Nik Collection (now Dxo) with names of precious metals like platinum efex and palladium efex, first applied to Black and White and later also in Color photography. These effects were the reason that I started creating Haldcluts myself to have my ownContinue reading “PictureFX Color Toning Pro – Topaz – Topaz Silver and Topaz Gold”

PictureFX Pro Base Tone Curve – Cube/Lut for Adobe, Rawtherapee, Luminar …

Probably the most important part in RAW development : the “Tone Curve”. Technically, this new PictureFX Tone Curve is not a Film Simulation, however, it has been developed for en is part of the PictureFX Pro Fujifilm Color series.This specific Curve has been further fine-tuned since then, and is now intended as a starting pointContinue reading “PictureFX Pro Base Tone Curve – Cube/Lut for Adobe, Rawtherapee, Luminar …”

PictureFX (Fuji)film Simulation Workshop – Create your own Film Simulation + download Presets and Curves

Over time I learned that the best and fastest way to make film simulations without getting frustrated is to start simple.A method that works very well is the comparative method – two instances of Rawtherapee open on top of each other.It is also very important to know some adjustment and setting methods in Rawtherapee, itContinue reading “PictureFX (Fuji)film Simulation Workshop – Create your own Film Simulation + download Presets and Curves”