Well its been a long, long while since last I posted anything on the blog, but thats not to say I haven’t been busy, to be honest things haven’t really stopped!
Newcastle Quayside Sunset
I’ve bought a little bit of new kit over the last couple of months, been on a great holiday with my lovely woman, ran a couple of workshops and even been on a workshop or two myself! Plus, inbetween all this I’ve found a small amount of time to shoot some landscapes and family shots for myself.
Well after some heavy testing on the Offical Adobe Beta program and more than 600,000 downloads on the public beta program I’m glad to say that Lightroom 3 is finally out on the streets and what a great update it is too! Here are just a few of the great new features added and theres loads more!
All new noise reduction
DSLR video file intergration
Film grian simulation
Being on the Adobe Beta Team is a real honour as its both great to see the guys working hard to add all these new features going in, but also hard not to be able to tell everyone of all the fantastic work going on! You can get more info at the Adobe Lightroom website and you can get straight up to speed with version 3, with Martin Evening’s new book!
I’m proud to announce that I’ve been accepted to be a regular photographic contributor to this great publication based in the North East of England, this magazine is quickly becoming known as ”The magazine for the North East!”
Living North Magazine
A little bit of history behind the magazine:
“Founded in 1999, the magazine has quickly built a reputation for high quality illustration, strong editorial and stylish design. The editorial team have taken the best of the country and mixed it with the vibrant city life.
From humble beginnings, producing a 112-page magazine published three times a year, Living North now publishes monthly with an average of 350 pages, celebrating much of what is excellent about the North of England, from its glorious coastline, small niche businesses, heritage, food and numerous other attractions, from boutiques to bistros and much more besides. As such, the magazine is one of the most significant quality media outlets in the North East of England.”
Just a quick update to say that my photo, which I talked about here, has been moved to the front page slideshow on the Natures Best Website! As of writting this I’m currently about 8 slides in or if you wish you can hover over the bottom of the window and the thumbnails will appear, you can go straight to my photo from there! Way Cool!!
Have you ever wondered why there is always a huge waiting time for the Lee Filters? Have you ever wondered how the filters are made? Well David Noton and Kerry Banter, one of his team, had a field trip and travelled to Lee filters to have a try at making the filters themselves in this little article.
I’ve been thinking about purchasing an iPad since they had been announced by Apple to use as a backup system and a basic photo viewer for myself whilst out and about. I think, and this is only my personnal view, that this piece of hardware was just built for this job, probably many others too, but from a photographers perspective this is why it was created! I’ve seen on the forums the arguments that the iPad has created, its a 50/50 split, those who think its a great bit of kit and those who think its pointless. Its like Mac vs PC all over again!