Articles and Reviews

From time to time I will release photography reviews and articles.

Product Reviews

Canon EOS M Adaptor Review

Canon EF-M 28mm Macro IS STM Lens Review

Software Reviews

NEW! Luminar 2018 See how this new update enhances skies and images with just a couple of settings. Very, very impressive!

Photo Ninja - probably the best 'pure' RAW Image Converter I have tested.

Photolemur - this software is insane!! An intelligent batch processor that can save literally hours of time yet delivers the results.

Raw Converter Shootout - six popular RAW image converters are put through their paces in this extended test.

Affinity Photo Editor Is this photo editor really an alternative to Adobe Photoshop? Find out here.

Affinity Photo Editor See how this editor handles focus stacking.

Articles

The value of Lens Tests Read this before rushing out to buy the latest and greatest lens 'upgrade'...

Recommended Photo Software

Image Resizing

The best image resize program is Topaz A.I.Gigapixel

Image sharpening & noise reduction

Topaz A.I.Sharpen can not only sharpen images but correct slightly out of focus and blurred images.

Topaz A.I.Clear both sharpens and removes noise. It is the best noise reduction program around.

Photoshop and Lightroom Alternatives

Exposure X4 is the best alternative to Lightroom as far as image browsing and management goes. It is also a decent RAW converter and image editor.

Affinity Photo is the complete Photoshop replacement.

RAW Development

Skylum Luminar is a full featured RAW converter with a basic image browser. Its shadow recovery is the best in the business.

Photolemur is an automatic RAW converter, based on Luminar. Its results are very decent with facial detection and enhancement.

Photo Ninja is a purists RAW converter. It is not as fully featured as the others but it produces some of the best results, especially if you are prepared to build camera profiles.