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Keith has started making short videos to supplement and expand articles and reviews on the Northlight Images site.

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All videos

  • Video: The best ET-8550 printsVideo: The best ET-8550 printsVideo: Keith looks how the get the very best Epson ET-8550 prints from your printer. What media works well and what settings do you need (16m 23s)
  • Book Review: The photography exercise bookBook Review: The photography exercise bookBook review and video: The photography exercise book by Bert Krages. Training your eye to shoot like a pro. Subjects to study and photograph that will help train your photographic vision and produce the photos you want (and know why)
  • Book review – Marketing and promotionBook review - Marketing and promotionBook Review: The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion (Maria Piscopo) Reviewed by Keith Cooper, professional commercial photographer and author of many of our business related articles. Includes short video review
  • Video: Canon G550 ccStudio profilesVideo: Canon G550 ccStudio profilesKeith looks at making icc printer profiles with the Canon G550 (G500 series - inc. G640/650 etc). Making ccStudio profiles (i1Studio/Colormunki as was) for improved colour and B&W prints (38m)
  • Video: What makes a better printerVideo: What makes a better printerVideo: Keith looks at what features make for a better printer and why many of them are nowhere near as important as some people think. More inks, grey inks - what matters (15m 12s)
  • K&F Magnetic ND1000 filter reviewK&F Magnetic ND1000 filter reviewReview of the K&F Concept magnetic ND1000 10 stop neutral density filter for longer exposures. 82mm low profile glass lens filter with magnetic quick attach/release system.
  • Video: Canon G550 panoramic printsVideo: Canon G550 panoramic printsKeith looks at making panoramic prints with the Canon G550 (inc G650, G620). Using custom paper sizes up to 1.2 metres (4 feet) long (12m 03s)

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Reviews

  • K&F Magnetic ND1000 filter reviewK&F Magnetic ND1000 filter reviewReview of the K&F Concept magnetic ND1000 10 stop neutral density filter for longer exposures. 82mm low profile glass lens filter with magnetic quick attach/release system.
  • Video: Epson ET-8550 ReviewVideo: Epson ET-8550 ReviewReview: Keith Cooper looks at the Epson ET-8550 EcoTank printer - A3+/13 inch width. Review covers features, capabilities and print quality (46m 34s) Includes links to all of Keith's ET-8550 related videos
  • Video: Nikon PC-E 24mmVideo: Nikon PC-E 24mmKeith Cooper looks at performance and how to use the Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED tilt/shift or perspective control lens on the mirrorless Z7 camera (22m 32s)
  • Video: Falcon Eyes F7 mini LED lightingVideo: Falcon Eyes F7 mini LED lightingKeith looks at some features of the Falcon Eyes F7 Mini LED variable RGB colour lamp for photographic lighting. A white light CCT mode allows a colour temperature setting from 2500K-9000K. An RGB colour mode allows setting of colours in RGB and HSL modes. (7m 30s)
  • Video: BenQ SW321C 4k monitor reviewVideo: BenQ SW321C 4k monitor reviewKeith looks at the BenQ 32 inch SW321C monitor. The 4k UHD display is aimed at the photographic market, giving 99% Adobe98 and 95% DCI-P3. It has a wide range of inputs and features hardware calibration. (19m)
  • Video: Epson XP-15000 reviewVideo: Epson XP-15000 reviewKeith Cooper looks at the Epson XP-15000 A3+ (13" width) printer for making colour and B&W photo prints at up to 13" width. With double sided printing for plain paper documents and envelopes it has a paper tray for plain paper. (13m 40s)
  • Video: Rogeti 360 Panoramic HeadVideo: Rogeti 360 Panoramic HeadKeith looks at the Rogeti 360 Panoramic Head. A light weight (~760g) panoramic photography tripod head for multi-shot pano photography. Shown with a fisheye lens and using a TSE Frame to fit Canon TS-E 17/24/50mm lenses (11m)

Colour management

  • Video: The best ET-8550 printsVideo: The best ET-8550 printsVideo: Keith looks how the get the very best Epson ET-8550 prints from your printer. What media works well and what settings do you need (16m 23s)
  • Video: What makes a better printerVideo: What makes a better printerVideo: Keith looks at what features make for a better printer and why many of them are nowhere near as important as some people think. More inks, grey inks - what matters (15m 12s)
  • Video: Why some papers just print badlyVideo: Why some papers just print badlyKeith looks at why some papers print badly with some printers and why no matter what settings you use, they will just never ever work very well (7m 41s)
  • Video: Epson ET-8550 choosing paperVideo: Epson ET-8550 choosing paperKeith tests looks at choosing paper for the Epson ET-8550 13"/A3+ printer. Making the best use of test packs and paper samples (9m 43s)
  • Video: Epson ET-8550 and selling printsVideo: Epson ET-8550 and selling printsKeith looks at whether the ET-8550 and its prints are good enough to sell and what different factors you need to consider if looking to sell your work (12m 45s)
  • Video: Epson ET-8550 printing on filmVideo: Epson ET-8550 printing on filmKeith tests printing on clear transparency film (160um thickness) with the Epson EcoTank ET-8550 printer. Printing for digital negatives and positives/transparencies (12m 12s)

