Last year I found myself in a quandary. An auto-immune disease had crept into my body causing severe shoulder and hip pain. I could no longer carry my camera gear. Even my small mirrorless kit that I use for landscape work was too much and wildlife photography seemed off the table altogether. I needed solutions! After much soul searching, and ditching the thought of … [Read more...] about Wildlife Photography with Limited Mobility Using Gitzo Systematic Tripod and Fluid Gimbal Head
Since I've been doing more digital art lately, I've really come to appreciate how easy it is to remove backgrounds using Topaz Mask. Of course, you can remove a background in Photoshop, but I find the task harder to do and less forgiving. My hand is a little shaky these days and when I use Topaz Mask, it uses it's artificial intelligence to compute the edges. It's so much … [Read more...] about Easy Background Removal with Topaz Mask AI
I recently made a big investment in my wildlife photography gear. Big both in size and dollars! It's a Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens. Until now, my wildlife lenses included a 70-300mm and a 400mm lens, both of which are great, but I really wanted that extra reach that a 600mm lens would give me. I was so excited about this new addition, but unfortunately, the first Tamron … [Read more...] about Canon 400mm f/5.6L vs. Tamron 150-600mm G2 Lenses for Wildlife Photography
A new version of Aurora HDR is coming out on October 4, 2018 and it contains some big improvements to the software. But is it all worth it? Well … that depends. In the video demonstration below I compare the 2018 and 2019 versions of Aurora to show you what’s new and help you decide if it is a good time for you to upgrade. Of course, if you haven’t tried Aurora yet, … [Read more...] about What’s New in Aurora HDR 2019? Is it Worth It?
Last week, the folks over at Skylum (previously known as MacPhun) released a major update to Luminar, their premier photo editing software. The new release contains some massive improvements that you are going to love! Plus, if you already own Luminar 2018, this new version is completely free. If you haven’t tried Luminar yet, now is a great time. Pick up a free trial … [Read more...] about What’s New in Luminar 2018 Version 1.2 “Jupiter”