Software & Reviews
Skylum Luminar 4 – AI Sky Replacement
A Travel Photographer’s nemesis is the weather. Days with washed-out skies or even cloudless days can make images boring and bland. In high dynamic scenes where there are extremely bright sky highlights and dark foregrounds, it is impossible to get a well-balanced image without bracketing shots and combining them in software.
Review – Sony FE 16-35 F4 Zeiss lens (SEL1635Z)
Back in December 2014 we made the decision to move from Nikon to the Sony mirrorless camera system and bought the Sony A7r. This camera is 36mp of sheer delight. We purchased it with the FE 24-70 F4 Zeiss lens which has been an absolute dream to work with.
Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Strap
The majority of people that purchase a new camera will use the supplied camera strap or buy a cheap neck strap that may look and feel more comfortable. I mean… how important is a camera strap anyway!! Most people would say it wasn’t important at all ….well they’re wrong.
Review – Vanguard Alta Rise 45 camera backpack
We have used Lowepro bags for years, in fact, Paul has used a Lowepro Mini Trekker for close to 20 years or so and it was a fantastic bag however it was time for a change.
Adding a Copyright Preset in Adobe Lightroom
Now there’s probably been a lot of blog posts on how to set up a Copyright Preset in Adobe Lightroom so there may be nothing new here.
Review – 3 Axis Camera Spirit Level
People always ask us why we use these when most cameras now have great tools for keeping the camera level. We have been using them for many years attached to our hot-shoe and although initially, we used them only when the camera was mounted on a tripod we have found them to be very useful in other situations. There are many different models and can be found on eBay, Amazon or at your local camera shop.
First Impressions: GOBE Filters + Discount Code
First Impressions: GOBE Filters + Discount Code. GOBE produces a range of quality UV, CPL (Circular Polariser), ND filters and Filter Kits
Review – Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 & Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 Di VC USD
Review - Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 & Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 Di VC USD As Professional Travel Photographers we have never really needed to shoot Macro images. However, since starting our Meetup group we have met many photography enthusiasts that...
Review – WD My Passport Wireless
Review of the Western Digital My Passport Wireless external hard drive which has now been replaced by the My Passport Wireless Pro.
Long Exposures – Using ND Filters
The Neutral Density filter is a very handy filter to have in your camera bag it should be near the top of your list of “must have” creative filters.
Review: Peak Design – Shell
Peak Design Shell protects your camera from water, snow, dust, and abrasion, whether it’s in your hands, on the tripod, or in your backpack.
Review – Miggo Agua 65 Stormproof Torso Camera Bag
Review of the Miggo Agua 65 Stormproof Torso Camera Bag. Well-made and suitable for use in any weather such as rain, snow, or sandstorm.
Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens Review
Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D lens Lens Review Anhui Changgeng Optics Technology Co., Ltd (Venus Optics) was established in 2013 and have their headquarters in China. Quite frankly, up until early 2017, we had never even heard of this company nor the name Laowa and not...
Review – Peak Design Everyday Sling Bag – 10L
This is our review of the Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L camera bag. Such an awesome camera bag for the street and travel photographer.
Review: Peak Design Capture Camera Clip
Review: Peak Design Capture Camera Clip Introduction A while back we started using the Peak Design "Slide" Camera Strap for days when we are using our cameras without a backpack camera bag. Although we find the strap to be very functional we have found it is less than...
Review – Sony FE 70-200 F4 G Zeiss lens – SEL70200G
A review of the Sony FE 70-200 F4 Zeiss lens (SEL70200G). This focal range is generally useful for Portraits, Nature and Sports photography.
Skylum Aurora HDR 2019 – Single Image Processing?
Aurora HDR 2019 - Single Image Processing? In a previous post, we have discussed how every Travel Photographer should use HDR in their photography "HDR - An essential tool in Travel Photography". As mentioned, many people steer right away from the HDR technique,...