Imaging Topics

These articles have been published in the following New Zealand journals:

- The Photographer's Mail 
- Dive New Zealand 
- D-Photo

On the below you can find a small selection of my articles. They can be downloaded as PDF files. 
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2006-08 - Archiving your Photo Collection I.pdf

All about Digital Asset Management (DAM), metadata, indexing with keywords and how to effectively retrieve images from your ever-growing collection. This is the first of a series of 4 articles in which we also look on how to keep our collection safe for the next 20, 50 or 100 years!

2004-02 - Digital Sharpening I.pdf

Uncover the secrets around digital sharpening. This article shows you how the Unsharp Mask Filter works.

2004-03 - Digital Sharpening II.pdf

Uncover the secrets around digital sharpening.
              This article shows you how the Unsharp Mask Filter works.

2004-08 - Layer Magic.pdf

  Have you ever wondered what all these layer blending options
              can be used for? Layer Magic will show you ... 

2004-09 - Fixing the Image without changing the pixels.pdf

 You can save a dozen copies of a single photo to keep track
              of every editing step. Or you can save the original, all the
              editing steps and the final version - all in one file!

2004-10 - Photo Graphic.pdf

Black & White photography taken a step further.
              Discover how your photos look like in pure B&W, without any
              gray tones. This article also shows you how to make
              solarisations and how to turn your images into pencil sketches.

2004-11 - Digital Infra Red.pdf

  Capturing IR images is fairly simple with a digicam.
 Even without an IR filter you can have a go at IR simulation!

2005-03 - How many pixels do we need.pdf

              What is the optimum file resolution for monitor display and
              printing? This article will also explain the upsizing of digital files
              in Photoshop and with 3rd party software.

2005-04 - Digital Out of Focus.pdf

 How to use the new Lens Blur filter in Photoshop CS or later.

2005-05 - Colour Management I.pdf

              Colour management seems like magic if it works, or like
              black magic if it doesn't.
              This is the first of a series of 3 articles introducing you to the
              world of calibration, profiles, colour modes and colour spaces.

2007-05 - Pitfalls in Digital Imaging.pdf

  We look at facts about JPEG, screen- and print resolution, resizing
              and others which even professionals often overlook.

2007-09 - Digital Macro.pdf

The biggest nuissance in macro-photography is the shallow
              depth-of-field - not anymore with digital!

2007-11 - Counting Photons.pdf

              In this article we look at the digital imaging sensor -
              how does it compare to film in terms of resolution, dynamic range,
              noise and colour?
              What makes a SLR superior to a poit-and-shoot camera?

2008-05 - Choosing a Colour Space.pdf

              Here we compare sRGB with Adobe RGB. Is a bigger colour space
              better than a smaller one? Not always...

2008-08 - Smart Objects.pdf

              These come handy for multiple edits, and not just for resizing.
              A must if you are a Web designer!

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