Adobe Lightroom 3

    

Adobe Lightroom 3

Adobe Lightroom 3

     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
Lens correction
DSLR video file intergration
Image Watermarking
Teathered shooting
Perspective correction
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!

Lightroom 3 by Martin Evening

Lightroom 3 by Martin Evening

Living North Magazine

     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 Covers
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.”

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Apple iPad

Apple iPad

     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!

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Workshops

Not only a talented photographer, Simon always engages with my workshop clients in a thoughtful and professional manner. His love for the photographic medium is clearly evident both in his discussions and his images.

By Jason Friend

Scottish Highlands, Loch Lochy. Jason Friend

 These are the kind words of good mate and great photographer, Jason Friend. Jason is an award winning freelance photographer and writer based in the North East of England, when hes not traveling all over the world that is, and for the last 3 years has been passing on some his vast experience and knowledge via locally based workshops. These workshops are set up and aimed mainly at the beginner to intermediate photographer and based around teaching people to use their cameras, tripods, accessories.

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Bags, Bags, Bags.

     As most photographers know there is no such thing as the perfect bag and most photographers will have at least a few bags hidden away at home or have been through a number of bags looking for one that suits them best! I was at this point again the other week and I thought it was time to sell the other bags and try for something new. So the search began………

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The BIG Stopper

     I recently had another birthday and my good lady, as usual, bought me a few items of camera gear, what a lucky guy I am! Not only did I receive camera equipment, but I have a good woman who doesn’t mind purchasing said items for me!

     At the time of my birthday LEE Filters had just announced, at the Focus-On-Imaging show, their new 10stop glass ND filter. Now I’d been looking for and thinking about a 10stop filter for quite some time, specifically the B&W screw-in. The main reason I hadn’t taken the plunge and picked a B&W up is that I currently use the LEE filter holder system and frankly using screw-in filters with this system is just a real pain in the behind. Now I like the LEE holder, its simple, quick and easy to use, but adding a screw-in before this and it just isn’t enjoyable due to the fact that you can’t access the screw-in filter because of the adaptor ring . So I was more than pleased when I saw the announcement about the slot in filter and even had a chuckle over the name: The LEE BIG Stopper!

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