Best Canon Prime Lens for Travel

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When you have been travelling for months on end, you get really good at packing light. Packing light however, can be a little tricky when you have a DSLR, tripod and a couple of lenses to take into consideration. If you’re like me, then you might have found this post while scrounging the net for the best lenses suited to travel photography in preparation for you big (or small) journey. My tip to you: Get the Canon 40mm STM F2.8 Prime.

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Photo: Sunset over Dover Port, England

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Sunset over Dover. This image was taken from the top of the White Cliffs in Dover, England. I’ve been in the UK just over a week now and this was the first day that it wasn’t overcast, raining or windy.

A good friend took us to the White Cliffs of Dover where I spent a good couple trying to capture the wonderful scene. Here’s one of my favourites from the shoot. It’s a HDR composed of 5 images.

I’m hoping the weather will improve again in the coming days/weeks so I can shoot more of this amazing country.

Lightroom 5 Tutorial – Enhanced Clouds

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Bad weather can be a photographer’s best friend. It creates dramatic and interesting scenes that can look spectacular to the viewer.

For many of you who are just beginning with Adobe Lightroom 5, here’s a quick tutorial to show you how to enhance the clouds (and sky) in your photos for a more dramatic feel. Read more

Lightroom 5 Tutorial – Install Presets

A guide to installing Lightroom Presets that works for both Windows and Mac versions of Lightroom 5.

Step 1: Open Lightroom Preferences

Open Lightroom preferences and click the Presets Tab.

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Click the ‘Show Lightroom Presets‘ folder button.

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 Step 2: Copy your preset into the correct folder. 

This is pretty simple, just look for the folder that corresponds to your preset. In this example, you can see the Local Adjustment Presets folder open which contains some of the default Lightroom presets as well as my JH Enhance Clouds Preset.

Once you have copied your preset to the corresponding folder, restart Lightroom and you will see your presets in their place in the Develop Module.

Use iPhoto and Adobe Lightroom together – Mac OSX

Lightroom_iPhotoOk so here is my workflow that I recently developed in order to use both iPhoto and Lightroom together with the same original image files. Before I begin, you might be asking why you would want to do this? Read more