Printing

  • Video: The best ET-8550 printsVideo: The best ET-8550 printsVideo: Keith looks how the get the very best Epson ET-8550 prints from your printer. What media works well and what settings do you need (16m 23s)
  • Video: Canon G550 ccStudio profilesVideo: Canon G550 ccStudio profilesKeith looks at making icc printer profiles with the Canon G550 (G500 series - inc. G640/650 etc). Making ccStudio profiles (i1Studio/Colormunki as was) for improved colour and B&W prints (38m)
  • Video: What makes a better printerVideo: What makes a better printerVideo: Keith looks at what features make for a better printer and why many of them are nowhere near as important as some people think. More inks, grey inks - what matters (15m 12s)
  • Video: Canon G550 panoramic printsVideo: Canon G550 panoramic printsKeith looks at making panoramic prints with the Canon G550 (inc G650, G620). Using custom paper sizes up to 1.2 metres (4 feet) long (12m 03s)
  • Video: Canon G550 setupVideo: Canon G550 setupKeith looks at initial Canon Pixma G550 setup. Installing inks for the printer, connection to computer and head alignment. Printer setup is the same for the G650 (G620 in USA) (22m)
  • Video: Why some papers just print badlyVideo: Why some papers just print badlyKeith looks at why some papers print badly with some printers and why no matter what settings you use, they will just never ever work very well (7m 41s)
  • Video: Epson ET-8550 choosing paperVideo: Epson ET-8550 choosing paperKeith tests looks at choosing paper for the Epson ET-8550 13"/A3+ printer. Making the best use of test packs and paper samples (9m 43s)

Tilt/shift lenses – tutorials and reviews

  • Video: Diagonal shift for landscapeVideo: Diagonal shift for landscapeUsing diagonal shift with a tilt-shift lens in landscape photography. How diagonally shifting the lens offsets the camera view direction in the frame (11m 40s)
  • Video: How do crop sensors affect tilt/shiftVideo: How do crop sensors affect tilt/shiftHow does using cameras with crop sensors affect tilt and shift lenses. Does the crop affect tilt calculations and stitching shifted images (9m 30s)
  • Video: Diagonal lens tilt for close workVideo: Diagonal lens tilt for close workLens tilt basics: Diagonal lens tilt - setting the plane of focus where needed for an arbitrary plane in space. Using a tilt/shift lens for close up tilt (16m 13s)
  • Video: Setting a lens for close up tiltVideo: Setting a lens for close up tiltLens tilt basics: Keith Cooper looks at setting the correct lens tilt and focus setting for close up tilt using of a tilt/shift lens (12m 42s)
  • Video: Nikon PC-E 24mmVideo: Nikon PC-E 24mmKeith Cooper looks at performance and how to use the Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED tilt/shift or perspective control lens on the mirrorless Z7 camera (22m 32s)
  • Video: K&F ND2-32 variable ND filterVideo: K&F ND2-32 variable ND filterUsing a variable (ND2-ND32) neutral density filter. Allowing for slower shutter speeds to blur movement and wider apertures to emphasise lens tilt or shallow depth of field (7m)
  • Video: lens tilt used close upVideo: lens tilt used close upLens tilt basics: Keith Cooper looks at how lens tilt works with close-up photography - using tilt to place your plane of focus. Example uses the Canon TS-E17mm F4.5L tilt shift lens( 9m 45s)

The business side of photography

  • Book Review: The photography exercise bookBook Review: The photography exercise bookBook review and video: The photography exercise book by Bert Krages. Training your eye to shoot like a pro. Subjects to study and photograph that will help train your photographic vision and produce the photos you want (and know why)
  • Book review – Marketing and promotionBook review - Marketing and promotionBook Review: The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion (Maria Piscopo) Reviewed by Keith Cooper, professional commercial photographer and author of many of our business related articles. Includes short video review
  • Video: Epson ET-8550 and selling printsVideo: Epson ET-8550 and selling printsKeith looks at whether the ET-8550 and its prints are good enough to sell and what different factors you need to consider if looking to sell your work (12m 45s)
  • Video: Pro photography – what does it meanVideo: Pro photography - what does it meanKeith Cooper looks at what he means when he calls himself a professional photographer. Are there too many photographers, should professional photography be a regulated profession? (11m)
  • Video: Printing your own cards needs good cardVideo: Printing your own cards needs good cardKeith looks at printing your own greeting cards and why good media/card and printers are essential, but are not all you need to consider for for a business (10m 30s)
  • Video: Marketing your photo businessVideo: Marketing your photo businessMarketing your professional photography business - Videos: What to say to stand out from the crowd (15m 14s) and five key principles of marketing your business (10m 40s)
  • Video: Skills and changes in your photo businessVideo: Skills and changes in your photo businessProfessional photography as a changing business - Two videos: Changing your skills, and learning new ones (10m 30s) and changing your business models over time (5m 40s)

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