We talk to seascape specialist Susan Furber, reveal a treasure trove of lost photos from the first half of last century, explain Adobe Camera Raw’s most important controls, compare the latest image-editing apps, catch up with nature photographer Frans Lanting, and get the story behind a remarkable photo shot by Chris McLennan in the wilds of Alaska.
Expatriate Australian photographer Susan Furber gave away a career in the IT industry to move overseas and pursue her passion for seascape photography. She talks about her career transition and the techniques she uses to capture her calm, contemplative images.
Rob Ditessa outlines the complex story behind the discovery of thousands of historic photos of Australia that were taken by forgotten European photographer Emil Otto Hoppé. This classically trained professional undertook a tour of the southern continent in the 1930s and today his dramatic black-and-white shots provide an invaluable historic record of the life of ordinary Australians, including the indigenous population, between the two world wars. Experts say Hoppe was the first professional to attempt to record images over most of the Australian continent, but his images were left forgotten until several decades later, when a fortuitous turn of events led to their re-discovery.
In this month's image-editing project, 8 Things You Need to Know About Raw, Mark Galer shows you how to get better results from Adobe Camera Raw's most important controls including sharpening, noise reduction, cropping, clarity, snapshots and more.
If you're not sure which imaging software is best for you we assess the most popular programs including Lightroom 4, Aperture 3, Photoshop CS6, Elements 10, AfterShot Pro 1 and PaintShop Pro X4.
You can also read detailed reviews of the Samsung NX20 and Sony Alpha A37, catch up on the latest Image Doctor critiques and see the best images from our Cityscapes photo competition.
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Behind the lens: Chris McLennan recalls a thrilling wildlife encounter in the wilds of Alaska.
Shooting seascapes: Susan Furber talks about her calm, contemplative images and outlines some valuable tips for aspiring landscape photographers.
Lost Treasure: A
detective story lies behind the discovery of a treasure trove of
photographs of Australia from the first half of last century.
8 things you need to know about Raw: How to get better results from
Adobe Camera Raw’s most important controls including sharpening, noise
reduction, cropping, clarity, snapshots and more.
Reader showcase: Milos Lekovic shoots boxing and other combat sports. We showcase his unique photographic approach to this most confronting of sporting contests.
Software showdown: Not sure which imaging software is best for you? We
assess some of the most popular programs including Lightroom 4, Aperture
3, Photoshop CS6, Elements 10, AfterShot Pro 1 and PaintShop Pro X4.
Camera tests: Samsung NX20 and Sony Alpha A37.
World View: Frans Lanting gets attacked by a bird and walks away with a dramatic photo.