Lives in Mobile, United States
Works as a Director R&D
Has a website at http://blog.patdavid.net
Joined on Nov 6, 2011
Usually messing around with Free/Open Source Software and its relation to photography in some form...
Published on Nov 11, 2013 | Software Techniques|
Creating and using Luminosity Masks in GIMP. Particularly the usefulness of a Mid-Tone mask for increasing saturation and contrast across an image without effecting the darkest and lightest tones.
Published on Aug 22, 2013 | Software Techniques|
Using Free/Open Source software LuminanceHDR to create and tonemap High Dynamic Range images
Published on Jul 8, 2013 | Product Reviews & Previews|
Using F/OSS Enfuse for automatically exposure-blending a multiple exposure image without having to resort to a full-blown HDR creation and tonemapping.
Published on May 7, 2013 | Software Techniques|
Noise removal through simply taking a number of the same shot, and median combining them in post.
Published on Mar 29, 2013 | Software Techniques|
A complete portrait session walk-through including capturing the image, and all of the step-by-step postprocessing to finish the image.
Published on Mar 12, 2013 | Software Techniques|
A method for reproducing Calvin Hollywoods "Freaky Details" effect in GIMP + G'MIC
Published on Feb 7, 2013 | Software Techniques|
A (hopefully) comprehensive look at methods for converting images to B&W (grayscale) in GIMP. Covers just about every available option, as well as pointers and thoughts on using them.
Published on Jan 24, 2013 | Software Techniques|
Using open source software (Enfuse) to blend focus stacks of images in macro photography to increase depth of field.
Published on Nov 14, 2012 | Software Techniques|
"Content Aware Fill" in GIMP using Resynthesizer and the "Heal Selection" script provides an amazing means to build textures to replace portions of an image.
Published on Mar 6, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
Using a hyper-detailed 3D model as a portrait lighting test for various lighting types and modifiers.
Published on Jan 25, 2012 | Software Techniques|
There are many methods of approaching skin retouching and smoothing, but few that provide as much power and capability as frequency separation in GIMP through the Wavelet Decompose plugin.