I haven't paid too much attention to sharpening my images to date. Which is rather odd because I am a huge fan of beautifully sharp landscape images. In fact, I recall pestering everyone I could at the very first photo workshop I attended with my burning question of "how do they (they being the big name landscape photographers I admired) get their images so wonderfully detailed and crisp?" No one seemed to have an answer for me so I back burnered the issue.
Until this week when I serendipitously discovered Mark Metternich (via his guest posts at Visual Wilderness) and his positively stunning images. Even better, I've found that he has some wonderful tutorials (a few free and even more available for purchase) on sharpening that I found really really good.
I watched both his Raw Sharpening and Ultimate Web Sharpening video this week and selected an image I made in Banff recently to try out what I learned. All I can say is WOW and bless you Mark Metternich! I am so thrilled with the result I got using his raw sharpening method. Of course I still have much to learn but I am excited to finally have the knowledge to achieve the look I've been chasing for the last 3 years!
Since I am no expert, I will not even try to give you details on how to do this but instead will happily refer you to Mark. Be sure to check out his website and videos if sharpening is something you'd like to learn more about.
And mind you don't slice your eyeballs on those mountains up there ;)
Happy image making folks!