Lee’s Outdoor Photography Blog

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Playing around with B&W

Once again, I have been using Nik Software plug-in for LR5 called Silver Effex Pro 2.0 to convert some wildlife images to black and white.  I have been wanting to see the difference when texture is the key communicator versus color. Here are the results: The buffalo images were lacking in color but after the […]

American Alligator in Black & White or Color?

I took this shot of a large American Alligator (bull) in Brazos Bend State Park this past April.  I have focused a bit more on editing images in Black & White to see how much more texture and light can impact an image versus color alone.  I thought I would see which image you preferred?  […]

Shot of the Day – Rufous-Crowned Sparrow

This image of a Rufous-crowned Sparrow was taken at Transition Ranch northwest of Uvalde, Texas. Technical Information: Equipment:  Canon 7D, Canon 600 f/4 L II, Canon 1.4 extender, Gitzo Tripod with Wimberly Head Exposure:  1/400 @ f/6.3, ISO 640, Processed in LR5  

Lightroom 5 Tips & Tricks (Setting Your Whites & Black Levels)

If you are like me, you love editing your images in Lightroom (LR) due to the brilliant organization tools in the Library Module, the intuitive editing functions in the Develop Module, and the other modules like Print, Slideshow, and Map.  From time to time, I will share a tip/trick to help you make the most […]

Focus Stacking for Greater Depth-of-Field

This morning I went to a local park, Berry Springs, to shoot some macro images of dragonflies, butterflies and insects.  Since I had sent the Canon 7D off to Canon Professional Services for a check and cleaning, that left me with the new Canon 5D Mark III to shoot with so I opted to go […]

Photoshop for Photographers Video Training @ Craft & Vision

I realize that there are a gazillion training tools out there for Adobe Photoshop (PS), but I wanted to share my experience with you in the event you found yourself in the same predicament as me. At this point, I feel I have pretty  much mastered Adobe Lightroom 5 (LR5) as I have found some […]