As I continue to explore the new software called Luminar 2018 from Skylum, one of the first things I did was install it as plug-in to Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop (both from the Adobe subscription plan) I'm running this on an Apple iMac, but I believe the instructions are the same using a PC … Continue reading Installing Luminar 2018 as a Plug-In
With all the chatter about gear on the various forums and websites, there usually isn't too much talk or comparison of tripods, which I think is a bit of a shame because they are, or can be, a very important part in capturing images. Every component in the signal path, from lens, filter, sensor, tripod, … Continue reading What is the Right Tripod for Me?
(fyi featured image is of Singh-Ray filters) I recently had the opportunity to shoot a promotional video for Jack Graham Photography where he was unboxing a set of Graduated Neutral Density (GND) filters from a relatively new company called Breakthrough Photography. At the end of the shoot, I had a chance to examine the … Continue reading Breakthrough Photography Filters
Here I am, one day away from embarking on a (hopefully) amazing photographic journey to Alaska with Jack Graham and two others and I'm brimming with excitement. It is an experience that has been on my bucket list for quite a while and as such, I want to ensure that I have the best time … Continue reading Preparing for a Photo Trip
I am a continual learner and explorer. I love to try new things, challenge myself in new ways as well as continually try and up my game a bit. I recently started taking videos as I'm out shooting landscape images. Partly to document where I go and the feeling of being there and partly as … Continue reading Shure VP83 Shotgun Microphone
Just a little post tonight as I finished processing one of the images below and just had to share 🙂 I developed a fondness for shooting close-up images with my Canon 5DkII and 100mm macro lens. I don't shoot true macro, 1:1, but instead shoot more close up or intimate nature shots. When I switched … Continue reading Fuji 60mm Macro Lens
I am a still photographer, it's what I love and where I feel my strongest voice is. What is undeniable though is the power of moving pictures and it's something I've thought often and if that would augment, or detract, from my creation of still images. You may ask, why would it detract? For me, … Continue reading Sony Action Camera