Reviews

5D Mark III Review

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Reviews | 0 comments

Way back when I first started getting really into my photography I decided that one day I would like to own a full frame, pro level camera. Being very good at justifying all my purchases, I held off buying one, thinking that I would eventually buy one once my photography was at a level that warranted the expense of a full frame camera. I even held off buying one in the great camera dropping debacle of 2010, a time when my photography probably was good enough to justify a full frame camera and I had the cash. Having held off until the release of the 5D Mark III, in many respects I’m...

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Tamara Lackey Seminar

Posted by on Nov 6, 2011 in Reviews | 0 comments

Tamara Lackey Seminar

On Friday I had the privilege of attending Tamara Lackey’s one day seminar. Tamara is a well known children’s and family portrait photographer from the US. As I mentioned in my last post, I was very excited about attending the workshop and it certainly did not disappoint. While making my way to the venue, I felt quite nervous. For whatever reason, I felt that I was a bit of an impostor (not being a full-time photographer) and didn’t really deserve to be there. However, these fears rapidly melted away shortly after arriving as I struck up a conversation with someone who was...

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Monitor Calibration – Before and After

Posted by on May 21, 2011 in Reviews | 2 comments

Monitor Calibration – Before and After

For many years I had heard that Apple monitors are perfect for photographers and graphic designers because their colour calibration is apparently quite accurate. I have been happy with the colours that my MacBook Pro screen produces, however I have always wondered how accurate it really is. Having toyed with the idea of buying a monitor calibration device, Bret Edge’s post on monitor calibration sealed it, and I recently purchased an X-Rite iDisplay 2. While it probably isn’t the most accurate test for comparing screen calibration profiles, I thought I’d take two...

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