Why and How I Calibrate My Monitor

What is monitor calibration?  Why should you bother?  How do you do it?  In this coffee break length video I will try to answer all those questions.  I'll tell you what monitor calibration is, why it is important and also how I calibrate monitor using a SpyderX calibration device. 

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Landscape Photography and Fitness - Running Up Cat Bells with David Dixon

Can physical or mental fitness have any impact on your landscape photography? To help me answer this question I'm joined in my latest video by fellow photographer and vlogger David Dixon.  To put us in the right frame of mind we decide to run up Cat Bells in the Lake District for a spot of sunrise landscape photography.  At the summit, we also have a conversation about how physical fitness and mental well-being can benefit our photography and our lives.

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The Importance and Joy of Printing at Home

One of the highlights of my time at The Photography Show this year was doing a talk on printing at the Fotospeed stand.  In this blog post, I'm very happy to be sharing with you the unabridged video recording of that talk.

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Unexpected Creativity from a Dreary Dartmoor

Sometimes landscape photography can be hard and this was certainly true of my most recent visit to Dartmoor in Devon.  However, even when you are feeling creatively challenged, inspiration can appear to come from nowhere.   Read on to learn how I got inspired on that dull, grey evening on Dartmoor!

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How I Backup my Landscape Photographs

Every landscape photography I take is unique to me and so I want to minimise the risk of data loss at every step.  In the blog this week I show you how I protect my data from the moment I press the shutter button up until the point I'm ready to format my memory cards again.

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Creating Coastal, Long Exposure, Panoramic Images with the Nikon D850

Have you ever taken a coastal, long exposure, panoramic image before?  Well, that's just what I did in my latest video.  Sometimes you need to see a scene a little differently to get inspired in a big way.

 

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Focus Shift / Stacking with the Nikon D850: Capture and Processing

In the blog this week, I finally put the Nikon D850 Focus Shift feature to work by heading out to  Dartmoor National park to capture a focus stacked landscape photograph of the waterfalls at Venford.

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A Landscape Photographers Basic Guide to Calibration and Profiling

How do I calibrate my monitor?  How do I profile my printer?  How do I improve the quality of the photographs I print?  You don't need to be a colour expert to improve the way your images look on screen and in print.  In the blog this week I show you how.

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Same Spot, Different Photo

In this blog post I discuss why I was back photographing Trevose Head again and how despite putting my tripod legs in almost exactly the same spot as before I ended up with a unique image.

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Plan B Photography

In my blog this week I talk about the importance of having a plan B.  On recent visits to Hartland Quay and Trevose Head I ended up shooting something different from what I had originally planned.  I might have come away with nothing if I hadn't had a plan B!

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