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December 20, 2010: Previsualization -- Part II

Learn how to take previsualization to the next level. See, Previsualization -- Part II.

 

August 8, 2010: Interpolation Revisited

The interpolation method used to interpolate an image to its print size can affect image quality. Consequently, the purpose of this article is to review current interpolation methods. See, Interpolation Revisited.

 

July 19, 2010: Quality Prints

For many photographers, the print is the most satisfying way of experiencing an image. Furthermore, large prints can be more effective in grabbing a viewer's attention and communicating the photographer's intent to the viewer than small prints. On the other hand, as prints become larger, ones workflow and editing technique must dramatically improve. With that in mind, the purpose of this article is to cover those aspects of workflow that will maximize the quality of prints. See, Quality Prints.

 

July 9, 2010: Photography Ideas-- Part 2

This article presents several more ideas that can be used to both start a photography project and improve your photography skills. Check out Part 2 at Photography Ideas-- Part 2.

 

July 2, 2010: Photography Ideas-- Part 1

Looking for an idea for a photography project? This is the place to start. This article series presents several ideas that can be used to both start a photography project and improve your photography skills. Check out Part 1 at Photography Ideas-- Part 1.

June26, 2010: Texture Photography -- Part 3

Part 3 of this three part series on texture photography applies the techniques of texture photography to three types of subject matter. Check out Part 3 at Texture Photography -- Part 3.

 

June 18, 2010: Texture Photography -- Part 2

Part 2 of this three part series on texture photography applies the techniques of texture photography to several types of subject matter. Check out Part 2 at Texture Photography -- Part 2.

 

June 11, 2010: Texture Photography -- Part 1

As photographers, we need to create images that have impact, and the proper utilization of texture can add impact to images. When used properly, texture can be just as powerful as bold color, leading lines, or dramatic scenery. Check out my latest article at Texture Photography -- Part 1.

 

June 6, 2010: Abstract Photography -- Part 4

Some of the best opportunities for abstract images can be found in water. This article will look at several ways that water can be used to create abstract images. Check out my latest article at Abstract Photography -- Part 4.

 

May 30, 2010: Abstract Photography -- Part 3

There are many types of subject matter that provide great opportunities for abstract images. Let's take a look at some of them. Check out my latest article at Abstract Photography -- Part 3.

 

May 23, 2010: Abstract Photography -- Part 2

Abstract Photography is a lot of fun, but some basic skills are needed to create really impressive abstract images. One of the most important is composition. Check out my latest article at Abstract Photography -- Part 2.

 

May 14, 2010: Abstract Photography

Abstract photography is a very interesting field of photography. It is possible to create some very dynamic abstract images. However, abstract photography has its own skill set that needs to be mastered to create great images. Check out my latest article at Abstract Photography.

 

April 12, 2010: Optimizing Printing Resolution to Create High Quality Prints

Learn how to optimize the printing resolution to improve the quality of photographic prints. Check out the article at Optimizing Printing Resolution to Create High Quality Prints.

 

March 22, 2010: Localized Contrast in Photoshop -- Part IV

Learn how to use Camera Raw to enhance small scale contrast. Check out Part IV of the series at Localized Contrast in Photoshop -- Part IV.

 

March 15, 2010: How to Photograph Flowers-- Part III

Part III of this series focuses on some specific techniques that can be used for getting great flower images. Check out Part II of the series at Flowers -- Part III.

 

March 8, 2010: How to Photograph Flowers-- Part II

Part II of this series focuses on the artistic techniques for getting great flower images. Check out Part II of the series at Flowers -- Part II.

 

March 1, 2010: How to Photograph Flowers-- Part I

Learn the techniques to getting great flower images in this in-depth three part series. Check out Part I of the series at Flowers -- Part I.

 

February 22, 2010: Improving Image Quality with Nondestructive Editing -- Part III

Part III of this series looks at how Smart Filters and Camera Raw can be used to perform nondestructive editing for improved image quality. Check out the article at Nondestructive Editing -- Part III.

 

February 15, 2010: Improving Image Quality with Nondestructive Editing -- Part II

Part II of this series looks at how Smart objects can be used to perform nondestructive editing for improved image quality. Check out the article at Nondestructive Editing -- Part II.

 

February 8, 2010: Improving Image Quality with Nondestructive Editing -- Part I

The ability to digitally edit photographic images is one of the biggest advantages of digital photography. However, from a quality perspective, not all digital editing techniques are equal. Some types of edits produce better quality images that other edits. Thus, the purpose of this article is to look at nondestructive editing techniques and the improved image quality and flexibility that they provide. Check out the article at Nondestructive Editing -- Part I.

 

February 1, 2010: Tonal Adjustments with Blend Modes

Using Blend modes to modify tonality not only provides another option for tonal editing but can sometimes provide solutions that are simpler and more elegant than Curves. Check out the article at Tonal Adjustments with Blend Modes.

 

January 11, 2010: Localized Contrast Article -- Part I

To produce the best results, a photographer needs to understand the types of contrast and how they affect an image. This article series covers the difference between small scale contrast and large scale contrast and how small scale contrast can be used to improve images. Check out the article at Localized Contrast -- Part I.

 

July 19, 2009: Improved Saturation with LAB -- Part I & II Video Series

Want to find out how to use the LAB color space to create superior color saturation? Check out my latest video series “Improved Saturation with LAB".

 

May 17, 2009: Highlight and Shadow Values by Channel-- Part II

Part II of the Highlight and Shadow Values by Channel video series is now online. In this video, we will look at using the individual channels to set the highlight and shadow points.

 

May 10, 2009: Highlight and Shadow Values by Channel-- Part I

Setting the highlight and shadow values is a very common procedure when editing images. However, most photographers tend to set these values using the RGB channel. However, there is another way that often produces superior results.

 

April 19, 2009: High Pass Sharpening -- Part II

The High Pass Sharpening -- Part II video has just been posted. The first video in this two part series covered the basics of the high pass technique. The second video shows how to fine tune the high pass sharpening in order to produce the best result.

 

April 09, 2009

Ron Bigelow Photography has just added two new sections to the site:

I am very pleased to announce that Ron Bigelow Photography now has a Video section. This section contains video tutorials on various photography topics. So, in addition to the large collection of photography articles, you will now be able to access photography videos. As with my photography articles, the purpose of the videos is to assist photographers to develop their photographic skills and techniques. New videos will be added on a regular basis, about one a week. Please send me an email and let me know how you like the videos. I am particularly interested in hearing whether my readers prefer videos or articles. In other words, you can help determine what kind of content I produce -- videos or articles. So, what are you waiting for? Send me an email and let me know what you think.

The What's New page will list all of the newest content on my site. So, this is the place to check for information on the latest articles, videos, images, and other information.