Author: Dan Carr

REVIEW: Peak Design Slide and Slide Lite Camera Straps (2017 Update)

The Slide and Slide Lite camera straps has been around for a few years, but these updated versions were launched as part of a highly successful Kickstarter campaign at the end of 2017, along with the launch of the Capture Clip V3. Peak Design Strap Lineup Overview Peak Design’s camera strap lineup consists of three different straps – in ascending order of size: Leash, Slide Lite, and Slide. Whilst the Leash is the smallest strap, this doesn’t mean it’s only for small cameras. In fact I often use a Leash with big pro DSLRs simply because I value the...

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How to Correctly Open RAW Files in Luminar from Lightroom Classic

Another quick Luminar tutorial for you guys today, and this time we’re looking at how to open RAW files. Just like Lightroom, Luminar is a fully fledged RAW photo editor but unless you open the RAW files directly into Luminar from your file browser, it can be a little confusing. If you don’t do things quite right you might end up editing a converted TIFF of your image, instead of the original RAW file. This would definitely degrade the final image quality and you wouldn’t be pulling all of the available dynamic range out of the RAW file. Luminar...

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Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers

When this time of year rolls around I always like to put together a gift guide that’s full of awesome photography gear I’ve found in the last 12 months. Every year I do this, I monitor which items on the list you guys click on the most, so I’m starting to get a pretty good idea of the kind of things you’re looking for. Sticking to the tried and true format of previous years, I’m going to start by simply listing the items. For those that want to delve a little deeper, scroll past the list and you’ll find...

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How to Watermark Your Photos in Luminar

In this video I’ll show you how to watermark your photos using one of my favourite photo editing applications, Luminar. The logo that I’m using for my watermark was created by Photologo, a great service that makes hand-drawn logos for photographers. I’ve written a lot more about this service, and my experience as a customer, in a previous Photologo review. Watermark Luminar Tutorial IMPORTANT: Due to deficiencies in the way that Luminar handles images with a transparency layer, you will need to download this Luminar preset in order to follow along with this tutorial and use a white watermark....

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Luminar Savings and Free Bonuses for Black Friday

Macphun’s Luminar photo editor has become a fast favourite with me which is why I’ve been busy working on tutorials for it recently. Luminar 2018 launched to the public last week, but I’ve been using it for a couple of months and I’m totally in love with the experience. In the run up to the launch, there was an excellent pre-order special which I told you guys about, but now they’re back with a quick Black Friday special as well, for those that missed out last week. Luminar 2018 offers everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing, including...

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35% Off All Formatt-Hitech Filters – Just For YOU!

I’m not posting all the Black Friday deals that I’ve been sent, because frankly some of them aren’t that great. Every company thinks they have to do something, and some of the deals are minimal. That’s not the case with this one though… This morning I had an email from my friends at Formatt-Hitech filters telling me that they are offering a 25% discount for their entire online store, for regular customers. However… for you guys, my readers and followers, they wanted to give me the chance to give you 35% off! Just use the coupon code Dan35 at the checkout....

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