Category Archives: Photography Product Reviews

Close-Up & Macro Photography eBook Review

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Are you into macro photography? Are you into eBooks? Good, because I think you’re going to love Introduction to Close-Up & Macro Photography by Ed Verosky. The eBook seeks to alleviate much of the anxiety surrounding macro photography by addressing the most pressing points of inquiry and providing the reader with a roadmap to producing wonderful macro images.

Photo Editing On The Go: A First Look at Lightroom Mobile for iPad

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Mobile apps for photographers have come a long way since the the release of the original iPhone and iPad. Perhaps a real marker for this progress has been the release of Lightroom Mobile from Adobe. Whist there are a plethora of both image management and image process apps available for smartphones and tablets, Lightroom Mobile combines both with a seamless connection to you main Lightroom catalogue. The Mobile app itself is free to use but for the moment only available to users of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. We are going to take a look at the iPad version.

Why Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Photographers is a Good Deal

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When Adobe first announced that their seminal editing program Photoshop was moving to a subscription basis, there was, quite rightly some deep concern from photographers, including myself. Indeed the initial pricing of just the Photoshop package was aimed at professional photographers and could be considered a luxury for anyone for whom photography was a hobby. Recently, Adobe has created a specialist photographer’s package includes Photoshop as well as Lightroom. The main selling point of this new package is it’s price, $9.99/£8.79 per month, putting within the reach of most enthusiasts as well as professionals. Let’s take a look at why this is such a great deal.

Hands-On Review of Think Tank Photo’s Airport Roller Derby

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I’ve been using a ThinkTank Shape Shifter backpack for a little while and, overall, was quite pleased with its performance, which is why I was especially pleased when ThinkTank was nice enough to send over an Airport Roller Derby for me to try out and put to test. As an avid traveler, I was curious to see how well the bag would hold up and keep my gear safe while I put it to the test–which, admittedly, is no easy task. Read on to see how it fared.

Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography by Ed Verosky

The title of Ed Verosky’s latest ebook, Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography, says it all. Each digitally rendered page contains valuable, practical, easily digestible instructions, hints, and tips on how to shine a flattering light on your portrait subjects. To call the book “basic” isn’t a bad thing. Amidst a sea of photography how-to literature, […]

10 Inspirational Photo Books

This is a guest post by Phil Hill, a travel photographer from the UK based in Australia. You can see more of Phil’s great work at his travel photography blog or follow him on Facebookor Twitter.  Teaching yourself stuff is great and gives an overwhelming sense of achievement that you, and no one else, made […]