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  • Epson SureColor P7000 printer review Epson SureColor P7000 printer reviewDetailed review of the Epson SureColor SC-P7000 24" width large format printer. Using the P7000 for fine art and photo printing with the LLk ink option. Review applies to the larger 44" SC-P9000 as well.
  • ImageNest RIP review: V4 update ImageNest RIP review: V4 updateV4 of ImageNest. Mac based RIP handles image layout and sizing for any connected printer. Image nesting and full control over colour management.
  • Innova Fine art cotton papers IFA26,27 Review Innova Fine art cotton papers IFA26,27 ReviewPaper reviews for Innova IFA-26 and Innova IFA-27 bright white cotton Soft Textured and Cold Press Rough Textured matte art papers.
  • Innova Gloss Polycotton Canvas review IFA 56 Innova Gloss Polycotton Canvas review IFA 56Review of Innova IFA-56 glossy polycotton canvas. Natural white 390gsm canvas for aqueous pigment and dye based inks. Microporous Gloss Coating.
  • Review of the GOframe canvas display system Review of the GOframe canvas display systemReview of the GOframe canvas print system. It consists of pre-cut wooden frame sections and jigs that allow for simple attachment and stretching of a canvas, with no specialist tools.
  • Replacement Canon camera battery guide Replacement Canon camera battery guideEOS Canon Camera batteries. Short guide to the range of batteries used in Canon EOS DSLR cameras for power and maintenance of date and time
  • Review of Topaz DeNoise 6 Review of Topaz DeNoise 6Review of the DeNoise image editing plugin from Topaz labs. Version 6 can run as a standalone app, and supports preset noise reduction options for many cameras.
  • Canon iPF8300 review and notes Canon iPF8300 review and notesOngoing Canon iPF8300 review and notes about using the imagePROGRAF iPF8300 44 inch large format printer, by Keith Cooper. Notes date back to setting up the printer in November 2010
  • Basic Photoshop Elements tutorials Basic Photoshop Elements tutorialsBasic image adjustment tutorials with Photoshop Elements. Using just the most basic tools that are essential parts of image editing
  • Printer Test Images Printer Test ImagesCollection of printer test images - colour and monochrome (black and white). Test photos for printer and monitor checking.
  • Epson SureColor SC-P400 printer review Epson SureColor SC-P400 printer reviewDetailed review of the Epson SureColor SC-P400 13 inch width (A3+) pigment ink printer. Wide range of media and prints on roll paper up to 3.2m long
  • MPB ND2-400 variable ND filter review MPB ND2-400 variable ND filter reviewReview of the MPB ND2-400 variable neutral density (ND) filter. 1 to 8 stops of additional exposure. 82mm version tested on a TS-E24mm shift lens. Examples show why you might use such a filter
  • MPB camera shoulder bag review MPB camera shoulder bag reviewLightweight (400gm) camera shoulder bag from MPB. A smaller bag for when you don't need to take every last bit of kit you own with you.
  • Making a living from professional photography Making a living from professional photographyKeith Cooper has now run Northlight Images for over ten years as a professional photographer. What makes the business work? and how do you need to approach it in order for it to be far more than a paid hobby.
  • MPB Harrier Tripod review MPB Harrier Tripod reviewReview of the Harrier model carbon fibre tripod from MPB. One leg can double as monopod. Max load: 13kg. Weight: 1.0kg. Height: 1460mm. Folded: 430mm
  • HP ENVY 5540 printer review HP ENVY 5540 printer reviewReview of the All-in-one HP Envy 5540 4-colour (CMYK) inkjet printer. A4 print size with double sided (duplex) printing and 6x4 borderless photo printing
  • MPB Falcon Monopod review MPB Falcon Monopod reviewReview of the lightweight MPB carbon fibre monopod. The 'Falcon' model weighs only 350gm, extends to 150cm (42 cm min) and supports up to 5kg of kit. 3/8" and 1/4" fittings
  • Review – Aurora HDR Review - Aurora HDRMacphun Aurora HDR. Software plugin and standalone app for building high dynamic range (HDR) images from one or more photos
  • Topaz Texture Effects Review Topaz Texture Effects ReviewReview of the Texture Effects image editing plugin from Topaz Labs. You can add textured, toned, and lighting effects to images and share preset collections
  • BenQ SW2700PT monitor review BenQ SW2700PT monitor reviewReview of the BenQ SW2700PT monitor. 27 inch 2560x1440 IPS LCD monitor with 99% Adobe98 gamut and hardware calibration and hood.

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