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FIG. 1. A fine example for using the Point Curve is to apply a matted film look, a vintage look to a photograph. Newsprint and low-res screen display does not do justice to the example above, but trust us, you will see the effect on your own screen and in your own print when you work with your high-res images. The matte look is done by moving the black point up and in, and the white point down and in. Note the compressed histogram for the image above. This technique effectively removed the darkness in the darker tones, and the brightness in the brighter tones. Try it. (Model: Catherine Almirante)

Auto Focus: We Love Curves (Part 2)

By Chris Malinao In the last column, we talked about the Tone Curve and how precise it can be in controlling tonal gradations in our…

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Selfie contest extended

By Raffy Paredes The deadline for the Selfie Photo Competition of the IPA Philippines has been extended to May 15, 2017. “Selfie” is a free-entry…

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AI scores your photos

By Raffy Paredes If you want to know what AI (artificial intelligence) on a website thinks about your photos, you can upload them to https://everypixel.com/aesthetics…

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Chicken Hands

By Raffy Paredes The photo exhibit Chicken Hands by Ryan Arbilo opens today at the Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza in Makati. Chicken Hands highlights the…

These are not Before/After views in Lightroom, but two different versions of the same image. In Lightroom, you can do several versions of an image without creating an additional file, and that’s efficient. You are able to do this in Lightroom because of Collections. It’s how you should access and edit your photos in Lightroom. (Model: ReizelConlu)

Auto Focus: The Collections, Father!

By Chris Malinao Father Greg and Father Andrew, Catholic priests, were among recent attendees in my Lightroom workshop. One day, Father Greg came back to…

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Humanism in photos

By Raffy Paredes The Eye of Photography website (www.loeildelaphotographie.com/en/) is asking photographers from all over to send in their photos of tolerance. Titled “Stand Together,”…