Thank you to everyone here

I just want to take this time to say thank you to everyone here. Between the great advice from those here and some trial and error, I have really been able to take my game up to another level. I thought I had a problem with a lens a while back when it was new, but I still needed to learn a few things. I am no longer trying to make my images look like someone elses. I have my own style now. Tone Mapping and local contrast in Raw Therapee really make a difference.

Mr. David, your article on wavelet decompose was really something that I have been able to use and it allowed me to develop a nice little work flow for portraiture. Top notch and thank you. Not to mention that the sharpening of the bottom detail layer really gives punch to my images. Good Grief!!!

Again thank you all for everything.

John Lambiase


This is the best kind of feedback. You totally made my day!


I really want to jump on the bandwagon here and say pretty much the same thing. I’ve only been here a week, but the amount of information and the overall vibe of the community here makes for a great experience.

Reminds me of days of old, before myspace and facebook, when message boards where all the rage… This kind of places me, but it’s alright. Do you mind linking that article you mentioned? Thanks.


Wow, thank you very much for taking the time leave some positive feedback (and thank you for the kind words)!

I’m really hopeful to get some time free to start writing again.

@zerosapte - he may be talking about a couple of different places where I’ve talked about wavelet decompose:


Sorry it took so long to get back. I cover high school sports and When I talked about Wavelet, I was referring the tool in Gimp. Sorry I did not make that clear and the Article by Mr David was posted by him in this thread.

Regarding the sharpening inside that wavelet tool, I have found that in Scale 1 which carries most of the details, you can run unsharp mask with standard protocals two and even three times one right after another. In my portraits, it has really been able to help accentuate and help extrapolate detail.