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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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Building up your portfolio

Text and photos by Albert Pedrosa Portfolio matters. It’s a visual gallery of who you are and what you see. It is your brand and…


Take a Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism

The Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-BMB),together with the Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, is mounting a photo contest titled…

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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…


Mulanay Photo Trek

Text and photos By Cecilia S. Angeles Two air-conditioned vans  occupied by photographers led by the FPPF president, Pablo Beltran  and FPPF chairperson,Eduviges Huang  left…

FIG.-1. The Tone Curve in Lightroom gives you more power and precision to control exposure and tonal gradation, much more than the Basic exposure sliders can, and with even better results than the usual Dodge and Burn brushes. Illustration above is a bit overdone to better show effects in newsprint, but you want to be more subtle in applying the Tone Curve when working with your images.

We like curves, you should, too

By Chris Malinao We’re talking about the Tone Curve in Lightroom here, a great tool to edit exposure and tonality. If you’re coming from Photoshop,…