working in a different way to manipulate landscape photos lately
I am working with two cameras these days: digital single lens reflex, Nikon D3100 with a 18-55mm lens, and a point and shoot digital camera, Sony H50 (15x zoom lens). The software I use to manipulate images is Corel Paint Shop Pro x4. The technique I use varies. Mostly it is two steps, local tone mapping which tends to brighten the image a little too much for my liking and then I darken the image by using the brightness/contrast function. Then after that I may try a few others things with the software. My goals is to get a darker, richer, more contrasty image. A somewhat surreal image. Sometimes that is the goal. I am never completely satisfied. My personal handicap is red green colour blindness which is a problem for more subtle colour editing.