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Sharpening Fuji files in Photoshop vs Lightroom

Sharpening Fuji files in Photoshop vs Lightroom

Fuji RAF files have been long plagued by sharpening "worms" when using the Camera Raw algorithms for processing.  At first glance the files look lovely, but when you apply any form of zoom to check and correct sharpness, the dreaded wormy artifacts appear.  Many people have suggested using other raw processors, such as Capture One Pro, Irident etc, but if you've already committed to Creative Cloud this is not the best option.  Many other people have suggested instead using Photoshop's sharpening filters to add sharpness.  Nothing I am about to say is new or has been discovered by myself, this is just me looking into the different options and deciding (based on my own opinion) which is the best for me.

Promotional school photography

Promotional school photography

A couple of months ago I shot some images for a local school's Open Evening advertising.  I had an eager bunch of bright eyed year 7 pupils, new to the school (it was their first week!) to act as models in various situations in the Science department.  The images had to be bright, interesting and showing the pupils enjoying their time in "lessons". 

Betws-y-coed and the Watkin Path

Betws-y-coed and the Watkin Path

Every year I get a chance to shoot in Snowdonia, arguably one of the most beautiful places in the British Isles.  It is however always in winter, when visiting relatives in the area - so it's cold!!  Last year we went to the Llyn Idwal/Tryfan area on New Year's Eve at sunrise - you can see the result of this little trip in an earlier post.

Thetford Forest in Autumn

Thetford Forest in Autumn

Trees.  Trees seem to be the flavour of the month for many photographers, particularly if you take a brief tour through Twitter.  Trees with mist, trees with rain, trees with moss, trees with moss and mist....they seem to have replaced coastal long exposures and sunsets.

Paris

Paris

Paris is a city of contrasts.  Fiercely passionate republicans, humble locals, excited tourists, tired tourists, all can be found here.  The architecture is also contrasting - the old, classic architecture of buildings like the Hotel des Invalides, the Opera, and even contrast within the same location - the Louvre. All of this makes Paris a great location to explore over a week and to document through photography.