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The line of human life

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Steep, uphill, bent and muddy
but no roots to keep us grounded:

we reach the sky … we fly!

How to photo retouch your pale shots into real black&white art

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Let’s say you had a wonderful day on the snow, though without too much sunlight. Most colours in your pictures look like 70s’ toilet paper (pale blue, pale green, pale brown and so on). Pity, you could have had so beautiful shape/contrast silhouette with those black trees, people and white snow background.

It is time to open your photo retouch software and pimp your snow day:

– convert to black and white
– choose maximum whites
– enhance the contrast with blacks
– level blacks and whites up

In this way you get real black and white pictures and not boring shadows of grey. Dare with dark blacks and white whites the more you can and let the atmosphere you enjoyed pop out of your art!

And click here to see other shots we took on our “winter hike” on Uetliberg, the natural terrace on Zurich.

Pictures of light: the enchanted snow white Ghent (Gand), Flanders, Belgium

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I had the lucky opportunity to visit Ghent (Belgium) in winter (wait…) under the snow (ah!). The city lights plus the white snow transformed this “diamond of the Flanders” in a fairy tale location.  Enjoy my  day and night reportage from Ghent: click HERE for our flickr.com picture set on Ghent!

Artborghi wishes you Happy New Year at high sensitivity and fast speeds!

nikon d800 on the move

Either you are hiking on the snow by night or high-speed skiing by day, shooting good pictures with no blur and deep focus field is often a problem. Not anymore now with a full frame camera (D800) with low ISO noise (pictures in the dark shot at ISO 4000) and a fast fixed lens (50 mm f/1.4). Enjoy a few day and night shots from the Swiss Alps by clicking here!

D800’s sense of snow: whitest Season’s greetings to everyone!

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Having my D800 for the first time on the ski slopes made me really appreciate this camera. I could not realize before how few were the “whites” present in my pictures. And how cool is to capture the moon light on white mountains, even without tripod. Last but not least, how easy is to shoot with a point-and-click reflex thanks to the (almost) never disappointing AF (at least after it was – almost – repaired). Enjoy our flickr album on white Andermatt (CH) 2012: click here!

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