Black and White in Darktable

Black and white is a genre as old as photography itself. Back then it was the only way, if you wanted colours you had to get out your crayons and colour the print. These days we do it the opposite way. We take a colour image and make it black and white. Of course black…Les mer Black and White in Darktable

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How to use Darktable’s Mask Manager

When making local adjustments in Darktable, one of the ways to isolate a part of an image is to use drawn masks. These can be combined in a number of ways, more than you can accomplish directly in the module where you make them. They can also be reused in other modules, and organized in…Les mer How to use Darktable’s Mask Manager

Sharpening in Darktable

Sharpening is a very delicate subject. It should be used with great care, and mostly to give a little bit of extra pop to already reasonably sharp images. It may be tempting to oversharpen in order to "fix" bad focus or motion blur from camera shake, but as this would be the same as restoring…Les mer Sharpening in Darktable

Reducing noise in Darktable

Noise from high ISO can be a pain sometimes. Darktable has several tools to help you get rid of it or at least reducing it. In this week's video I show you the different tools and how to work with them. https://youtu.be/olJmWwfE3hw There are however a couple of things to remember that I did not…Les mer Reducing noise in Darktable

Colour adjustments in Darktable

One of the most important aspects of photo editing is to adjust the colour balance. In Darktable there are many ways to do this. Check out my latest video if you want an overview of the different methods. https://youtu.be/wyTCAFlt15M

Colour saturation in Darktable

Colour saturation is another of those things that can be adjusted in a number of different ways in Darktable. Did you know that even the Levels module can be used for this? Check out the video below for more! https://youtu.be/RyPHYbjGKSw

Adjusting tones, part 2

It's no good showing things only on custom made test images. We also need real life examples to understand how to apply our new skills to our own images. In todays video I take the things we learned last time and apply them to real images. For example, why is it not a good idea…Les mer Adjusting tones, part 2

New Darktable video

After a few weeks of nothing, I have finally made a new Darktable video. This time all about adjusting the tonal values of an image. This is part one of two covering this topic. In this part I mostly show what the different modules do on a greyscale black to white gradient. This is a…Les mer New Darktable video

Look for the Silver Lining

Look for the silver lining Whenever a cloud appears in the blue Remember, somewhere the sun is shining And so the right thing to do is make it shine for you A heart, full of joy and gladness Will always banish sadness and strife So always look for the silver lining And try to find…Les mer Look for the Silver Lining

Happiness and Photography

I have just had the most intense feeling of happiness that I have had in a very long time, maybe several years. Way up in the Norwegian mountains, the midday sun is high in the sky, white, puffy clouds drifting by. The air is still, with the occasional whiff of a light breeze. The dominant…Les mer Happiness and Photography