Cameras, a seriously shrinking market? What’s this got to do with me as a pro photographer?
Although there’s an underlaying recession here in the UK, I was surprised to see just how much the UK camera market has shrunk between 2006 and 2011.
Not what’s on offer at UK camera sellers
Figures in a [...]
When does a new bit of equipment become worth buying?
New toys are nice, but… it’s about time I listened to some of my own advice I give to people who write in and ask ‘should I upgrade my camera’…
I hope this note about some of my own considerations is of help to those [...]
50 things that will help you become a top professional photographer Do you really want to become a professional photographer?
There are many ways to promote your photo business
I’ve collected together these ‘business tips’ and advice based on my own experiences and observations of what some other photographers think are good ideas
Setting up a TV display for accurate colour poses a few more difficulties than with your computer monitor.
Datacolor have produced a version of the Spyder4 monitor calibrator to address this for TVs and projector based systems (front and back projection).
Review Link: Spyder4TV HD
It takes a bit of experimenting to get it right, [...]
More cameras and lenses added in the latest DxO update.
See our latest DxO review (V7.2) for a few of the reasons I use it for some of my work.
DxO Optics Pro v7.5.1 has integrated more than 400 new DxO Optics Modules, of which 61 are modules for the Nikon D800E and [...]
Some time ago I tried out DxO’s FilmPack software and found it worked well, with a few minor issues.
Well, DxO have released an all new 64 bit version that works in stand-alone mode or as a plugin for Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture/Elements.
Review Link: DxO FilmPack V3.2
Great ‘film look’ renderings and very nice looking film grain [...]
A while ago I wrote a longish review of Datacolor’s SpyderCheckr system for camera calibrations
Review Link: Datacolor SpyderCheckr
Datacolor have announced an update to the software that now works with Hasselblad’s Phocus software as well as Adobe Camera Raw.
This advanced colour reference and grey card system now supports Hasselblad’s Phocus software. This new [...]
Keith Cooper has been looking at the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer. Covering the i1Photo Pro 2 and i1Basic Pro 2 packages, he has written two extensive reviews of these X-Rite profiling packages for monitors, projectors and printers. [...]
Part of running a successful photography business is deciding what areas of work to concentrate on, and building your skills in those areas. Remember though that you need to make a profit and that may mean less concentration on some areas you like. Doing any work that comes along does not count as a long term strategy… [...]