Cloning. Made. Easy.

7. July 2014

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Cloning. Made. Easy.

A few months ago, one of my friends who is working on a book on surrealist Paris saw a photo of mine, one of the Paris shots I featured in the series of long-exposure articles recently published on the X-equals website. He liked the ghost effect with the Parisian backdrop, and asked me for some […]

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 3 of 3

22. January 2014

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 3 of 3

In this, the third and last installment of our series on long-exposure photography, we are going to look into three advances uses of the technique.  In Part 2 we examined how to do a basic long-exposure shot of still water. This part assumes that you are a little better equipped (with tripod and filters) and […]

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Real World XeL with Craig Ferguson

8. October 2013

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Real World XeL with Craig Ferguson

We’re pumped to have photographer Craig Ferguson walk us through how he uses X-Equals XeL within his editing workflow. One thing to notice is you don’t have to to make many adjustments to get a very clean and subtle effect with Xel. Dig in below as Craig shows us all how it’s done! … and […]

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 2 of 3

27. September 2013

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 2 of 3

Jersey City Dawn (Canon 7D, 27mm, f/13, 30s, ISO 100) Now that we’ve established in Part 1 why long-exposure photography is interesting and what it helps you achieve, I wanted to walk you through your first long-exposure shot, from location scouting all the way to post-processing. Since you might not yet know if this is […]

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 1 of 3

3. September 2013

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 1 of 3

Woods Hole Dawn (Canon EOS 7D, 17mm, F/18, 30s, ISO 100, no filter, Cape Cod, 6:30AM, Sept. 1st) Long-exposure photographs have a distinctive look, and are often elusive to achieve for beginning photographers. But we’re here to help … Once you start dabbling with the technique, you’ll realize that it’s relatively easy to achieve interesting […]

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 4 of 4

31. July 2013

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 4 of 4

Welcome to Part 4 of Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom! So far in this series we have looked at the process required to organize your images (Part 1), captioning and filtering your images (Part 2), and using the Develop Module in Lightroom (Part 3) to create a simple and easy to navigate Lightroom catalog. […]

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X-Equals XeL – Best Practices in Workflow

26. July 2013

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X-Equals XeL – Best Practices in Workflow

One major misconception regarding our XeL presets is that they are a one click fix, much like Silver Efex and Alien Skin. XeL is not even an image finishing solution as VSCO Film purports itself to be. XeL is different, it is a workflow tool, not a magic brush for your images. XeL, when used […]

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$49.99 – XeL 2.0 – Bundle – The Complete XeL:Toolkit!

18. June 2013

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$49.99 – XeL 2.0 – Bundle – The Complete XeL:Toolkit!

** ALL X-EQUALS PRESETS ARE 100% LIGHTROOM 4 and 5 COMPATIBLE ** Ohhhhhhhhhhh SNAP! Yep, we did it. Time to go ALL IN on the XeL Platform … which is the best way to get the only COMPLETE digital darkroom and non-destructive toolkit for Lightroom. If you bought the entire XeL Suite separately you’d drop […]

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X-Equals – XeL 2.0 – Product Details

22. May 2013

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X-Equals – XeL 2.0 – Product Details

XeL 2.0 is ready! And … all XeL Products have been updated! Get your copy today! Now … onto the details! We made some structural changes to the configuration of XeL, corrected some outstanding issues from the prior releases, added in new Tone presets for all film emulations and prepared the XeL system for future […]

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$29.99 – XeL 2.0 – Color Film Emulations

6. May 2013

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$29.99 – XeL 2.0 – Color Film Emulations

** ALL X-EQUALS PRESETS ARE 100% LIGHTROOM 4 and 5 COMPATIBLE ** XeL: Color features 250+ presets, and represents the largest, most complete compilation of professional color film emulations available for Lightroom 4 and 5 – including numerous auxiliary presets that allow you to further develop your images in the style of traditional film techniques […]

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