Category Archives: Videos from the Field

ICELAND DISPATCH #13 – DETTIFOSS

The power of Mother Nature is never so clear as when one stands on the edge of Dettifoss – Iceland’s most impressive waterfall. A massive 193 cubic meters of water thunders over its edge every second, creating a plume of spray that can be seen one kilometre away. Standing on the edge of the basalt […]

FOOTPRINTS ON MARS – PROCESSING IN LIGHTROOM 2.7 VIDEO

In response to a few emails I have had asking me how I went about  processing this photograph – ‘Footprints on Mars‘ I have put together a short video on the steps I took in Lightroom 2.7. I have subsequently upgraded to Lightroom 3.0; but the processing remains the same (the sharpening for this photograph […]

ICELAND VOLCANO – EYJAFJALLAJOKULL ERUPTION VIDEO

Another fabulous video on the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption – posted to You Tube by Chris Weber. This video really gives you a great impression of the volcanos incredible power. It is hard to imagine just what a potential eruption at the nearby much larger Katla volcano would be like! The Modern Survival Blog has some […]

THE MAKING A CANON SUPER TELEPHOTO ‘L’ SERIES LENS

The first time a new photographer encounters the price tag on some of Canon’s super telephoto lenses they quite often suffer from sticker shock at the price of entry. Just why does it cost more than $6000 Australian dollars for a 300mm F2.8L lens, more than $8000 for a 500mm F4 and more than a […]

CAMERA RAW 6 & LIGHTROOM 3 LENS CORRECTION FEATURES

Adobe Lightroom’s Product Manager Tom Hogarty has very kindly posted a You Tube video of some of the new Lens Correction features in Adobe’s Camera RAW 6 and the yet to be released full version of Lightroom 3. These new capabilities are very exciting and I am eagerly looking forward to Lightroom 3.0’s official release. […]

IPAD READS RAW FILES

It appears the iPad may have more use as an ‘in the field’ photography tool than I first thought. With the use of a USB SD card reader adapter  the iPad can read all the normal RAW files that Mac OSX, iPhoto and Aperture can handle. This makes it potentially an extremely useful tool for reviewing […]

THE PINNACLES – CAPE WOOLAMAI

A short video from the Pinnacles twenty minutes after a very banal sunrise on Saturday morning. Apologies for the poor quality video and audio – this was shot on my pocket Canon S90 point and shoot; which was resting on a convenient boulder. The sound of the ocean overwhelms pretty much everything else, including my […]

REVIEW UPDATE – CAPTURE NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

I have added a brief review on my recent trip to New Zealand with Phillip Bartlett from Capture New Zealand Photography tours. There is also video footage on You Tube of the trip.