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Plug In with Nik: A Photographer’s Guide to Creating Dynamic Images with Nik Software by John Batdorff

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Chapter 1. Dfine 2.0

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“Lost in the Moment,” New York City Subway, 2012Canon 5D Mark II 48mm 1/50 @ f/2.8 ISO 200

Dealing with a “noisy” image is nothing new: Back when film was your only option, you would have written off the images as grainy and tried to do better next time. With the advent of the digital sensor, you are still dealing with noise but to a much lesser extent. You also have far greater options for reducing noise in postprocessing. Regardless, whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, there’s one thing for sure: You’ve had to deal with digital noise from time to time. How you handle that noise might help separate the ...

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