Brand new architectural photography site

Brand new architectural photography site Brand new architectural photography site

Becoming a freelance photographer

Becoming a freelance photographer Becoming a freelance photographer

PhotoSweeper – cleaning up photo libraries

PhotoSweeper – cleaning up photo libraries PhotoSweeper - cleaning up photo libraries

Why I use the Fisheye-Hemi plugin

Why I use the Fisheye-Hemi plugin Why I use the Fisheye-Hemi plugin

ArcSoft Portrait+ plugin V3

ArcSoft Portrait+ plugin V3 ArcSoft Portrait+ plugin V3

Is digital too easy? – that film thing (again)

Is digital too easy? – that film thing (again) Is digital too easy? - that film thing (again)

Brand new architectural photography site

UK Architectural photography

After ten years of showcasing our architectural photography services on this site, we decided that it really was time for something newer and more visually appealing.

The front page of Northlight Images’ web site devoted to architectural photography.

I’ve created a whole new site, that not only showcases some of my [...]

Becoming a freelance photographer

A simple product photography setup

5 things about being a ‘Pro’ photographer you need to appreciate

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.

Personally I prefer to say that I run my own [...]

PhotoSweeper – cleaning up photo libraries

Selected items in a collection of images

Remove and sort duplicate or similar images in your image libraries

I get to look at a lot of bits of photo software, which vary widely in function and usability.

A (Mac) application that will quickly sort through Lightroom, Aperture and iPhoto image libraries, or folders of images and locate duplicates and similar files (by [...]

Why I use the Fisheye-Hemi plugin

Looking upwards, under the main tower ay Lincoln cathedral

A quick example of fisheye lens ‘correction’

Fisheye lenses are great, with their extreme wide angle and their distinctive perspective.

Note that I don’t call it a ‘distortion’ since it’s an inherant feature of the way that a wide angle view is projected in this particular lens design.

I now use the excellent Canon EF [...]

ArcSoft Portrait+ plugin V3

using portrait+ on an image

Face detection software simplifies portrait retouching

A photoshop plugin and standalone program Portrait Plus from Arcsoft that automates many aspects of portrait retouching. (45% discount Jun/Jul 2014 – see below)

Regular readers may know, that here at Northlight Images, we specifically don’t do portrait or wedding work at all, since we’re out and out commercial [...]

Is digital too easy? – that film thing (again)

OM2n and canon 1Ds

If digital photography is too easy, then you are not trying hard enough.

Why take those pictures?

Has digital photography taken the ‘real skills’ out of photography? I’m very much inclined to say no, but it has made it more difficult for many people to know why they are taking photos and what they [...]

DxO Optics Pro V9.5 adds integration with Lightroom

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DxO Optics Pro V9.5 adds much tighter integration with Lightroom

I’ve used DxO Optics Pro for many years as an alternative RAW camera file processing engine. With the latest update it now works much more tightly with Adobe Lightroom.

My most recent in-depth review looked at V9.1 of the software, running as a stand-alone package. [...]

Autopano Giga update to V3.5

100 degree FOV stitched image

Updated panoramic stitching software

This article is covers the new version of the software V3.5, which improves a number of aspects, such as its detection of matches in overlapping images.

I’ve written fairly detailed reviews of Autopano Giga elsewhere, if you’re new to the software: V2.6, V3.0

The major features of V3.5 are listed (at [...]

Forced updates…

OSX 10.9 Mavericks disk image

Moving my working Mac to OSX 10.9.2 (Mavericks)

Some notes about updates for Apple Macs needed for day to day work, printing, storage and keeping old but still perfectly useful software alive.

Making the jump from Snow Leopard to Mavericks

As you might notice from my reviews, my day to day computer for work, and [...]

Where are you taking your photo business?

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Two things to realise about growing your photo business

Two important ideas about running your own photography business, if you want it to last and grow. To some extent based on actually running a photo business that has lasted 10 years… This is part of a collection of photography business articles on this site.