Check your document colour profile in Photoshop

I’ve recently been involved with reviewing entries from several photographers for a local camera club competition. According to the rules the entries were supposed to be JPEG images and tagged with the sRGB colour profile. It was quite a surprise to see so many of the entries with either no profile or often the one …

Using EOS Utility to control your Speedlite flash

I’m currently down in South Africa about to go to Cape Town for a couple of days, but for the last few days I’ve been busy at the Sandton Convention Centre presenting on Canon workflow software and also a session about my photography with Speedlites and other light sources. While preparing for the seminars I …

Canon South Africa Expo 2011

I’m pleased to share some more information about my next project, I’m going to be presenting at Canon South Africa’s Expo ’11 in Johannesburg in just over a weeks time. I’m honoured to have been asked to share some of my images from my portfolio and also present some workshops on the Canon software suite …

Presenting in Finland, photo by Olli Turtiainen

The last few weeks have been a good time to travel in Scandinavia for me. I first visited the region many years ago, and by now it’s probably the most visited part of Europe for me after The Netherlands, Canon used to have it’s European HQ in Amsterdam. I always enjoy my trips to the …

Crop circles

The latest version of Digital Photo Professional has introduced a feature that I really can’t think of a use for, circular crops. What’s more the way it works is a little strange. A circular crop of an image makes sense if it’s to be framed and used with a circular mount card, also if the …

Optimum setup for tethered shooting in the studio

I’ve often done software training on the Canon software utilities that come free with each camera, it’s often a surprise for photographers to find that tethered shooting and remote control is not only possible but already included with the camera. If only folks actually opened the manual pack and got the CD out! Since a …

Quick image enhancement with Digital Photo Professional

With record temperatures in the UK for April, there’s been plenty of opportunity to shoot sunset lit photos, and just recently I shot a short session for a new model. The sun was right at the horizon and casting lovely long shadows and also giving very warm skintones, and I knew that shooting RAW would …