Author: Dan Carr

Let’s Talk About Luminar 2018… Because Its AWESOME!

Regular blog readers might remember me talking about Macphun’s excellent Aurora HDR and Luminar software over the past year or so, and I’ll tell you right now that you’re going to be hearing a lot more about Luminar from this point onwards. Luminar 2018 will be launched on November 16th (pre-order), but I’ve had a copy for a few weeks now and it has me very excited. To start with, PC users can rejoice because Luminar 2018 will be available on both the Mac and the PC, and with it Macphun will be changing their name to Skylum Software...

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New Recommended Gear Page at B&H

By now you guys know that I often work closely with B&H Photo to borrow gear for testing purposes, and sometimes to bring you great deals on all kinds of camera equipment. I have a pretty international audience on this site and what I like about B&H is how easy they make international ordering. Here in Canada, shipping is free for orders over $100, and they let me pay the tax and duties during the ordering process so I know what my final total is going to be. I can’t speak for the process in all other countries, but...

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Drobo Explore Adventure Photography Contest Winner

I’m a little bit late posting this piece of news, but I’m very pleased to tell you guys about it none the less. I’m a long time user of Drobos for storing my photo archives, and this summer they ran an adventure photography contest which seemed right up my alley! I’m happy to say that the image I entered took home the top prize. I can’t quite remember the submission criteria off the top of my head, but roughly speaking it said something along the lines of “show us a photo that embodies your enjoyment of adventure”. A self...

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New Photos from Floe Lake in Kootenay National Park

I recently took a quick trip over to Kootenay Naitonal Park on the Alberta/BC border to photograph the golden larch trees beneath the famous Grand Wall on the edge of Floe Lake. I’ve wanted to check this place out for some time, and luckily I had a small opening in my schedule at just the right time. GALLERY –>> You can check out my photos from Floe Lake...

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Nice Lighting! So Simple…

I took this photo for a review of the MindShift BackLight 36L backpack that I posted over on ShutterMuse.com recently. Someone commented that the photo had “nice lighting!”, so I thought I would take a second to explain how I did it. Drumroll… A single Canon 600EX Rt speedlight bounced off the ceiling of my living room. That’s it. No fancy light modifiers, no expensive studio setups and only that one single light source. It just goes to show you how things don’t always need to be made too complicated. I always use the Canon ST-E3 radio transmitter with my...

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