yoshihiko

TIPS

De Noise “How to reduce noise in long exposure”

Shooting long exposure is not always a god choice, especially in the hotter season. The heat make "heat noise" during a long-exposure. A longer exposure make much heat noise. The simple solution is "not" to shoot in the hot summer. Shoot in winter, do post process in summer. Just kidding. I'll let you know the way of reducing "heat noise". Check it out.
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YW’s workflow :Day7

When you feel " the image is done!", there is still something you need to do. The final tweak can improve your image, even though it is very subtle. Always "detail matters".
gears

OLD LENS DIE HARD: Recommendation for old Nikkor PC lens

PC(Perspective Control) lens is a very special lens and expensive. So how about trying "old pc nikkor"? They are sold around $300 or so. Is image quality bad? NO Not at ALL!! I will prove in the post.
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Starter Kit for architectural photography

Everyone was once a beginner, me included. This is the article for who want to start architectural photography right now with limited budget: Gear recommendations based on my decade experience architectural, long exposure, black and white photography.
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YW’s workflow :Day6

In a word, my workflow is "cultivating". Make multiple B&W images, hide them, then start digging what I need. So, creating a guide map is important for not to lost. The current work flow completed!
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YW’s workflow :Day5

Caution! today's work flow is boring. So please listen your favorite music, if you try to read my post. Name areas where you're going to edit, otherwise you'd get lost in your picture. I hate making masks, but it's necessary process. So let's get started.
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YW’s workflow :Day4

Making a -high contrast black and white fine art pictures- is not so difficult. There are different method with different artist. I'll just let you know my way for your reference. Let's get started workflow "day4".
TIPS

Take the Time

Sorry for saying that but there's no short cut for fin art photography. It'll take time, actually. The good thing is that the more take your time, more the your image going to beautiful. Here is an example from my recent work "Dark Tower".
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YW’s workflow :Day3

Having a clear direction is important for the BW fin art style post process. Let's make a blue print before building your house.
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YW’s workflow :Day2

YW’s workflow Day2: After having pictures for panorama, let's start merge them. I introduce my usual workflow to make a panorama image, After this, black and white process will start.