A photographic journey through Pripyat and Chernobyl – starting today!

In 2012, Lucy Shires and myself travelled to the Ukraine to take photography of Pripyat and Chernobyl. The history of Chernobyl is significant, it was the worst man made disaster in our history. I’ve researched the history over several years and arranged to visit Pripyat and Chernobyl to learn more from people involved either in or after the incident. I’m going to share the images from my trip to Pripyat/Chernobyl so you can see what it looks like from the inside. We spent some time exploring Chernobyl reactors, the fish labs, cooling towers, schools, kindergartens, police headquarters, fire station head …

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 …

Digital Photo Magazine – Still Life Photographer of the Year Runner Up

The UK’s most prestigious photo competition is back! POTY 2011 is your chance to get inspired, test your photographic skills and win superb prizes – plus it’s still completely free to enter! Find out how to get involved right now…   2011’S TOP PHOTO COMPETITION has begun! Brought to you by Britain’s biggest photography mags, Digital Photo and Practical Photography, Photographer of the Year 2011 gives you the chance to put your talents to the test with six creatively challenging rounds.

How to get a Nikon D3 to work like a D3X

So the hypothesis is that if quality/clarity is the only main difference then it could be correctable in post processing. I put both images together and created a set of actions that made the D3 image look the same in terms of hue/saturation, brightness, contrast – the results were as such.