Introduction to HDR Training at WEX Photographic

Introduction to HDR Training pack High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is really popular at the minute however it leaves a lot of people wondering what it is and more importantly, how do you do it. I had a lot of contact from people emailing asking about the digital art techniques I use and as some of them are HDR, it made sense to run a HDR training session on it at WEX Photographic. This 2 hour Introduction to HDR looked at some of the basic principles of why do we even do HDR, as I’m pretty lazy, that’s always my first question, …

Thinking about changing from a Nikon D3 to D800?

Its really an interesting move what Nikon have done by diversifying their markets. Some will say that this causes too much confusion where others will see that Nikon have actually made choosing a high-end DSLR easier than ever. Let me explain. Pre D800/D4, we had the Nikon D3(s), D700 and D3x. The D700 and D3(s) shared almost all aspects so your only decision is do you want a faster shooting full body DSLR with better battery capacity? If so, D3(s) and if not, get a D700. If you wanted ultra-high res and was not worried about speed or low light …

Why the Nikon D800 is the best for HDR Post Processing

The Nikon D800 is Nikons newest and probably most advanced creation. Its a 36.3 megapixel FX-format sensor DSLR many enhancements shared with the D4. These are around the autofocus system deliver and ability capture significant depth and detail. Well the above is what Nikon claim is the case. Lets face it, the D800 has changed almost everything. DXo suggests that the sensor quality of the D800 has not exceeded that of medium format cameras which is a significant shift in capability. The interesting claims about sensor quality, megapixels, all new AF, ability to capture 14.4ev of dynamic range and all this …

Mac OS X Lion update for X-Rite i1Display2 & i1Display LT owners

If you are in the same situation as me using Mac OSX Lion and hardware calibration tools like the X-Rite i1Display2 then you will have found yourself stuck since Lion removed Rosetta from its build and the X-Rite iProfiler depended on Rosetta to function on Mac OSX. Well dont spend much time worrying that your hardware is heading to the dustbin – X-Rite have today confirmed a public beta of iProfiler for Mac OSX Lion.