Skylum Software is releasing the much talked about photo editing tool, Luminar 3 on Dec. 18, 2018. Luminar 3 is an all-in-one photo app designed to offers everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing. That sounds great, but what makes this version special is Skylum has added the number one most requested feature from users; the ability to organize and view their images. This added feature is a game changer for experienced users looking for an alternative to their current editing tools and it’s a simple solution for photographers … [Read more...] about First look at the new Luminar 3 with Libraries
Create amazing HDR photographs with Skylum’s Aurora HDR 2019. Purchase today and save plus get a free bundle of training, LUTs and Looks too! To explain why Aurora HDR 2019’s new Quantum HDR Engine is such a big deal, we need to understand why it’s needed and how it’s powerful engine is making HDR processing faster with better results. If you’re an old HDR pro, skip to the “What’s so special about the New Quantum HDR Engine?” sections to be amazed. If you’re new to HDR or kinda understand it, keep reading. You’ll be glad you did. Adjusting … [Read more...] about Taking advantage of Aurora’s new Quantum HDR Engine for bracketed images
(Editor's note: Aurora HDR 2019 is a powerful update that has several new, and, frankly, compelling features. Photofocus author Vanelli takes us on a tour of the most significant new addition to this HDR tool. If you're already an Aurora user, you can upgrade for $59 by clicking here, or you can purchase the full version for $89.) The team at Skylum Software announced a new version of Aurora HDR today. It works as both a standalone application and a plugin for other editing tools. Aurora HDR 2019 is a great way to unlock the maximum … [Read more...] about First look: Aurora HDR 2019 from Skylum
Now that the cat is out of the bag and I've had a chance to reflect on Nikon's mirrorless system announcement, here a few initial thoughts. It is still roughly a month away from the Z 7 being released, which Nikon is putting up against Sony's flagship A7R III. Has Nikon come up with a complete game-changer? Or is the Z 7 just another mirrorless camera in the market? Here's an initial closer look... Key specs The Z 7 is a 45.7-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera. It's capable of shooting up to 9 fps stills and 4K video at 30p. The Z 7 has … [Read more...] about First Look: The new Nikon Z 7 mirrorless camera
Raw files are data rich. Their depth of tones and information allow photographers amazing amounts of post-processing creativity. While Adobe's Camera Raw engine in Lightroom CC, Lightroom CC Classic, and in Photoshop/Bridge have been the 800-pound gorilla in the room of image making, new, non-subscription stand-alone solutions are appearing. Today, On1 premieres Photo Raw 2018. Download a free trial version here. Both Photo Raw and Lightroom prepare photographs for potential further editing and refinement in Photoshop. On1's Photo Raw is … [Read more...] about ON1 Photo RAW 2018 First Look: Develop
What's a First Look? A first look is modern trend in weddings where the bride and groom see each other for the first time in a private, romantic moment before the ceremony. Here are 5 tips on how to describe first looks to couples in a way that gets them excited about doing one, and about YOU being the photographer to capture it for them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xQck58Iyug The Breakdown Change Your Motivation: Is your heart in the right place when it comes to the benefits of first looks? (Hint: it's not about the … [Read more...] about Wedding Photography Tips: Why do a First Look?
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Capture Cinematic Weddings with Ray Roman in Fort Lauderdale. The in-depth seminar took place at a hotel just steps from the beach. We learned how to maximize picture quality with proper exposure settings, understanding how to master the speeches and get perfect audio every time, and how to price & position our work to gain high-profile clients. It was great watching some of Rays favorite wedding films to help illustrate everything we were learning. The next day, Rays master class put … [Read more...] about Capture Cinematic Weddings Seminar Review
I just got back from a week in Cologne Germany at the MASSIVE Photokina photo expo. Now I'm a trade show veteran, but the sheer scale of this 7 day show is unbelievable. No wonder manufacturers wait to release their newest products until this big gathering of visual creatives, every two years. If you've been anywhere near the internet I'm sure you've heard about the new cameras, software (Capture One 8), lenses (Tamron 15-30mm), and lights (Broncolor Siros) that were announced. As a professional photographer, lighting is one of the skill sets … [Read more...] about The Photokina Files – New Siros Monolight from Broncolor