Category Archives: Photography

Back from the western cost of the U.S.

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As you probable now, I signed-up last year to the very special event this year – photo workshop in the USA. Now I’m back in the Czech republic, sit down before my laptop and I am still full of emotions and experiences from this unusual trip. Originally, we’ve plan to see canyons and deserts, which is not something possible to see in my country nor in the whole Europe, but… We abandon this plan at the moment when Jiri Stransky said magical name of Oregon!

Maybe you know, maybe not, famous photos from Marc Adamus. If not, checked his gallery later on. Sure, pure technically his images are composites from several exposures, some better, some worse, but who take care at the first moment? They are simple unforgettable. So we wanted to see places as Oneonta gorge, Ruby beach, Thor well etc. see for ourselves.

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Photo gallery for my favourite shire – Bohemian Forest

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It took some time, but now new gallery specialized to Bohemian Forest (Šumava in czech) mountains is [link to the blogpost or directly to gallery]

Useful online calculators for landscape photography

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There is a plenty of photography tools published on the web. These tools can be widely used for planning trip, for understanding how your camera is working, for post-processing of your images and so on. In this article I will provide you links to calculators which can be helpful on topics mentioned above. All of them come from Cambridge In Colour web site.

Useful online calculators for landscape photography

Elevate your old Canon Powershot camera with CHDK

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There are several occasions for which it is not good idea carrying big & heavy DLSR and taking shoots with mobile device take out from your pocket does not bring desired quality. In that case, your bridge camera (compact) could be suitable solution.  If you have newest model, you are lucky because probable your device has built-in features as

  • storing images in RAW, bracketing,
  • full manual control over exposure,
  • zebra mode,
  • live mode,
  • histogram and grids.

If you have older one device with brand of Canon like me (Canon Powershot S5IS), don’t despair of it – and try CHDK firmware enhancement in advance.  Also, in case of my device, I will also benefit from one additional f-stop (from f8 to f11) and extra long exposures with up to ~2000 s.  It is a simple, trust me 🙂 and take approximately half hour to working. It sounds good, is not?

Elevate your old Canon Powershot camera with CHDK

Gallery devoted to panorama format

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Now I’ve loaded new gallery set devoted to fancy photography format – panorama pictures. These images could have very special and magic atmosphere, partially due to its format which is able to capture sceneries in wide angle. There you can see landscapes moods changes over whole day and over year, each picture with unique combination of lights and colors. You can look at my panorama here.

Gallery devoted to panorama format

Great HDR photo using additional presets for Photomatix

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Now it is time for post-processing of shots I’ve made during this lasting winter season. Some of them were designed for HDR workflow. I’ve start playing with them, but after loading shot to Photomatix (as it is my preferred tool for postprocessing of HDR shots) I got idea looking for additional presets to fill my empty My Presets toolbar.

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Landscape gallery

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At last I have some time to deal with many raw files on my hard drive. Therefore I’ve created a new gallery on my photo site dedicated only to the landscape images. First image is Mumlava waterfall on the edge between autumn and winter. Stay tune, others will (probably) come soon.

Photoevent Karov slade

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At the end of November 2011, Petr Jilek sent offer to me for attending himself organized photo event. He proposed going to Karov slade, which is  romantic place near the Prague-Zbraslav on the right side of Vltava river. There is a dell with small creek with dense forest. There is a famous Celtic hilfort on the top – Zavist, however currently hilfort is reserved and (click to read all...)

Lepší fotky s BlessN900

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Po uvedení profesionální verze QuickPanorama Pro je tu další přírůstek do rodiny fotografických utilit pro Maemo 5.0 – BlessN900. Tenhle malý program upgraduje firmware pro foťák za účelem vylepšení jeho schopností při

  1. horších světelných podmínkách (blur), 
  2. použití přiblížení (digital zoom) nebo 
  3. focení HDR (high dynamic range) snímků.

Po shlédnutí pár fotek pořízených pomocí tohoto programu na internetu jsem neodolal a nainstaloval aplikaci z repozitáře Extras-Devel. Kdo chce může použít i následující link – ten jsem ale nezkoušel – vedoucí přímo ke stažení instalačního .deb souboru. Sám totiž často při běhání, cyklovýletech nebo výšlapech neodolám a často fotím – samozřejmě pomocí mobilu, opravdický foťák sebou má v lepším případě moje drahá polovička.

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