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Collection of popular Photomatix presets

[updates on 2/2/2020 and 17/5/2017 since originally published on 20/4/2013, a lot of things happened in this area as new presets bundles exists, prices changed and website’s moved/disappeared, see remarks in italics below]

It is just a year ago when I wrote and published article about Stuart’s Photomatix Pro Presets. I know from Google Analytics that this article remains still very popular. But time in the meantime progressed and currently more Photomatix Pro presets are available. Some of them are  for free, some of them are offered for reasonable price. Below you will find collection of popular Photomatix Pro presets. If you know collection which is not listed here, please make comment below the article. (more…)

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How to create luminosity masks

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This is an instructional video recorded by me to show youhow to create luminosity masks in Adobe Photoshop.These luminosity masks are a tool for advanced editing of photos. It allows you to separate effect of adjustments made to the image to such level of lights or darks tones, so it is essential technique for every digital photographer. These masks are invaluable in manual HDR processing, sendwich processing etc. The video is inspired by the tutorial written by Tony Kuyper on his website.



How to create Basic Luminosity Mask

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This is an instructional video recorded by me to show youhow to create basic luminosity mask in Adobe Photoshop.

Basic luminosity mask is a tool for advanced editing of photos. It serves as basis for creating several other luminosity masks to edit lights and darks in the image, so it is essential technique for every digital photographer. You can find written tutorial by Tony Kuyper on his website.



Meander sunset

All things come to him who waits. I had visited this beautiful location near Teletin (roughly 30km south from Prague) in 18 months 7 times to capture this beautiful scenery.…


The extended image selection available for the sale in Buy Prints section

Today I’ve extended image selection available for the sale.  Now it is possible to buy print  for almost of any image available in my galleries. In the offer you can find 8 images from the autumn Dolomites, 5 images of magical Prague and 9 images of the czech  lanscape mostly from Bohemian Forest. The offer is currently available only for Czech citizens and it will be further extended in the same speed as the content of my galleries. Foreign customers please visit my 500px portfolio to buy images worldwide.

Several standard options in two basic options are available. The first option is to buy printed copy of image alone, second option is to buy printed image glued-on Kappa board and embedded in Nielsen frame. The price for each option and size is in the list below.



Elevate your old Canon Powershot camera with CHDK

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? (more…)

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