March discount for Nik plugins – closed
Having reviewed all of Nik software’s image editing plugins, we’ve had a 15% discount link for a while.
Google has taken over Nik, and is now offering the entire collection of plugins for $149 this month (March 2013)
We have a software purchase link that (until April 1st) [...]
A visit to Focus on Imaging 2013
It’s only 35 miles away, so the Focus on Imaging show in the UK is one trade show I’m happy to attend every year.
One very nice surprise was to see the collection of my black and white images printed by Innova, and shown on their stand.
Canon info to help spot counterfeit batteries
Lithium batteries have been in the news in unwelcome ways for Boeing of late (787 grounding), but similar problems have led to recalls and accidents for a range of consumer equipment over the last few years. My old Apple PowerBook battery was replaced by Apple, after one such [...]
I’ve been using DxO Optics Pro for some of my RAW processing for several years – It’s what I’ve chosen for many of my images that I produce as large prints.
The latest version (V8) offers a range of improvements to image quality and overall workflow, and I’ve written a detailed review, looking at [...]
Upcoming printer review
Canon UK have sent me a Pro-1 A3+ printer for review.
A quick check shows a very capable B&W print mode, which with a 3rd party lustre paper produced a very even and neutral looking print – residual non-linearity was very easily cleared up with a QTR profile, which I was able [...]
X-Rite announces ColorMunki Smile
Some time ago I reviewed the Pantone huey, very much intended as an entry level monitor calibrator. This was followed by the huey Pro, which has carried on as the entry level product ever since.
Whilst it was fairly good in its time, the huey performs less well on modern wider [...]
So, where next in the world of photography?
It’s that lull after Photokina, where all the assorted photography tech press make their way back from Cologne and file their numerous ‘hands on reports’ about the latest kit on show.
Myself, I went down to Devon in the UK – superb weather, and all the summer [...]
Another film maker bows out.
Fujifilm have announced that they are to stop making cine film as from next March.
Not for much longer
No effect on the rest of their film business for the time being, but for a company that has made more of digital photography than Kodak managed, it’s not good [...]
Using some of my architectural photography for a good cause Photographs of St. Mary de Castro church in Leicester
The nearby church of St Mary de Castro has a wonderful spire, dating from around 1400. It’s built on a tower dating from 1300, that’s built from inside a church (lack of space) that dates from [...]
DxO Viewpoint announced New image geometry correction software
DxO Viewpoint is a new piece of software from DxO, who’s DxO Optics Pro and DxO FilmPack I’ve reviewed in the past, and find useful adjuncts to my image processing toolbox.
Whilst I like to use shift lenses for my big architectural work, I still end [...]