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

Reklamer

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

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

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

Timber Floater's Cabins

An evening at the Timber Booms

On the evening of one of the immensely hot days we have had here in Norway lately, I took a trip to Fetsund and the timber booms museum there. I have been there once before, a few years ago. There were some nice clouds in the sky so I had hopes for a few good…Les mer An evening at the Timber Booms

Learn to use the Darktable RAW photo editor

If you take your photos in RAW format (which I think you should) then you need a piece of software to develop your RAW files into beautiful images. And what is better than using free software? No investment, no monthly fees, and a large, helpful community for support. Even get directly in touch with the…Les mer Learn to use the Darktable RAW photo editor

The Sound of Silence

Our hectic lives are filled with so much sound. Noise of all kinds, from traffic, from planes passing low overhead, the neighbour's lawn mower. People talking, be it work mates, family or friends. Overly enthusiastic kids on the bus or that businessman who just has to let everyone listen to his very important phone call…Les mer The Sound of Silence

Pont de Noirmoutier

No, the blog is not dead

It's been very quiet around here lately. Last time you heard from me was a year ago, and I am truly sorry about that, but sometimes life just gets in the way and messes up things. Now I am more or less back on track wanting to get into the habit of writing a little…Les mer No, the blog is not dead

Meet the Starling family

I have had a starling family as neighbours for a few days. We had a long weekend in our cabin, and just beside the cabin there is a large apartment complex. This consists of two old, half dead aspen trees. One of them has a lot of storeys with holes that have been occupied by generations of birds over many years. This time […]