Looking back at 2012

Brian’s 2012 review With the year nearly at an end, and the turkey almost all gone, it is time to look back at a few of my highlights of 2012. The p4pictures blog At the beginning of the year I set myself a goal to write 104 blog posts over the course of the year, …

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas Here’s hoping that Santa decided to put you on the nice list and not the naughty list. As a result you got a great photo present for Christmas. If it was a Canon EOS camera you will find some helpful tips below. Make sure that your new camera is set so that it’s …

EOS 6D extraordinary battery life with WiFi and GPS

EOS 6D has WiFi & GPS, surely batteries won’t last When I first saw the information about the EOS 6D I was quite intrigued, with both GPS and WiFi built-in it’s the most connected EOS so far. Several other EOS camera can use Wireless File Transmitters (WFT) or a GPS receiver (GP-E2) but with both …

Custom function to reduce EOS-1D shutter release lag

Taking pictures even faster EOS-1D cameras since the EOS-1D Mark II have included a configuration setting that reduces the shutter release lag. By default the cameras are set to give a consistent and stable time lag between fully pressing the shutter and the picture being taken, typically around 55 milliseconds. Why “faster” is not the …

Google introduces free Snapseed photo editor for Android

Snapseed available for Android Since it’s launch Snapseed has only been available for iOS devices. When Google bought Nik Software, the makers of the Nik Plug-ins and Snapseed some news sources reported that Google had simply bought Snapseed, such is the status of the app on the iOS platform. However Google and Nik’s software teams …