Most asked questions

I get asked a lot of questions about my photos, and they are usually the same :) So here are my replies to most asked ones :)

How do you edit your photos?

I mostly use HDR tonemapping using Photomatix and finish up my photos in Photoshop and Lightroom. Check out my HDR tutorial to see the details

Where did you take that photo?

To see the (almost) exact location for all my photos added this year, just find the relevant post on this blog. Under each photo you can find the location on Google maps. If you click on the Google logo, it will open a new window with Google maps and that location centered.

What camera and gear do you use?

I currently use a 5D mark II. For the complete list of my gear, check out the My gear page.

What were your settings with this photo?

If you want to know what were the settings, just find the relevant post, open it and under the photo is a list of all the camera settings. Or you can go to my smugmug portfolio, and there if you hover over a photo, you get a Photo information button. Click on it and all the relevant exif data is shown.

How many brackets do you take?

Simple answer, as many as I need :) But usually it is 7, that’s my default value :)


Earth vs. the Flying Saucer

Looks almost like a view from an UFO, invading Bratislava :) Actually it is a view from a restaurant called UFO :) This is another of my experiments with manual blending. Here I used two images, which were combined using masks in Photoshop, with some additional steps done after that (contrast, noise reduction, sharpening). For the comparison, here are the two original shots, that I used:


and here is the final result
Earth vs. the Flying Saucer

Number of exposures: 2; Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: Canon 24-70 mm F2.8;
Focal length: 25 mm; Aperture: 5.6; Exposure time: 2s and 15s; ISO: 100; Tripod used: yes

Where was this photo taken:

[map z=”18″ hidecontrols=”true” marker=”yes” w=”100%” h=”150″ maptype=”SATELLITE” lat=”48.137242″ lon=”17.10458″]