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Shutter Failure

They say nothing lasts forever and so it is for my much loved Canon 40D. It’s with much sadness that I have to report that my trusty war horse has taken it’s last shot. Over the past 4 years my Canon 40D has been in my camera b...

Building a Photoshop Power PC – Part 3

This is the third and final part of my PC build (subject to some horrible disaster befalling my PC) so if you missed part 1 in which I listed the parts I used or part 2 which I described my experience of the build, then it migh...


Droste Effect – Video

In my last post I showed you how to install Pixel Bender from Adobe Labs. In this post I’ll show you how to add a brand new filter effect to Pixel Bender and then how to use it to create this amazing image. Believe it or not th...

Pixel Bender

When Photoshop CS5 was launched it came with a whole raft of improvements and new features, but one area that was identical to Photoshop CS4 was its filters. But Adobe hasn’t dropped the ball when it comes to filters, in fact t...


Lexar USB 3 Card Reader ~ Review

Hopefully every photographer reading this already knows that the best and fastest way to get your images from a memory card to your computer is via a card reader. For the past few years I’ve been using either the internal card ...

Olympic Area Photography – Industrial Zone

Last month Sam organised another mystery photo challenge for me. All I was told was it’s in London, it would be outside and take a couple of hours to complete. So I packed my trusty Canon 5D mark 2 with my usual Canon 24-105L l...


All New RAW to the Core T-Shirts

The original RAW to the Core T-shirts have been around for less then a year, but they’ve proved incredibly popular. In fact we expanded the first order by adding two extra colours and sizes, many of which have now totally sold ...

Building a Photoshop Power PC – Part 2

A few weeks ago I wrote Building a Photoshop Power PC – Part 1 in which I went through the rather enjoyable process of choosing components for my power PC. I used a couple of different companies to supply the parts for my PC wh...


Super quick painterly effect in Photoshop

If like me you couldn’t paint a picture to save your life then you’ll love this easy to follow, three filter Photoshop effect. Best of all everything is used is a standard feature of both Photoshop and Photoshop Ele...

How to photograph Fireworks

Tomorrow night is the 5th of November and here in the UK, that means it’s bonfire night. For those that don’t know Bonfire Night it’s also known as Guy Fawkes night which celebrates the failed attempt by a group of plotters to ...