Welcome to another post from our Topaz series, Behind the Lens! Today we’ll be learning more about photographer Jim Harris. Learn how Jim got started and learn about timed exposure, hear about creative challenges, and see a gallery of breathtaking images! Read more of Behind the Lens with Jim Harris…
Under the Creative Influence
I come from a family of talented artists. My Mother dabbled in painting but my Uncle, Marty Gunsaullus, was one of my earliest and main influences. He has made his living as an artist in Los Angeles his entire life. Marty is mainly a painter but he did do a lot with black and white film photography back in his early days. That truly inspired me.
It’s been a great year at Topaz Labs, we have so much to be thankful for! So, let’s take some time to reflect on the best of Clarity – a plugin that many users are thankful for! While Clarity did not see a major update, there have been bug fixes to this fan favorite. If you aren’t sure if you have the latest version, you can check here.
Now, let’s reflect on some of the best of Clarity.
“With any form of photography, the photo captures a point in time; it is a record of what was there at that specific moment. However, to make a photo interesting to the audience it must be more than just a record.
Cities contain many buildings, good and bad architecture; shapes; patterns; people and culture. Urban landscape is therefore a wide subject that can encompass the elements of both the physical and cultural aspects of a city.”
-Adrian Pym, writer and judge for the Digital Lightroom
In lieu of the on-going photography competition hosted by The Digital Lightroom, I was inspired by the current submission theme ‘Urban Landscape’ (see here on how to enter the competition to win a free copy of Topaz Clarity).
An easy landscape tutorial using Topaz Clarity and Photoshop.
by Joe Reardon
- Location: Schwabacher’s Landing, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
- Equipment: Nikon D800 wwith a 14-24 MM lens. This is a 5 image HDR, processed in Photoshop HDR Pro. F13 @ ISO 400 +1 +2 & -1 -2