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Do you need to Colour Calibrate your Screen?

For the past 8 years, I’ve heard about Colour or Color (if you are in the US) Calibration of your screen to get optimised representation of the colours captured in your camera. Its something that Pros do and live by. I’ve resisted doing this as I don’t consider myself a pro, I’m always...

Editing Capture time in Lightroom

Every time you take a picture, your camera embeds the date time into the photo. As we take vacation, and these days people travel more overseas than explore their backyard, which means they are in different time zones. If you are like me, you get so caught up in taking pictures that you don’t realise that your...

How to Rename Files in Lightroom

Renaming files in Lightroom Why would you want to rename your photos, you might be wondering? Well if you shoot as much as me you end up with 10s of thousands of photos per year in your computer, having the files named with appropriate names makes them easy to find in Lightroom and through Finder (on Mac) or Explorer...

Portrait Retouching using Frequency Seperation

In this video tutorial, Aaron Nace from PHLearn.com show a great technique that allows you to re-touch portraits without turning the subject into a porcelain doll. The techniques smoothes out the tones in the subject and leaves the skin textures intact. You can retouch both the tones and the textures as two separate...

Glen Dewis – Explains advantage of Shooting in RAW

Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer Glyn Dewis shows us in this video the advantage of shooting in RAW and how you can get a great result out of a “throw-away” image which you normally wouldn’t even bother keeping in Lightroom. In a recent post, I also touched on this topic to show you the benefits...

The Black Glass – Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure photography is a way to capture time and movement in one single exposure. The technique requires that your exposure be anywhere from couple of seconds to a few minutes long. The beauty of such photograph is the ability to show you something that you can’t see with your naked eye. Almost all of us...

Why should I shoot in RAW?

Why should I shoot in RAW? This is a question people often ask, especially newbies, people who are just starting off in photography. As soon as pick up a digital camera you realise quickly that you can almost shoot more than twice as many JPEG images as you can RAW images on the same card. So what’s the...

Google+ Themes

If you are like me and love to participate in Google Plus photography themes from B&W to Macro and anything in between then you must know the painful challenge that you face. The problem is that you can’t copy paste the Curator theme text from one post to another, if you do Google+ doesn’t translate...

What is your crash plan?

You love taking pictures but do you backup! What is your strategy for making sure your treasured and priceless images are safe? Well most people don’t think about this at all or think but never act. There are many discussions and posts on the web that explain the pros and cons of backup strategies and solutions....

Breaking the Rules – Dead Centre

Rules are meant to be broken. Photography should not be controlled by the rules but be based on the feeling that it creates. Traditional photographers will still tell you that rules should be followed. However, not having learnt things the traditional way but more by practice and reading online I am a true believer in...

Do you ello?

Seems that we have another social network in the works to add to our inadequacy of networks. Ello.co is a new social network that is aimed at photographers to share and showcase their images and content with others. The network is still in Beta and is based on Invite Only sign ups. It was originally built by its...

Facebook – Boost Post Experiment

Earlier this week I decided to take a gamble and put some money in Facebook to Boost Post. Over on my Facebook page for Gabha Photography, I created a post to share with my Audience the release of a new Lightroom preset pack called Travel Presets Pack for Lightroom. Facebook was quick to encourage me to Boost Post to...

Lightroom Analytics – What kind of Photographer are You?

A great new tool for Lightroom called Lightroom Analytics is available (from version 3 to 5 of Lightroom) as a Plugin for your Lightroom which allow you to analyse your photographs and paint a picture of what kind of photographer you are. Which camera you use most (if you have a few cameras)? What kind of settings...

Landscape Workshop with Jay and Varina Patel

About Jay and Varina Patel This husband and wife duo is well known in the Landscape World of Photography. They travel to magnificent places and hike for miles to remote and exotic locations to bring us some amazing photographs. Check out Jay Patel and Varina Patel websites. Landscape Workshop Late 2013, they announced...

Thanks for your Support in 2013

A Year in Review 2013 was a great year for the site. The discovery and number of visitors went through the roof. Really excited and motivated me to create more content to share with our readers. Total Page Views for the year was just under 60,000 views which was thanks to 27,268 visitors that came to Photo...

Focus Stacking for Macro Photography – Part 1

Focus Stacking is a technique where you can combine various images where your subject is not in it entirety, completely in focus in one single image but by combining a series of images where different parts of the subject are in focus you can get the complete subject in focus. Very commonly this technique is used in...