Another part of the Aurora HDR 2019 series, this time I edit a jpeg photo from a Google Pixel 2. I hope this shows that you don’t need to just use this software for RAW bracketed files.
This was the photo that I started with, unedited and straight out of the phone. Read More
I've had a lensball for a while but never really used it before. I didn't want to just take a photo with me holding it in front of the subject, it seems like everyone is taking a photo like that.
I must admit I did take a photo like that when I first got it and it received a lot of likes on Instagram but I wanted to step away from that. Read More
The idea of travelling on the London Underground with children might send shivers through some people it is actually a fun way for them to travel. It might be one of the only times they get to travel this way and there are a few things you can do to make it a little more enjoyable. Read More
One of my favourite things to do during spring and summer is just to walk around London and take photos, capturing things I hadn't seen before or just trying a different angle of a building.
This got me thinking about a photography project that you can join in with and it might even keep the children entertained and you'll get to see different parts of London. Read More
Being a snap happy individual, there’s no doubt that you have your trusty DSLR on your back wherever you go. You might even pack a spare lens or two, some filters, your tripod and a backup battery in your Lowepro backpack. Any opportunity that arises for a great shot or two and you're there. Whether street photography, landscape shots or portraiture is your thing, you can always try your hand at something new. Read More
Lewis from Adventure Brown, sent me a photo to edit which was taken at Cauldron Falls in Glencoe Scotland.
The photo was taken using a Sony A6000 and as you can see it was a longer exposure of 3.2seconds and it looks like a wonderful location for photography. Read More
Let's recap, the UK was pretty much covered in snow for nearly a week. Everyone seems to have seen at least a dusting, in the South we had a fair amount from Monday night to Thursday with it being washed away over the weekend.
As a photographer, this gave me the first real opportunity of taking some photos where the focus is snow, the aim is to capture snow photos that blow you away. Read More
Today we're talking memory cards...more specifically dual memory cards.
If you've recently bought yourself a new high-end camera you would have found it's more often than not got dual card slots.
With the professional bodies from Nikon, Canon or Sony you can pick which card type you'd prefer such as XQD, SD or Compact Flash. Normally you can buy a version that has two slots the same which is perfect but for some reason, Nikon thought it would be a good idea to have one XQD slot and one SD slot in the new D850 meaning you've got to purchase two different types of cards. Read More
It’s that horrible feeling when you see one of your photos being used on someone else’s account. I’ve had people use a few of my photos without consent, mainly a couple of flower photos or a landscape photo or two…thankfully never a photography of my children.
Most people are honest people and they’ll ask if they can use one of my photos or they can download a selection of my photos on my Unsplash account. These people give credit and you get a warm glowing feeling with the fact that people actually like your photos. Read More
Watermarks get In the way of the Image
This topic divides many people and many people are going to disagree with me. Many photographers tell you that you must protect your work and this makes beginners into believing this. Everyone is free to make the decisions on their own...for what works for them.
As you might be aware, I upload a wide selection of photos to Unsplash. This means people are free to use these photos for commercial and non-commercial purposes. They don't have to credit but it's always nice if they do. Not all photos get loaded here but a fair percentage do. Read More
A complete HDR photography solution developed by Macphun and Trey Ratcliff.
For the FIRST time EVER it is also available on Windows...this is awesome news.
The user interface of Aurora HDR has been completely re-designed from scratch. Flatter, modern and ultra-responsive, every tool is exactly where you expect it. Read More
I often get sent new bits of software and most I just dismiss. I'm happy using Lightroom, Aurora and Luminar and between them, they do exactly what I want.
The other day I was asked if I wanted to try a new piece of software that uses AI to edit the photo so that you don't have to do anything. The exposure, colours, etc are all sorted for you. You load a photo and the software does everything for you.
This is called PhotoLemur and I think you'll like it. Read More