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Luminar 2018 – Pre-Order-Now

Luminar 2018 – Pre-Order-Now

Luminar 2018 offers everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing, including new filters powered by artificial intelligence, major speed improvements, a dedicated RAW develop module and a forthcoming in 2018; digital asset management platform. Users will also benefit from the new intelligent Sun Rays filter, LUT support, and real-time noise removal. With workspaces that match different styles of editing, Luminar adapts to deliver a complete experience that avoids clutter and complexity. Luminar 2018 has been re-built from the ground up for dramatic…

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Enhancing your Training and Software Skills

Enhancing your Training and Software Skills

My Software Skills I am an amateur nature and Landscape photographer and over the last couple of years, I have been trying to hone my post processing skills with different types of software including Adobe cc subscription for photographers – Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. As well I have been trying On1 Photo Raw which I have come to prefer for my cleaning up photos with the tools for removing unwanted objects. I have recently added a couple of packages from Macphun – Aurora…

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My New Years Resolution in 2017

My New Years Resolution in 2017

First Day of 2017 Well, this is the first day of 2017 and so far is filled with lots of snow. Just finished cleaning off the roof of my house of over a foot of snow and unthawing my sewer vent with a jug of boiling hot water poured down it. So am good for now.  My post processing software This last few months of 2016 there has been a few new pieces of software released and so I decided…

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Gopro Hero 5 and Hero 5 Session is here

Gopro Hero 5 and Hero 5 Session is here

  GOPRO HERO5 BLACK The Hero 5 GoPros are here. GoPro just announced their new line of cameras. The new line from GoPro is called Hero5 and it features only two cameras: a more advanced GoPro Hero5 Black and a smaller GoPro Hero5 session. GoPro seems to be getting some of their focus back which is great. GoPro Hero5 Black their flagship has relatively the same video output of the older Hero4 Black edition, combined with the LCD (+ touch) of the Silver…

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Google Nik Software now free

Google Nik Software now free

On the 24th of March, Google has made their graphic editing software, their Nik Collection now for free. The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images. Go to the Google Nik Collection site to…

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My Trip planned to Iceland

My Trip planned to Iceland

Thought I would send out an update about a trip I have been planning. I have pretty much finalized all the details of my trip I am taking to Iceland. In December, I purchased at that time, the latest DJI Phantom 3 Pro  drone. I wanted to add that to my list of tools for taking photos on my trip to Iceland. So since the beginning of January, I have been out mastering my flying skills with this drone. Earlier…

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Free On1 Photo Perfect Effects software

Free On1 Photo Perfect Effects software

I had this come into my email today. I Personal use the full On1 Photo 10 Suite for Post processing of my photos and it is a great and necessary piece of software. On1 is now offering this component of On1 Photo 10 for free. Grab it to add to your software library to give your photos that extra punch of life to make your photos come alive. It’s FREE!  And available for Windows or the Mac platform. Adding style…

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What is TTL Flash anyways?

What is TTL Flash anyways?

I find TTL flash photography at times a guessing game. Sometimes too complicated and overwhelming. Much like photography itself, the flash exposure affects generally four key factors: the power or strength of the flash, the distance it is from the subject, the aperture  and the ISO. I came across this article that does a good simple job of explaining these points and takes the edge off your fears about flash photography. Some good pictures along with explanations. Click here to…

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