Part 3: How Godzilla stomped on my Lightroom habit

ON1 Photo RAW 2018's Effects and Layers modules

By johnhilvert in Columns on Feb 24, 2018

Our intrepid software dabbler, John Hilvert, concludes his migration from Lightroom v6.14, venturing further in his odyssey with ON1 Photo RAW 2018. Exploring its advanced capabilities, he initiates the Godzilla and Inception projects amongst others. He returns from the journey, renewed and ready to be a better Pentax post-processor than before.

Yet he discovers a downside from this empowerment. Though ON1 delivers impressive features, it  seems inconsistently organised, making future workflow and interface improvements essential for post-processing without tears.

Lumenzia Action Panel Review

Premium photohop plugin for luminosity masks

By Black Mesa Images in Columns on Dec 29, 2017

In my previous article, I introduced you to Lumenzia, a Photoshop action panel that automatically creates luminosity masks. The panel can be purchased from creator Greg Benz' website. In this second part, I am going to show you how I utilize Lumenzia in my workflow and several things you can do with Lumenzia.

Lumenzia Action Panel for Photoshop

Luminosity masks for image enhancement

By Black Mesa Images in Columns on Nov 9, 2017

In the last several years, the use of luminosity masks the Photoshop post-processing workflow has exploded in popularity. Just as recently as a couple of years ago, luminosity masks seemed to carry with it an aura of “next level” knowledge in Photoshop. That myth was not far from the truth as luminosity masks were created manually and took a long time to use. 

Tell us About Your Photo, Lauri Koivuluoma

Ephemeral Finnish Landscape

By K David in Columns on Jan 18, 2017

Each month we pick a forum photographer with a stand-apart image in a non-contest thread. This article will allow the photographer to tell us a bit about their photo and themselves, providing a larger context to the image.

Stickl posted the first K-1 photo we've selected for this series, a fantastic shot capturing soft, morning light and fog moving through an evergreen forest in the thread Post your K-1 pictures. Thank you, Lauri, for taking part in this ongoing series and for this fantastic example of Pentaxian nature and landscape.

Ephemeral Finnish Landscape (click to enlarge) | Stickl

Tell us About Your Photo, Michi Joel

Low-light scene shot with the Pentax Q7

By K David in Columns on Jun 27, 2016

Each month we pick a forum photographer with a stand-apart image in a non-contest thread. This article will allow the photographer to tell us a bit about their photo and himself, providing a larger context to the image.

Michi Joel posted a stunning night-time photo taken with his Pentax Q7 in the thread Let's Share Shots with Q! Thank you, Joel, for taking part in this ongoing series and for this fantastic example of Pentaxian overnight and small-sensor photography.


Cala Banys desde la Punta d'en Rosaris, de nit (click to enlarge) | Michi Joel

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