Month: November 2017

Really Right Stuff Ultimate Ballhead and Gimbal Showdown

Introduction There comes a point in every photographer’s journey where it is time to buy a tripod and a ballhead to go on top of it. Most people make the mistake of buying a cheap setup that has flimsy legs, and a ballhead that doesn’t lock solidly enough to support the weight of their equipment over the duration of a long exposure. Many years ago I made this mistake as well, so I’m all too familiar with the consequences and the frustration of broken tripod legs and creeping, or overly sticky ballheads. The inevitable result is that you end...

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Really Right Stuff TA-2 Series 2 Levelling Head Review

I’ve reviewed the RRS series 3 levelling head in the past, and found it to be an excellent pice of kit if you have a series 3 Really Right Stuff tripod. The series 2 levelling head takes on a very different design to the series 3, and that means it definitely warrants its own review. A Quick Reminder A levelling head sit between your tripod and your ballhead and they allow you to perfectly level the ballhead in just a matter of seconds. Doing so without a levelling head can be tricky because you have to manipulate the three...

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Peak Design Launch New Slide and Slide Lite Camera Straps

These products were launched in a 5-day Kickstarter campaign that raised an incredible $1.4 million! Unfortunately, if you didn’t back the Kickstarter campaign then you’ll now have to wait until they hit the Peak Design store to buy them. At the moment, the date for this release is not known, but I have set  up a special “reminder list” for those who missed out. Simply hit the button below and leave your email address. As soon as the products are launched, I’ll send you an email so that you can be first in line at that point. I anticipate...

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REVIEW: Peak Design Pro Pad for Capture Clip (2017 version)

NOTE: You might also want to check out my hands-on look at the new Capture Clip v3. Get a Free Gift From Peak Design These products were launched in a 5-day Kickstarter campaign that raised an incredible $1.4 million! Unfortunately, if you didn’t back the Kickstarter campaign then you’ll now have to wait until they hit the Peak Design store to buy them. At the moment, the date for this release is not known, but I have set  up a special “reminder list” for those who missed out. Simply hit the button below and leave your email address. As...

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HANDS ON: Peak Design’s NEW Capture Clip V3

This new Capture Clip V3 was launched in a 5-day Kickstarter campaign that raised an incredible $1.4million. I’m wasy lucky to have been given the opportunity to to test a pre-production Capture Clip , so I’m bringing you guys a first hands-on look and comparison to the old version. Get a Free Gift From Peak Design Unfortunately, if you didn’t back the Kickstarter campaign then you’ll now have to wait until they hit the Peak Design store to buy them. At the moment, the date for this release is not known, but I have set  up a special “reminder...

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How to Add Sun Rays to a Photo with Luminar

In this video tutorial I’m going to show you how to add sun rays to your photo using Luminar from Skylum Software, and also explain which images work best for this kind of edit. Luminar has rapidly become my go-to Lightroom and Photoshop editing plugin, and with Luminar 2018 they added some cool new features that will help us with this task. Example Image The first image is the RAW file from my Fuji X100. The second image has gone through the process that is demonstrated in the YouTube video above. Click to view them larger. Whilst sunshine can...

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REVIEW: Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L

Not too long ago I reviewed the Everyday Sling 10L from Peak Design, and now they’ve launched a smaller 5L version. This new, smaller version comes in either all black, or the light grey Ash colour of the 10L one that I tested a couple of months ago. At only $100, this Everyday Sling 5L is hitting their lowest price point yet, and I don’t mind saying that they’re onto a winner here, right off the bat. Over the last few years I’ve used and reviewed the entire Everyday lineup from Peak Design, and in the review of the...

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The BEST Way to Move Files Between Lightroom and Luminar

Luminar from Skylum Software is one of my absolute favourite photo editing applications. You can use it as a standalone editor, or you can integrate it into Lightroom in a couple of ways. Most people are aware of the regular way in which you can use Luminar as a Lightroom plugin, but in this video tutorial I’m going to show you a second way that gives you MUCH more control over how your images are opened in Luminar, and how the edits are then organized in Lightroom. If you’re a Lumniar user, it’s a quick one, don’t miss it....

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