The Best Photo Editing Software

What is the best photo editing software? For quite some time I have been looking for the best photo editing software. When I say that, I mean a stand alone photo editing package that will do everything I want, with a minimum of fuss, and of course at minimum, or at least reasonable, cost. I think – at last – I may have found what I’ve been looking for. But before I tell you my […]

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olympus trip 35 and fujicolor c200 35mm film

The Accidental Olympus Trip

Olympus Trip 35 Exposed I cannot believe that it is 8 months since I accidentally bought my “newest” old Olympus Trip 35 in Christchurch, and I have only just completed running a roll of 36 exposure film through it. If it was a digital camera I would have shot off 36 exposures in about the same number of minutes – seconds even! The film I used was Fujicolor C200, a relatively inexpensive (off TradeMe) color […]

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Trees reflected in the Otepuni Stream world photo day 2017

World Photo Day 2017

World Photo Day I joined a group of keen photographers – mostly members of the Southland Photographic Society – who headed out for a series of photowalks around Invercargill on Saturday to celebrate World Photo Day 2017. For some time now I have been working towards launching a redesign of this website to coincide with World Photo Day, and I managed it with a day or two to spare, so it is rather fitting to […]

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A lone tree alongside the Waihopai Walkway, Invercargill

Out And About With The Olympus Trip 35

Lomography Film and The Olympus Trip 35 If you have been following my Daily Photo postings, you will have read a few days ago that I have just finished the last of six rolls of Lomography 800ASA colour negative film I purchased when I brought my old Canon EOS1000F back to life. You will also have read that this time around I had my local lab scan the developed images to JPEG, rather than to […]

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Photo Editing Software For Beginners

Photo Editing Software For Beginners I don’t often go out on a limb and express my opinion about photography, but I found myself drawn into an interesting conversation on Facebook a few days ago. A member of a Facebook photography group I sometimes hang out in, asked the group members for some recommendations for a “good editing programme for beginners“. The replies started to come thick and fast, with most contributors recommending Lightroom and Photoshop […]

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Steampunkers at Crankup Edendale 2017

Canon EOS 1000F Sticky Shutter

  My foray (back) into film photography started back in October 2016 when a Canon EOS 1000F that had been sitting in a cupboard at home since about 1997 was brought out, dusted off and fitted with a new battery. On the surface the camera appeared to operating correctly, so a Lomography 35mm film was popped in and away I went shooting analogue for the first time in as long as I can remember. As […]

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