Luminar AI Update 3, animal photo tips, bad light management and much more

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by Jeremy Gray

published on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Luminar AI Update 3: Added M1 Mac Support and Improved Sky AI Performance

Skylum has update Luminar AI with its third major update since its release in late 2020. The new update improves the AI-based photo editor with improved Sky AI performance and better usability. Additionally, for those users lucky enough to have one of Apple’s new M1 powered Mac computers, Luminar AI now runs natively on Apple silicon.

Mac M1 owners can expect big performance gains with the latest version of Luminar AI.

The most important changes concern Sky AI. Skylum improved their algorithms, which allowed Sky AI to produce more photorealistic results with better user control and improved color accuracy. There is better sky detection, better reflections (with new sliders), and better re-ignition (with improved user control).

Additional improvements include better augmented sky objects, improved dodge and burn tools, improved model navigation, bug fixes, and more. For the full breakdown, visit Skylum’s blog. To learn more about Luminar AI, Click here.


5 tips to add emotion to your animal photos

B&H has published a video earlier this month with a wildlife photographer Kristi Odom. Odom is a Nikon Ambassador, so she knows well what makes animal photography powerful and moving. In her video below, she offers five tips for adding emotion to your wildlife photography. She discusses the importance of search, camera settings and composition, among other topics.

If you want more wildlife photography tips, earlier this year the B&H Event Space hosted a wildlife photographer Yaron Schmid for a presentation on how to improve your wildlife photography. You can see the presentation for about an hour in by clicking here.

To see more of Kristi Odom’s work, visit her website and follow her on Instagram.


Photographer Pye Jirsa Asks If You Need To Correct Your Images In The Mail

Ideally, you would take a great photo in camera and you wouldn’t need to resort to extensive photo editing to get an image back. The reality is rarely that simple. Sometimes you want to capture a moment and the light is just bad. In these cases, should you use photo editing software to fix a bad shot?

As a member of ‘Master your trade‘video series on Adorama TV, Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge explains how to correct your images in Adobe Lightroom, specifically how to use Lightroom’s editing tools to remedy poor lighting.

If you want to follow Jirsa, the exercise files are available in the video description on YouTube. To find out more about Adorama, visit youtube.


How to take better photos in difficult light

Speaking of taking photos in difficult lighting, are there some ways to get better results without needing to use photo editing software? National Geographic Photographer Bob holmes recently spoke with Marc Silber about this topic.


Aerial photography tips and tricks

Andrew Marr is back with another video of beautiful Western Australia. This is the third video of his trip, which he made with Matt fields and Jarrad Parker. The last video focuses on aerial photography, which is different from drone photography since Marr was in a helicopter. In the video below, we go behind the scenes with Marr from the air and learn some great tips for aerial photography.

To see Andrew Marr, visit his website, Youtube channel, and follow it on Instagram.


Photographer Adam Gibbs deals with frustrating light

Hard light is becoming a bit of a theme in this week’s “In Other News”. Adam gibbs recently went out to one of his favorite haunts and was faced with a frustrating light. To see how Gibbs, a very talented photographer, handled this, check out his video below.

To see more videos of Adam Gibbs, check out his Youtube channel. To see more of his photographs and learn more about his workshops, visit his website.


Handy landscape photography equipment

Mads Peter Iversen takes lots of great landscape photos. And while it can capture excellent photos with any number of cameras and lenses, there are plenty of handy amenities that can help enhance your landscape photos themselves or the experience of the landscape. capturing photos.


Thomas Heaton hikes in the mountains with his Hasselblad camera

Thomas heaton worked with cinema more recently. On a recent hike, Heaton took his Hasselblad 501cm camera and Ektar film to capture landscape footage at sunset and sunrise.

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