Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Adding a Copyright Preset in Adobe Lightroom

Now there's probably been a lot of blog posts on how to set up a Copyright Preset in Adobe Lightroom so there may be nothing new here. Due to a lot of problems we've recently been having with businesses stealing photos and using on their websites (not that this would stop them) we thought we would show you the information that we immediately apply to all our images in Adobe Lightroom.

You really only need the minimum amount of information to cover yourself and once it is set up it only takes moments to add the copyright information to all your images. Once you have imported a new batch of photos into Lightroom, this should be the first thing you do. If you do not care who uses your images or where they use your images then this post is probably of no use to you.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

NiSi Filters - Filter Kits

NiSi Filters has just launched their long awaited Filter Kits. They have the 'Starter Kit', 'Advanced Kit' and 'Professional Kit'. The release of the kits will make it much easier for photographers of all levels to purchase the right kit for their needs and budget.

If you are unfamiliar with the NiSi brand of filters you can check out their range of products here.

The 100mm Aluminium Filter Holder Foundation Kit from NiSi is the most advanced 100mm filter holder with superb build quality. The NiSi Filter Holder allows you to use 3 100mm filters in addition to a Circular Polarizing filter in any combination. It is made from aviation-grade aluminium. This foundation kit comes complete with an ultra slim 82mm CPL filter and 4 adapter ring for most popular wide angle lenses (67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm). The matte black frosted finish on the surface to minimize reflection. With the unique rotation wheel design, the CPL filter can be rotated via a cog on the back of the filter which mean no longer have to set the CPL filter before insert the other filter.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Peak Design - Shell

We love the Peak Design products. As Travel Photographers we are always looking for products that work well in all conditions. In the past, we have used weather-sealed DSLR cameras which at times have been drenched and have still performed well so we really haven't had the need for a rain cover for our cameras. However, we are now mirrorless shooters and unfortunately they do not handle the rain as well as our previous cameras, as a matter of fact, the Sony A7r camera body is not weather sealed at all. We've always carried a cheap rain cover that allows you to access the camera via side sleeves however we have found these to be extremely awkward at times and difficult to read the LCD screen when covered in droplets of water. So we were delighted when we saw the Peak Design Shell product.

Friday, 26 February 2016

New Release - Topaz DeNoise 6 software

We have been using this software for ages and it really is great for reducing Noise in problem areas of an image without affecting the whole image. This version includes lots of presets for different cameras shot at high ISO settings. So when you're in low light and can't use a tripod and afraid to raise the ISO to get a faster shutter speed, look no further. Now you can take these shots with a high ISO without sacrificing detail. Whether you’re shooting in low light, using fast speeds, or encountering noisy conditions, Topaz DeNoise gives you the peace of mind to know that you’ll end up with a crisp, clear, and noise-free result.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

ON1 ReSize 2017

With ON1 Resize, you can enlarge any photo up to 1000% without loss of sharpness or detail. It's the gold standard for photo enlargements using the Genuine Fractals® technology. Whether enlarging photos from your mobile device or your camera, ON1 Resize gives you everything needed for the highest quality photo enlargements. To find out more click on the image below.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

ON1 ReSize 2017

ON1, Inc. has announced ON1 Resize 2017, the latest version of their award winning Genuine Fractals® technology. ON1 Resize is also part of the ON1 Photo Raw 2018 suite.

ON1 Resize allows photographers to get the highest quality photo enlargements, using Genuine Fractals technology–patented, fractal-based interpolation algorithms—to enlarge photos up to 1000% without the loss of sharpness or detail. Popular features like the gallery wrap and tiling options are included, an overhaul of the user interface, and more.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Travel Photography - New Free eBooks

We have recently launched 2 NEW eBooks titled -

"Travel Photography - 10 tips for monochrome photography"

"Travel Photography - 10 tips when photographing water".

In these eBooks we have shared some valuable tips and techniques that will really help you in your photography. The eBooks are ideal for the beginner/amateur/enthusiast and is Free by clicking on the titles below.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Review: Peak Design "Capture" Camera Clip

We recently started using the Peak Design "Slide" Camera Strap for days when we are using our cameras without a backpack camera bag. Although we find the strap to be very functional we have found it is less than ideal when using a backpack. We spoke to the wonderful people at Peak Design and they recommended we try the Capture Camera Clip instead.