Slices of Life: The Blog of Urbin Photography

Observations by Photographer Mark Urbin

Selective Colorization using GIMP

Photoshop can be a tad expensive, so a lot of photographers turn to GIMP, an open source digital image editor with many of the same features.

A common trick of digital editing is Selective Colorization.  That is where you have a single color in an otherwise black and white photo.  Here is a straightforward tutorial on how to do that in GIMP

Here is an example.  Note the red on the belt.

Selective Colorization example

Here is another example and two more.

January 29, 2009 Posted by | Black and White, How To, Martial Arts, People, Photography | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Planning an Ahwahnee Wedding


Planning an Ahwanhee Wedding, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

A wedding being planned at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.

January 26, 2009 Posted by | Events, People, Wedding Photography, Yosemite | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Metal Stairs

Metal Stairs, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

Some things just catch your eye. I was wandering around downtown Westborough and these stairs did just that.

January 23, 2009 Posted by | Black and White, New England, Photography, Urbin Photography | , , , , , | Leave a comment

10-megapixel camera for under $200

Wow.  It’s amazing to me how fast this technology has matured over the past few years.

Canon is selling the Canon PowerShot SD770 for $174, and that includes free shipping. You can pay more if you want it faster.  

Before you hang up your DSLR, remember that handheld have a much smaller image capture space. You just can’t grab as many photons as you can with a  DSLR. 

Still, that’s a lot of megapixils to work with.

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Gear | , , | Leave a comment

Golden Retrievers at play

My two dogs are some of my best models.


Playing Dogs

Playing Dogs

January 12, 2009 Posted by | Dogs, Photography, Urbin Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Candles in the Dark


Candles in the Dark

Candles in the Dark

Having fun with low light photography.

January 5, 2009 Posted by | Photography, Urbin Photography | , , , , , | Leave a comment