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  • Photography Tutorial – Making a black and white landscape print Photography Tutorial - Making a black and white landscape printMaking a black and white landscape print. A photography tutorial covering the steps needed to produce a black and white print from a colour image.
  • Updating… Updating...Updating how we work - new Macs for our photography business. Some of the considerations for deciding that a newer computer is really needed.
  • What am I happy ‘fixing’ in photos? What am I happy 'fixing' in photos?Image editing: What am I happy 'fixing' / manipulating / editing / removing in photos? Are there limits? Where does my own line go - does it matter? Is it even my job to bother about it?
  • People ‘borrowing’ stuff from your site People 'borrowing' stuff from your siteWhat do you do about people using content from your web site - when is it theft? What can you do about it?
  • Apple to photographers – we don’t care Apple to photographers - we don't careApple decides not to offer matte screens on its laptops. How this lets down photographers using Mac kit
  • Black ink swap on the Epson 7880 and 9880 Black ink swap on the Epson 7880 and 9880An unofficial method for swapping photo black and matte black inks on the Epson SP7880 and SP9880 printers, reducing ink waste. Use with care
  • Physical Limits in Digital Photography Physical Limits in Digital PhotographyPhotographer and physicist David B. Goldstein looks at how basic physics limits some aspects of where digital camera design can go.
  • Big glass Big glassBig glass - trying out the TS-E17mm tilt/shift lens. Waiting for the rain to stop - one of the minor annoyances of testing new kit.
  • Quick TS-E 17 test Quick TS-E 17 testA quick test of our new TS-E 17mm F4L tilt shift lens. Simple view across the street, and a combination of shifted images stitched together, showing the panoramic capabilities.
  • We have two prices We have two pricesWe have two prices: free and full price. Being asked to do work for free is a regular hassle for many photographers. Why I insist on being paid, until I find a shop exchanging photo credits for food.
  • Olympus Zuiko 24mm f2-8 on Canon DSLR Olympus Zuiko 24mm f2-8 on Canon DSLRTesting the Olympus Zuiko 24mm f2.8 lens mounted on a Canon 1Ds mk3 full frame DSLR with an adapter. Quick comparison with EF24-70 2.8L
  • Using lens tilt on your digital SLR Using lens tilt on your digital SLRTechniques for optimal focusing when you are using a tilt/shift lens on a camera. Works with lenses directly attached and via an adapter. Crop and FF.
  • Zeiss Flektogon 20mm f2-8 lens review Zeiss Flektogon 20mm f2-8 lens reviewTests and review of using a manual focus Zeiss Flektogon 20mm f/2.8 lens on a Canon 1Ds mk3 DSLR with an M42-EF mount adapter. Includes discussion of adjustments for correct infinity focus
  • Black ink swap on the Epson 7800 and 9800 Black ink swap on the Epson 7800 and 9800An unofficial method for swapping photo black and matte black inks on the Epson 7800/9800 printers, reducing ink waste.
  • Datacolor SpyderCube review Datacolor SpyderCube reviewReview of the Datacolor SpyderCube. Used for setting white and black levels in an image and for white balance adjustment
  • HP DesignJet Z3200 review HP DesignJet Z3200 reviewDetailed review of the HP DesignJet Z3200. Testing the Z3200ps 24 inch large format printer with fine art and photo media, including profiling and colour management, for colour and black and white printing.
  • Review of Nik Viveza for photo adjustment Review of Nik Viveza for photo adjustmentReview of Nik Viveza plugin for photo adjustment. Selective and global editing of images. Now part of the DxO/Google Nik collection.
  • DxO Optics Pro V5 review DxO Optics Pro V5 reviewReview of DxO Optics Pro Version 5.3. RAW camera image processing and lens aberration correction software. Example image processing
  • Review i1iSis optical brightener compensation Review i1iSis optical brightener compensationReview of i1iSis optical brightener compensation for creating ICC printer profiles for paper with optical brightening agents (OBAs) that allow for the brightener.
  • Nik Silver Efex Pro review Nik Silver Efex Pro reviewReview of the Nik Silver Efex Pro image ending plugin. Converts colour images to black and white, emulating films and other effects. Tested with Photoshop

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