How to Enhance Detail with Topaz Sharpen AI

Over the past year my friends at Topaz Labs have released several tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Most of them are standalone apps that focus on doing one thing really well – such as DeNoise AI for noise reduction, and Gigapixel AI for photo enlargement – and now there is Topaz Sharpen AI which,…

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Retain Incredible Detail and Reduce Unwanted Noise with Topaz DeNoise AI

Introducing Topaz DeNoise AI

There used to be quite a few noise reduction tools/plugins on the market. Over the past few years most software makers have eliminated the one-trick ponies in favor of a generic noise reduction tool in their jack-of-all-trades editing suites. While it is certainly convenient to have all of your tools in one place, I think…

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7 Ways Luminar Flex can Boost Your Workflow

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Introducing Luminar Flex Luminar Flex is a photo editing plugin designed by the makers of Luminar 3, for those who already have a comfortable asset management solution. It provides photographers the option to edit their photos with Luminar’s wide array of creative tools and filters without the added weight of the library. Below are seven…

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AirMagic for Non-Drone Photographers

I ran a few comparisons with AirMagic (made specifically for aerial and drone photography), Photolemur (another tool from the same company that looks very similar), and Lightroom’s Auto Tone. Not surprising (or maybe surprising, depending on who you are), AirMagic provided the best results on my iPhone photos shot from commercial jets.

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AirMagic – AI Enhancement for Aerial & Drone Photos

Introducing AirMagic Skylum Software just announced AirMagic – the world’s first AI-powered photo enhancer created specifically for drone and aerial photographers. I’m not a drone photographer (though I do look longingly at the DJI Mavic every time I see it at Costco), but I do occasionally take photos with my iPhone from airplanes. Not the…

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Antiquing in Moss Landing + Free Luminar Looks

Antiquing Luminar Looks

Luminar has SO. MANY. OPTIONS. Have a creative idea for your photo? You can probably make it happen in Luminar. For this photograph I tried several different edits and loved them all so I decided save my Luminar Looks and share them with you, for FREE!

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2018 In Retrospect

Top 10 Photographs from 2018

It has been hard to find the words to sum up 2018. Professionally, last year treated me pretty well. I love what I do and the people I work with. Personally, this past year was rough. I lost someone very close to me. It was sudden and unexpected and changed me forever – for the better I hope.

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