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  • Time for BIG prints – testing the Gigapan Time for BIG prints - testing the GigapanMore testing of our GigaPan Epic Pro for panoramic pictures. Continued testing work showing some aspects you need to consider with longer focal length lenses
  • Canon iPF5100 printer review Canon iPF5100 printer reviewDetailed review testing the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 17 inch width large format printer. Sheet and roll paper, looking at colour and black and white pigment ink based printing a range of paper types.
  • Will they sell? Will they sell?So, you've sold a few photographic prints - do you have the makings of a print business, or is it just a hobby? Some thoughts on what you need to consider if you want to make print sales a significant part of your photo business.
  • At night with the GigaPan At night with the GigaPanTesting the Gigapan at night with an ultra high resolution photo of the centre of Leicester. The clock tower and the christmas tree
  • GigaPan Epic Pro GigaPan Epic ProInitial setup battery charging and testing of the Gigapan Epic Pro camera mount with the Manfrotto 338 levelling tripod head.
  • Michael Westmoreland at the LPPG Michael Westmoreland at the LPPGSome of Michael Westmoreland's panoramic prints on show at the LPPG in Leicester. Celebrating the 80th birthday of a panoramic photography pioneer.
  • When your prints are too dark When your prints are too darkOverview of the causes of prints of your photos coming out of your printer looking too dark. Discusses workarounds and more detailed fixes for the problem
  • Canon 5D mk2 Infrared conversion Canon 5D mk2 Infrared conversionUsing an Infrared (IR) modified DSLR camera for digital infrared photography. Looking at exposure and lens choices, along with image processing options. Testing an IR modified Canon EOS 5D mk2 - it it just about luminous trees
  • Review of Tiffen Dfx3 Review of Tiffen Dfx3Tiffen Dfx3 provides a wide range of filter and image adjustment options for photoshop, Lightroom, Elements and Aperture
  • Epson Stylus Pro SP4900 review Epson Stylus Pro SP4900 reviewReview of the Stylus Pro SP4900 11 colour 17 inch (A2) printer from Epson. Setup and printing. Includes fitting and use of the optional Spectroproofer unit.
  • Close up macro – the Canon MP-E65 lens Close up macro - the Canon MP-E65 lensA short review of Canon's specialist macro lens the MP-E65. Offering up to x5 magnification. Tested on a Canon 1Ds mk3 full frame camera
  • Review of Nik Color Efex Pro V4 Review of Nik Color Efex Pro V4Detailed review of Nik creative filters for Photoshop / Aperture / Lightroom - version 4. Multiple filters and preset image editing options
  • 3×3 quick tips for improving your black and white photography 3x3 quick tips for improving your black and white photographyA collection of quick tips that can help improve the quality of your black and white photography. Simple steps to better monochrome pictures
  • Digital’s Analogue – Expose to the right and exposure Digital's Analogue - Expose to the right and exposureGuest article by Robert Fisher exploring some of the similarities between the Zone System, HDR techniques and the digital exposure guide known as ETTR or 'expose to the right'
  • Sea of steps Sea of stepsA chance to see how a modern ultra wide shift lens performs on a familiar view of Wells Cathedral. Sea of steps - photography inspired by the work of FH Evans in 1903
  • When passion -does- make a difference When passion -does- make a differenceWhy a passion for your photography will help your business if used the right way. It's never enough on its own, but used wisely it can work wonders.
  • Leicestershire images – LPPG opening Leicestershire images - LPPG openingAn exhibition of eight of Keith's large prints are on show as part of the opening exhibition at: Leicester People's Photography gallery, housed in the old central library, Belvoir St., Leicester.
  • The photographer in the orange hat The photographer in the orange hatHow do you make your photography business stand out from the crowd. It's always best to consider what ways are actually of benefit to the business and making a profit
  • Preparations for Leicester Peoples’ Photography Gallery Preparations for Leicester Peoples' Photography GalleryGetting ready to show some photos at an exhibition. Preparations for Leicester Peoples' Photography Gallery
  • Epson Stylus Photo R3000 review Epson Stylus Photo R3000 reviewDetailed Epson Stylus Photo R3000 review. Using the SP R3000 A3+ printer for colour and black and white photo printing

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