Topaz Clean

Topaz Labs Plug-Ins Review

Topaz plug-ins allow the user to quickly apply any of an included collection of visual effect presets to an image, and to tweak those effects via additional adjustment controls. For this review, I will be focusing on how I use the Topaz plug-ins within my post processing workflow.

Flash Bracket Fully Attached

DIY Flash Bracket for Under Five Dollars

Flash brackets allow flashguns to be placed off-camera and help eliminate the dreaded deer-in-headlights look.
Here’s how to make your own Flash Bracket for under $5.

Wall Mounted Digital Photo Frame

Wall Mounted DIY Digital Photo Frame

In search of DIY excellence, Rob Will takes us through the process of building a large, wall mounted digital photo frame, using an old laptop and LCD monitor.

The VisibleDust Arctic Butterfly 724

Sensor Cleaning with the VisibleDust Arctic Butterfly 724

Sensor cleaning is one of the necessities with Digital SLRs, if one is interested in blemish-free photos. In this article, we look at dry sensor cleaning in general, as well how the Arctic Butterfly 724 sensor brush from VisibleDust performs this task.

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Putting Together a Budget DIY Lighting System

A lighting system in photography seems to be a fairly expensive area to get into. Thankfully, this article will show you how to put together a flexible and robust lighting system that is both useful and relatively easy on the hip pocket, for under US$75.

Original vs Hand-Coloured Image

Hand-Colouring Black and White Images with Photoshop CS

Just before Christmas I scanned a heap of old family photos, including many black and white ones in need of some restoration. In this tutorial, Adrian Broughton takes us through a step by step on hand colouring photos in Adobe Photoshop CS.

Canon DPP 1.5: Main Window

Review of Canon Digital Photo Professional 1.5

So you got a Canon EOS Digital SLR and now you’re wondering how to go about processing all of those RAW files you’ve got stored on the card. In this article, we take a closer look at Canon’s RAW image processor for its EOS Digital SLR cameras.

StudioLine Photo 2.5

Review of StudioLine Photo 2.5 from H&M Software

StudioLine Photo 2.5 from H&M Software is another image management and post-processing product, supporting a rather elaborate feature list. We take an in-depth look at the product in this review.

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Review of FocalBlade Sharpening Plugin from The Plugin Site

In this review article, we take a look at the FocalBlade sharpening plug-in, published by Harald Heim at “The Plugin Site”. Having already tried several plugins and numerous other techniques, I wasn’t fully satisfied with any of them and expected FocalBlade to also disappoint. Let’s see how FocalBlade stands up to the scrutiny of Mitch Schlesinger.

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Shuttertalk Interviews Jamie Ferguson

Shuttertalk takes time out to interview Jamie Ferguson from Studio J Media, event photographer extraordinaire – renowned for assignments such as the 2003 Melbourne Cup, Gold Cost Indy for Redline, Australian Swimwear Model of the Year, Miss Indy, V8 Supercar, QC Girl, Miss West Coast, Summergirl, and more.