5 Day Deal

5 Day Deal

Does the chance to buy over $2000 of photography education products for just $89 sound tempting? It’s all part of the 5 Day Deal, starting today. The bundle includes some fantastic photography ebooks, video courses and Lightroom Develop Presets.

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Silver Efex Pro 2 vs. Tonality Pro

Silver Efex Pro 2 vs. Tonality Pro

Since I reviewed MacPhun’s Tonality Pro a few weeks ago I’ve been asked by several people which is best – Tonality Pro or Silver Efex 2 Pro. It’s a subjective call, but let’s start by taking a look at some of the points of differentiation between the two programs.

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Long Exposure Photography with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1

Long exposure photo taken with Fujifilm X-Pro 1 camera

Anyone familiar with Wellington will know that the high winds and variable weather are a frustration for landscape photographers. We had some beautiful calm days this week so I took advantage of the conditions to test out my new Fujifilm X-Pro 1 for long exposure photography.

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How to Show the Focus Points in Lightroom

Show focus points in Lightroom

If you’re a Canon EOS user and you process your Raw files in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) there’s a feature that shows you which autofocus points were locked onto the subject when you took the photo. Considering that Lightroom is a much more advanced Raw converter, you’d think that it would have the same feature. But it doesn’t! Until now…

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An Interview with Portrait Photographer Natalie Fong

Natalie Fong portait photographer interview

Natalie Fong is a young photographer based in New York City. I first saw her work on Emily Soto’s blog, where her behind the scenes photos (taken while assisting a shoot) caught my eye for their beauty, atmosphere and use of natural light.

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Converting Photos to Black & White with Tonality Pro

Tonality Pro review

Tonality Pro is a Mac only application that converts colour photos to black and white. It works as both a standalone program and a plug-in for Lightroom or Photoshop.

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Lightroom project #2: Create a Long-Term Project

Lightroom Project 2

This the second in a series of articles written with the aim of encouraging you to use Lightroom more.

You can view all the Lightroom projects here. More will be added over the coming weeks.

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Portraits with Ashley

Natural light portrait processed in Lightroom

It’s winter here in Wellington and the weather hasn’t been conducive for portrait photography over the last month or so. I have several portrait projects to pick up again as the weather improves, but this week I’d like to share with you some more photos of Ashley.

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Six Principles of Time Management for Photographers

Time management for photographers

Managing time is essential for photographers. The better you manage your time, the more of it you will have for taking photos, processing Raw files, learning new photography techniques and all the other enjoyable aspects of our hobby.

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Lightroom Project #1: Organise Your Photos

Cozumel, Mexico

This is the first of a series of articles designed to encourage you to use Lightroom more. I’m writing it because I’ve observed that practical projects encourage people to set aside some time and put some of the things they’ve learnt from my articles and books into practice. Follow these exercises and not only will you learn to organise your photos better but your post-processing skills will improve immensely. It should also be a lot of fun!

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Learn how to create beautiful photos in Lightroom with Mastering Lightroom: Book Four – The Photos