Article on composition, worth a read

This article on composition by ETIENNE BOSSOT on PetaPixel is worth a read. Here’s the link: https://petapixel.com/2017/01/10/use-composition-templates-improve-photography/



DXO Optics Pro 9 – FREE

Although almost obsolete, DXO’s Optics Pro 9 is still a heavy hitter when it comes to image editing, especially when it comes to noise reduction. This is especially good if you are tired of the pain of getting into Lightroom/PS when there’s no internet…

DXO has partnered with Digital Camera UK to offer you a free license. The link is HERE.

The deadline to get this FREE copy of Optics Pro 9 is Feb, 28th 2017.



Creative Live – Free Lessons!!

Check Out CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes

Free On-Air Classes – Week of 1/22

Class Name: Advanced Content Aware and Clone Techniques in Photoshop
Text Link: Advanced Content Aware and Clone Techniques in Photoshop Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/22/2017
End Date: 1/23/2017
RSVP Date: 1/22/2017

Class Name: Presentations with Keynote®
Text Link: Presentations with Keynote® Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/22/2017
End Date: 1/23/2017
RSVP Date: 1/22/2017

Class Name: How to Take Amazing Photos with Your DSLR LIVE CLASS
Text Link: How to Take Amazing Photos with Your DSLR Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/24/2017
End Date: 1/25/2017
RSVP Date: 1/24/2017

Class Name: Art School Rehab: Finding Success Without Selling Out LIVE CLASS
Text Link: Art School Rehab: Finding Success Without Selling Out Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/24/2017
End Date: 1/24/2017
RSVP Date: 1/24/2017

Class Name: How to Build a Business While Learning Your Craft LIVE CLASS
Text Link: How to Build a Business While Learning Your Craft Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/25/2017
End Date: 1/26/2017
RSVP Date: 1/25/2017

Class Name: Using Your Apple® iPhone® 7/7+ for Great Photos LIVE CLASS
Text Link: Using Your Apple® iPhone® 7/7+ for Great Photos Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/26/2017
End Date: 1/26/2017
RSVP Date: 1/26/2017



Is your Canon 50 f1.8 counterfeit?

An article at Canon Watch detailing how to tell if your Canon 50mm f1.8 II is fake. Here’s the article…http://www.canonwatch.com/is-your-canon-ef-50mm-f1-8-ii-counterfeit-canon-japan-advises-on-how-to-recognise-it



Midi Controller for Lightroom

Do you or would you use a midi controller? What is a midi controller? It’s a device of buttons/dials and sliders that let you control things. Originally used by musicians but has now been adapted by image editors. So with a midi controller, software like MIDI2LR and Lightroom CC, I can link a lightroom function (slider or rating, or changing panels) to a button or dial on the midi controller. I just got one, the Behringer X Touch Mini. I’ve gotten it set up and it does make my edit work faster and as I memorize what botton/dial does what it’ll get faster. If you want more info, Here’s my review. For more details on the process.

As always, please feel free to leave your comments, recommendations and or questions.