Regular readers know that I am big fan of the bags from the folks at Think Tank.
My friends at Think Tank Photo, who are celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary, just announced a special offer. Whenever you order one of their Urban Disguise Shoulder bags between now and May 15th you will receive a Shoulder Harness V2.0 backpack harness by mail for free. This harness is pretty amazing for it easily converts your shoulder bag into a backpack. It’s great for freeing up your hands to sprint through airports for flights, for example. To partake of this special offer, simply order the Urban Disguise bag of your choice and download and submit the online form. Think Tank will ship your new harness right out. And, don’t forget that by using my special URL you will receive a free gift from Think Tank with your order as well as free shipping.
Nikon has been busy. Not only have they been building a string of successful full frame cameras, they’ve been pushing hard in the crop sensor space with the new D7200. While there has yet to be a successor to the D300S, Nikon has not dropped the ball at all. How can I say this? Read on… Continue reading REVIEW : Nikon swings for the fence with the D7200
OnOne, the well respected independent software provider of tools for photographers has released an updated version of their complete suite of such tools. The Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 brings a series of integrated photo editing and manipulation tools into a single package. Continue reading OnOne Software Updates Perfect Photo Suite to V9.5
Canon’s EOS Cinema lineup has up to now had one 4K solution, the C500. Brilliant but pricey piece of kit, where other video camera manufacturers have been pushing harder sooner. Blackmagic Design has the URSA and Sony has the killer PSW-FS7 but both came in at a lower cost than the C500. Canon has announced two new cameras, and a new recording format to try to establish a leg up in 4K. Continue reading Canon Punches at 4K
Last year I started following this photographer from Glasgow by name of John G Moore. I like his work. In addition to his work with people, he does some fabulous landscape work and he tends to post these as black and white images.
Since then, we’ve communicated back and forth and I am unabashedly giving my friend John’s Lightroom Presets a push to my readers. There are 30 BW presets in the kit, it sells for nine pounds ninety nine via PayPal and the stuff is great. John recommends you do all your edits before applying the presets, and you can of course still tweak after that if so inclined. It’s Lightroom after all.
If you like making black and white images, and want to accelerate your work with excellent presets head over to John’s website and purchase the package. Here’s an example of an image of Kettle Lake near Caledon Ontario using John’s Anselmo-2 preset.
My recent post on microshake and micro blur has generated a lot of very positive feedback and I thank folks for their grace and courtesy. This article discusses steps to take when you’ve done all you can and believe that the issue is the combination of lens and camera. It get’s a little deep, so be brave and read on… Continue reading I Don’t Think My Lens is Sharp…now what?
It happened again this week. A former student sent me an email, “I should give up or get a different camera. Everything looked great on the LCD but when I got the pictures into Lightroom they weren’t tack sharp. I don’t know what I am doing wrong and it’s making me depressed.”
We’ve all been there. Let’s look at getting to a happier place. Continue reading But It Looked Great on the Camera LCD…
We hear a lot about using luminosity masks. I hear the term thrown around a lot, but when I dig in, folks often understand that they are great tools, but don’t know where they come from, what one can do with them and how to make them. In fact, I have encountered nice people who are paying $$ for Photoshop actions that make luminosity masks. Ok. I’m going to teach you to make your own as well. Continue reading The Value Proposition of Luminosity Masks
Just a week following the announcement of the Profoto B2 compact, portable, battery powered strobes, Elinchrom has announced the ELB 400 for delivery later this spring. The ELB 400 replaces the Quadra Hybrid lineup. So what’s new? Read on gentle reader… Continue reading NEW : Elinchrom ELB 400
You bought a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. It’s awesome. It helps you make great images. You’re really starting to see like a photographer. Yet there’s something that’s as Pink Floyd would have said “not quite right”. Odds are good, it’s the lens, so come with me brave readers and learn where to go next. Continue reading Moving Beyond Your Kit Lens