Lens Effects: UV Haze, ND and Polarizer

When the option to dehaze photographs first appeared in Lightroom CC, everybody treated it as fantastic news, when, in fact, a dehaze filter, although under a different name, was already available in other software for years.
Written by  |  October 8, 2015
Call it Dehaze, UV Haze or NeutralHazer and you’ll be talking about the same: a filter that allows, in post-processing, to improve an image, by removing haze. There are multiple ways to do it, so, in fact, the Dehaze ability is not...

Topaz ReMask 5: an easy way to mask hair

Recently launched, Topaz ReMask 5 makes the use of masks more intuitive for users not familiar with the process. It even offers more than one way to create masks.
Written by  |  October 7, 2015
  Using masks in images with hair, feathers or fur is always a cumbersome process. Topaz ReMask 5 does help to make the workflow easier, and there are even tricks not documented in the manual that help to get results faster. When I

FILM: back to analogue photography

If you want to try using film, but are afraid to go ahead with the idea, one eBook might give you a jumpstart. It’s a 210 page guide called… FILM!
Written by  |  October 5, 2015
Recently launched on Craft & Vision's collection of eBooks, FILM - Re(Discover the Magic is the work of author and film photographer Sherry Koop. It’s a path to discover the magic of emulsions and probably a way to make you a better photographer. Film as we...

A landscape eBook for the weekend

Reading about photography does not substitute the practice, but does help to widen horizons. The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography eBook is an example of essential reading for outdoor photographers.
Written by  |  September 30, 2015
Rocky Nook’s eBook of the Week for the week ending October 4 is The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography. Written by seasoned photographer Glenn Randall, the 240 page eBook published last April can be yours for $9.99...

Win a free eBook copy of Guy Tal’s new book!

More Than a Rock: Essays on Art, Creativity, Photography, Nature, and Life from Guy Tal is now available on print from RockyNook. And you can win a free eBook copy of it.
Written by  |  September 28, 2015
Guy Tal’s More Than a Rock: Essays on Art, Creativity, Photography, Nature, and Life is a 256 page book available this September 2015 from Rockynook. Ostensibly about landscape photography, the book is a passionate and personal work about...

Fujifilm: in search of film’s soul in a digital world

Fujifilm are one of the few camera makers that know how to emulate film in the digital world. You see, they created some of the best emulsions… and they recreated some of them in their digital cameras. The recent Classic Chrome derives from that know-how.
Written by  |  September 23, 2015
One recent example of how Fujifilm continues to explore the relation between film stock and modern sensors is visible on the Classic Chrome emulation, which tries to reproduce the ambience found in documentary-style photographs and...

KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules UPDATED 9/22

Filtering-out the Facts from Fiction & Paranoia
Written by  |  September 22, 2015

With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2014, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of hysteria liken to Chicken Little proportions; sparking "end of days" tweets and forum discussions throughout the social mediasphere that has brought on an industry-wide panic akin to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds live broadcast radio play. Let's just stop right there and breathe for a moment - turn off the TV, put down that paper and let's look at some facts... (UPDATED 9/22/2015 with FAA News at bottom of article)


Free X-Rite webinar with Clay Cook

Join pro commercial and fashion photographer Clay Cook for an exclusive look at BTS footage and imagery of his recent Tanzania production in an interactive webinar.
Written by  |  September 17, 2015
Inspiration & Style with professional commercial and fashion photographer Clay Cook is a free webinar organized by X-Rite Photo today, 17th of September, at 12:00 pm EDT. Clay Cook will offer participants an exclusive look...

ON1 Photo 10: The Next Generation of Perfect Photo Suite

Users may not yet be familiar with the Perfect Suite 9.5 from ON1, but a new version is already announced: ON1 Photo 10. Four times faster and aiming to be your full-featured photo editor of choice.
Written by  |  September 17, 2015
The update cycle for ON1 software is one of the fastest in the market, it seems. Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 was launched in April this year, and a new revamped version, presented with a name change, is announced for the end of October. It wants to be the editor...

MindShift Gear’s new photo daypack

With the October release of the BackLight 26L photo daypack, MindShift Gear continues its commitment to providing outdoor photographers with rapid access to gear.
Written by  |  September 16, 2015
  The new BackLight 26L photo daypack from MindShift Gear offer nine liters of daypack capacity in a backpack offering a back panel opening for quick gear access, especially when taking the pack off is not an option. Backpacks are superior...
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