Color Passport Update

In past blogs I have discussed how useful I find the Color Passport from Xrite. Initially I used this to set my white balance in the GX1 so that the AWB setting I tend to use almost 100% of the time is more accurate. Previously this was setting the colour temperature to 4,700K and the … Continue reading Color Passport Update

Opportunity or Rip Off

I have now been a Panasonic LX5 user for around 18 months and have been incredibly impressed by this little camera. I love its small size, its RAW files, its fast super sharp lens and its great little sensor. And whilst it’s only a 10Mpixel sensor I can easily create A3+ prints that look stunning. … Continue reading Opportunity or Rip Off

New Tools for Lightroom

As I have said before in my blogs, I am a huge fan of Lightroom because of the speed and ease with which it allows you to edit your images, converting them from RAW files. I find that in the majority of cases I can get at least 80% of the way to my final … Continue reading New Tools for Lightroom

Color Checker Passport

A little while back I mentioned that I was unhappy with some of the colours being produced by my GX1 and also LX5. The greens seemed a little too green and the image overall had a slightly blue cast to it. This inspired me to purchase a Color Checker Passport from X-rite as it could … Continue reading Color Checker Passport

New Lightweight Tool

Lightweight Photography is not just about using lightweight cameras, sometimes it’s about using streamlined processes to make life easier or about tools that can fulfil more than one function and so lighten your load. I have just made one such purchase and I want to share my experience with you. The tool in question is … Continue reading New Lightweight Tool

Two Heads are Better than One

I had an interesting weekend in terms of photography. I didn’t take a single image but I did improve my work and made some substantial breakthroughs. What gave raise to this? Well one of my friends came over and we spent time reviewing our work and suggesting improvements.  This was great in terms of development … Continue reading Two Heads are Better than One

Holding Steady

I have a number of lenses that I use with my Panasonic GX1:Olympus 9-18mmPanasonic 14-45mmPanasonic 45-200mmPanasonic 20mmOlympus 45mm (a recent addition and a stunning lens)When you look at scientific test results to understand which is the sharpest lens, the 20mm stands out as being in a class of its own. I should say that the … Continue reading Holding Steady