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Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows is now available for pre-order

Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows is now available for pre-order

Aurora HDR 2018 Aurora HDR 2018 has a completely new and smarter algorithm for tone mapping single or multiple exposures that result in the most realistic starting image possible. When merging brackets, the algorithm analyzes each image separately, automatically detecting dark and light zones and adjusting the level of detail which will produce a very natural looking HDR image. With single image processing, the tone mapping algorithm brings out colors and enhances dark and light zones. Either way, this initial…

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Macphun Luminar Update

Macphun Luminar Update

A minor update to our All-in-One photo editing solution Luminar, that includes some enhancements designed for aerial photographers. The new version of Luminar addresses some of the common challenges that aerial photographers face. These include being able to reduce noise, cropping to create a better composition, and adding Polarizing and Gradient filters to enhance sunsets and landscapes (just to name a few). Luminar takes often complicated post-processing work and makes enhancing photos simple and easy, all while offering creative inspiration…

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Camera and Lens Terminology

Camera and Lens Terminology

If you’re starting out in Photography or just looking at upgrading sometimes it is challenging to understand all those abbreviations referenced about camera or lens specs. What about reading a blog on specific topics about camera gear and find many abbreviations throughout the article?  Well, I put together a brief list of those definitions here that hopefully will shed some light on it and make for easier understanding. Keep in mind this is not complete but they are many of the…

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Everyday Back Pack by Peak Design

Everyday Back Pack by Peak Design

Last Christmas I received from my kids a couple of items from Peak Design –  the do it all accessory Field Pouch, the Capture Pro Clip and the Capture Lens. These items are very useful and used them in June 2016 on my Photography trip to Iceland. The 3 simple items made hiking, lens changes and carrying the cameras a breeze, and having access to my cameras a breeze as well. Their products are amazing and very good build quality.  …

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would you try Back button focus?

would you try Back button focus?

About two years ago I was introduced to the Idea to try Back button focus with my cameras. When I first read about it, my first thought was, how would that make anything better. But I decided to give it a try, both my Nikon Cameras supported it so I reconfigured both of them with little effort and reconfiguring bot of them forced me to try it. What back button focus does is it uses the AF-On button as your…

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Lens Parameters and Photos

Lens Parameters and Photos

Ok, you got your camera. If you have a camera where you can change your lenses and you see settings and scales and wonder what those mean? Your camera has Aperture settings and you wonder what does that mean? How does aperture settings affect my photos? What is focal Length? Well if you are up for a small challenge to start grasping the terminology and the settings and how changing the settings affecting your lens which ultimately affect your photos…

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Ten Best Digital Cameras you can buy in 2015

Ten Best Digital Cameras you can buy in 2015

Today in our fast pace world, digital / electronic equipment is always changing, being updated, new versions, new models and the sort and when someone wants to replace something old with something new like a digital camera, you probably have an idea what you want. For someone new getting into a digital camera or a more advanced digital slr camera.. what model does one look for. Well I am no expert at what is great so this article I come…

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Choose best ND filter for the job

Choose best ND filter for the job

Last article I mentioned what is a good brand to look for when thinking of purchasing an ND filter.  ND filters are sold in different strengths, and different scales are used to measure this. Some use an NDxx number, others refer to optical density, and some refer to the light reduction in EV or ‘stops’. This article I found really helps to figure it out what density to use and when. Four of the best tips for choosing the best…

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