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Keith Cooper’s Articles and reviews – Photography, printing, colour management, tutorials

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  • Epson V850 film scanner review Review of the Epson Perfection V850 flatbed scanner. 6400dpi scanning for transparencies, 4800 dpi for photographs. Film and slide holders included
  • Print setup for a new fine art paper using isis spectrophotometerSetup and profiling an unknown new paper for colour and Black & White printing. Looking at the whole process including media settings and types, and creating icc printer profiles.
  • Review update – Topaz Impression V1.1.1 pizza bikes hopper styleUpdated review for Topaz Impression Version 1.1.1. Wider range of adjustment options and preset styles for creative editing of images
  • Local prints sell Saundersfoot in WalesIf you want to sell landscape photography, then local views will almost always sell better. Some observations about the business of selling prints. Why some things work better and why you as a photographer may not be the best person to ask.
  • How much ink is there in my cartridges Canon 700ml ink cartridgeEstimated printer ink capacities for different cartridge types for OEM inkjet printers from different manufacturers (Canon, Epson and HP)
  • Review of Topaz Impression V1.0 Saundersfoot in WalesTopaz Impression. Review of version 1 of the image editing plugin to create artistic interpretations of photographic images, and edit them
  • Canon Pixma PRO-100 printer review Canon pixma pro-100Detailed review of the Canon Pixma PRO-100 printer. A 13" width (A3+ paper size) dye ink based printer for colour and black and white.
  • Museo Silver Rag review clock tower printed on Silver RagLooking at Museo Silver Rag 300gsm semi-gloss cotton rag paper, tested on a Canon iPF8300. Paper supplied under the Canon Oce brand.
  • Museo Max 250 cotton rag paper Night image of Leicester used for print testTesting Museo Max 250, a cotton OBA free smoothish ('velina') matt art paper on the Canon iPF8300. Includes print set-up details
  • Becoming a freelance photographer product photography setup5 Things to know - It's just over 10 years ago that I decided to put away my business suit and become a full time professional photographer. I'm still regularly asked how to do it, and what is needed.
  • Review of Tonality Pro tonality pro Review of Tonality Pro Software from Macphun to create black and white images from colour photographs. Plugin Version 1. Apple Mac software
  • Review update Topaz Adjust V5.1 fish creek fallsUpdated review for Topaz Adjust V5.1 image editing plugin. New cleaner, more modern interface, effects previews and ability to mask effects.
  • Review of Topaz ReMask V4 Pacific beach - north CaliforniaTopaz ReMask version 4 review. Image editing plugin for cutting out sections of images using various selection processes and tools.
  • PhotoSweeper – cleaning up photo libraries add images to collectionA (Mac) application that will quickly sort through Lightroom, Aperture and iPhoto image libraries, or folders of images and locate duplicates and similar files (by time or by image content for example).
  • Canon EW-73C lens hood from modifying an EW-73B Canon lens hoodLens hood for the EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS Modifying a cheap third party EW-73B lens hood to match a Canon EW-73C lens hood at a fraction of the price.
  • Review of Topaz Lens Effects Market harborough, church and grammar schoolTopaz Lens Effects V1.2, an image editing plugin that provides different lens effects such as blur, vignetting, bokeh and coloured and graduated filters.
  • Review Canon EF-S 10-18mm zoom lens 100D and EF-S10-18Review of the Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens, tested on a Canon EOS 100D (SL1). How to use wide angle lenses if you are new to them
  • Why I use the Fisheye-Hemi plugin Lincoln Cathedral - under towerFisheye lenses are great, with their extreme wide angle and their distinctive perspective, but sometimes you want a bit more. The Fisheye hemi plugin provides some interesting variations
  • DxO ViewPoint V2 – review update viewpoint 2Review of DxO viewpoint software Version 2. Plugin and standalone application for correcting aspects of image geometry and lens distortions. Fixes leaning buildings and many other things
  • ArcSoft Portrait+ plugin V3 automatic adjustmentA photoshop plugin and standalone program Portrait Plus from Arcsoft that automates many aspects of portrait retouching
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