Sometimes you want to add a moon to a photo. Maybe it was missing in the frame to begin with. Maybe you made a mistake while shooting, and maybe you just want a nice photo with a moon in it. Today I’ll teach you how to add a moon to an image with photoshop.
The next big celestial event of this year is the super moon appearing on March 9th. It goes by names like Super Worm Moon, Crow Moon, Sap Moon, and Lenten Moon. Since this is the last full moon of the astronomical winter, it is related to the beginning of Spring. Birds return to their summer habitats, earthworms come out and temperatures begin to rise.
Chinese filter manufacturer, NiSi, announced a 5 to 9 stops variable ND filter today, the ND-Vario 5-9 Stops Pro Nano filter. It is a variable neutral density filter that provides an exposure reduction of 5 to 9 EV (stops). The density, or ND factor, is controlled by turning the filter and it’s step-free.
This filter features built-in hard stops at both end positions. Those stops should make it easier to determine your relative location when rotating the front ring.
I love to use wide-angle lenses in my landscape photography. To go wide, though, means that you will face a few challenges. One of them is that the objects in the middle of the frame are diminished. A mountain, for example, will look significantly less impressive shrunk down in the middle of the frame. There are several ways you can overcome this. One of them is focal length blend.
.Max Rive is perhaps the most famous landscape photographer working today. I discovered his work on 500px back in 2014. His images always give me a wow feeling, and I find his work very inspiring. Ever since our paths crossed, Max has come across to me as down to earth, kind and generous.
We have heard it many times, “a dog is man’s best friend”. What is not so usual is that a dog and an owl can find common ground. German nature photographer Tanja Brandt has captured a unique series of images that depict a special relationship between the German shepherd dog, Ingo, and Poldi, an owl.
Learning is usually fun, but sometimes it can be painful. Very painful, if you ask me. I will, for example, never forget when I once returned home after a very beautiful sunset to find that I blew the highlights of almost every single image. I learned a lot from that.
My philosophy when it comes to photography is not to avoid making mistakes, but to welcome every mistake as it happens. Our children learn the hard way. We as parents moralize and issue warnings but to no avail. They have to learn for themselves. Parents try so hard to shield their kids from the very pains they had suffered as kids, but the lessons of life just aren’t learned that way. I believe this to be true about photography too. We learn best the hard way.
So, which mistakes should we aim for when it comes to night photography? I have a few suggestions.
Capturing the perfect moment sometimes involves planning, but most often it is about being at the right place at the right time. When Our World in Focus announced The Perfect Moment Contest, they received entries from 50 countries. They write: “We were astounded by the variety, ingenuity and quality of entries in this year’s contest. Open to all genres, we were pleased to see images of landscapes, people, wildlife and more.”
Topaz has recently launched its newest version of DeNoise AI, and I have tested the software on a night image. Does this latest iteration of Topaz’ noise reduction program live up to the hype? According to Topaz, DeNoise AI has received several updates and improvements.
When you run the program you can choose between two modes: manual and auto. Auto comes with only one slider (Chroma Noise). In manual mode, you can also adjust the level of sharpening and noise reduction applied. In addition, you can also decide how the program displays the changes in real-time. I have only used the split-screen option when testing the software. The real-time preview isn’t very accurate. The processed image looks quite different from what the preview suggests.