New Tools, New Techniques Pushing my Creativity to New Heights

The holidays are now over, and 2015 is off to a roaring start; in my house the Christmas tree has been taken down and stowed away for next year, which made for an interesting creative opportunity in itself – you can check out my Christmas ornament photos on my YouPic page.

My loving wife of 22-plus years gave me an excellent Christmas present this year, surprising me with a Wacom Intuos® Pro (small) pen and tablet set, which has already given me a much greater range of precision in editing my photos. I’ve been able to do things with it that would have taken me days, or even weeks, with just a mouse – and would have required countless “undo” commands.

I am continuing to delve the depths of my digital image library looking for those images that I never would have given much thought to reworking with just a mouse, and it has already been a rather fruitful endeavor.

Beyond editing – I am also exploring and using post-processing filters to give some of my images that extra-special touch that takes them from a simple photo to a piece of art.


© Wayne V. Hall, all rights reserved.

BEFORE                                                 AFTER

The image on the left shows the original image (edited only for tone). The image on the right shows the final version after using my Intuos® Pro to remove the power lines from the background and applying a few post-processing filters to give it a unique look.

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams


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