Shooting HDR handheld

07/18/2015 | Categories:
When shooting landscapes, you often find that current (2015) DSLR cameras lack (at least) one stop of dynamic range. Combining several exposures with HDR is one solution to this weakness, but it generally means bringing a tripod along with you. Here is a method to minimize misalignment issues and still shoot handheld.

Managing an image gallery with Lightroom and Zenphoto

06/21/2015 | Categories:
Managing an online gallery with lots of albums and pictures is not always easy. This article describes the workflow I have developed over the years to make things more efficient and automated, using Lightroom and Zenphoto. The process can certainly be replicated with other software/scripts.

Geotagging photos with Endomondo and Lightroom

11/09/2014 | Categories:
Geotagging your photos can prove very useful if you plan to upload them to web apps that display maps or locate pictures such as FlickR, Picasa, Panoramio, or if you have a Zenphoto gallery. Today very few cameras have an internal GPS, but there are solutions to geotag your photos using the Endomondo sports tracking app on iPhone or Android.

Scanning with a Nikon Coolscan

10/11/2014 | Categories:
We have just bought a Nikon Cooslcan IV in perfect condition to scan our stock of slides from the late 1990s and early 2000s. 

Planning a trip to the D Day beaches

08/24/2012 | Categories:
The D Day beaches of Normandy are a great opportunity to be immersed in World War II for both veterans and the younger generation. The whole area has a number of museums, monuments and war cemeteries to visit.

Paris in Summer photo series

08/20/2012 | Categories: | Tags:
Paris is really different in Summer. The city is gradually emptying from parisians. Its remaining inhabitants are more relaxed than any other time in the year. And tourists flood some areas where you can barely hear anyone speak french. I am currently publishing a series of photos showing this special atmosphere.

Geotagging in progress

08/13/2012 | Categories:
Geotagging is being added to the pictures in the galleries.

We changed everything!

07/05/2012 | Categories:
After close to ten years in its previous configuration, France in Photos has changed. The website is now published with a framework that will allow easier updates. It has a new layout, a new domain name. Everything has changed, except the photo galleries that still have the same content and the articles that are still there. Enjoy the novelties and stay tuned for even more changes!

Portable photo storage devices

07/05/2012 | Categories:
As every digital travel photographer, I am comfronted to the problem of storing a large number of images on a long trip. The cost per Mb of Compact Flash cards is getting lower and lower, but the files are also getting larger every time a new SLR is out. Sometimes you can take your laptop with you and have ample storage size, but if you want to travel light, another solution is portable photo storage devices.

The ND grad filter

07/04/2012 | Categories: | Tags:
ND (Neutral Density) grad filters are an essential addition to your photographic toolset if you plan to make serious landscape photography.