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  • My Feature Requests For Lightroom

    Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Mobile are all powerful image browsers and editors, but they aren’t perfect. Let’s see what I would like them to add.
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    Lightroom Local File Update. No More Catalogues!

    Adobe have just made local file browsing possible from within Lightroom. This update opens up a new way of working with Lightroom and will address two long standing complaints about traditional Lightroom workflows.
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    DxO PureRAW 3 workflow with Lightroom Classic

    Processing a raw image in DxO PureRAW from Lightroom Classic is a little different than you may be used to. Let us show you how to do it.
  • Hero image of a camera's mode dial overlaid with the ISO menu from a Nikon camera.

    Manual Exposure with Auto ISO

    Learn a fantastic exposure technique for action photography. What is floating ISO? How do you use it? When do you use it?
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    Adobe AI Denoise Vs DxO DeepPRIME XD

    See how Adobe’s new AI powered Denoise algorithm stacks up against the class leading DxO DeepPRIME XD technology found in PhotoLab and PureRAW
  • An AI generated image of a lady riding an elephant into the sunset

    Will AI Destroy Photography? The Impact of AI on the Future of Photos?

    Artificial Intelligence is here to stay, and the art of photography is certainly going to be affected. Let’s discuss what it means for the future of photography.
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    DxO DeepPRIME vs DeepPRIME XD

    DxO have recently added a DeepPRIME XD (eXtra Detail) algorithm to their raw processing software. Lets see how it compares to the regular DeepPRIME
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    How To Backup Your Photos Locally With GoodSync

    Learn how to use GoodSync as part of your photography backup strategy. Use it to replicate your photos between two local drives.
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    How To Backup Your Photos

    Having a solid file backup strategy is essential for any photographer. See how you can easily impliment your own 3-2-1 backup plan.
  • Screenshot of the PureRAW 3 website

    DxO PureRAW 3: What’s New

    Take a look a what’s new in DxO PureRAW 3 and see if it is worth the upgrade.
  • An AI Generated Image of a Woman sitting at a desk

    The Software I Use

    A list of the photography software I use in 2024 and an explanation of what I use each application for.
  • How to use Topaz Photo AI with Lightroom RAW Files

    Let us show you the correct way to open a RAW file in Topaz Photo AI (yes, there is a wrong way!)
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    My 2023 Photography Workflow

    Take a dive into how I process my images in 2023. See how I do things so you can create a workflow that works for you.
  • DxO PhotoLab 6 First Looks

    Today my favourite RAW converter, DxO PhotoLab, got an update to version 6 Let’s see what’s new I will be doing a deep-dive into the new features soon – so make sure you keep your eye out for that 🙂 Before we start – if you want to download a copy of PhotoLab 6 to […]
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    DxO PureRaw 2: A Better Version of PureRAW

    DxO just released a new version of PureRAW. Using plenty of imagination, they called it PureRAW2. I purchased it pretty quickly. Read on to find out why What is DxO PureRAW 2? If I told you that PureRAW is a RAW processor – you’d probably imagine it looks a little like Lightroom with sliders, dials […]
  • DxO PureRAW: Class Leading Noise Reduction and Optical Corrections for Your RAW Photos

    DxO have always done two things really well when it comes to RAW conversion: Noise Reduction and Optical Corrections. With the release of their latest software, DxO PureRaw, you can take advantage of these two aspects of RAW conversion, while keeping the rest of your workflow in the editor of your choice. Download The Free […]
  • Easy Black and White Photography with DxO Silver Efex Pro

    Learn the basics of how to get fantastic Black and White photos with Silver Efex Pro.
  • Nikon Z7II for Wildlife Photography

    The Nikon Z7 II isn’t really touted as a camera suitable for Wildlife Photography – but lets see what it can do.
  • On1 NoNoise AI vs Topaz Denoise AI & DxO DeepPRIME

    On1 have recently released their AI noise reduction algorithm called On1 NoNoise. Let’s see how it stacks up agains Topaz DeNoise AI and DxO DeepPRIME
  • Photoshop’s Super Resolution Explained and Compared

    Adobe recently released an update to their ‘Adobe Camera Raw’ PhotoShop module that had a new feature that caught my interest. They call it ‘Super Resolution’. And it works well. Very well! What Is Super Resolution? Put simply, Super Resolution is a new way to make your photos larger (a process often called up-sizing, up-rezing […]
  • Smoother Backgrounds With Topaz DeNoise AI

    In my recent comparison between DxO’s new DeepPRIME vs Topaz DeNoise AI, it was clear that DeNoise AI doesn’t do as well with smooth backgrounds. You can read the DeepPrime vs DeNoise AI comparison here The Problem As you can see in the two images below, the background of the DeNoise AI image has a […]
  • Long Exposure Photography: The Basics

    Long exposure photography is a great way to create visually stunning images that can almost transcend reality. Learn how to do it with Square Pixel Photography. What Is Long Exposure Photography? What’s in a name? In this case… the answer to the above question 🙂 When taking a photo the shutter speed is ‘normally’ measured […]
  • Should You Buy a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera in 2021?

    Mirrorless cameras have been around for a few years now and the market is starting to get more mature. Most of the major players have several models to choose from, ranging from entry level to professional models. If you’re entering into the world of photography or even upgrading to a new camera – you’re probably […]
  • DxO PhotoLab 4’s Second Best New Feature

    When DxO released the latest version of their PhotoLab software, there was much fanfare surrounding the DeepPRIME noise reduction software. It is now my go-to RAW converter when dealing with noisy images. (DeepPRIME is PhotoLab 4’s #1 new feature) However, I still use, and greatly prefer Adobe Lightroom to manage my photo collection and I […]
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    Should You Buy An M1 Mac for Photography?

    Apple have just realised their new Apple Silicone M1 chips. Let’s discuss how suitable they are for photography.
  • Mac vs PC for Photography

    Before we get into this article, just a warning: If you hold strong opinions on the Mac vs PC debate this article may cause you to feel rage. This article is designed for those who genuinely don’t know weather they should choose a Mac or PC based system – not for those who have already […]
  • DxO PhotoLab 4 DeepPRIME Noise Reduction vs Topaz AI

    For the past 12 months or so Topaz DeNoise AI has, in my opinion, reigned supreme when it comes to noise reduction. Nothing has been able to touch it in terms of both noise reduction and detail retention. Today (21st October, 2020), DxO has released PhotoLab 4 with a new ‘DeepPrime Noise Reduction’ that promises […]
  • DxO PhotoLab 4 Integration with Lightroom

    PhotoLab 4 is a RAW converter with class-leading optical correction and noise reduction algorithms. If you want to take advantage of this, but use Lightroom as your primary image catalogue you can do so pretty easily. We’ll show you how. DxO PhotoLab 4 is a high quality RAW converter. It combines class-leading noise reduction algorithms […]
  • Sharpening Noisy Images. How To Combine Noise Reduction with Sharpening

    Sharpening a noisy image needs to be done very carefully to avoid making the noise worse. Learn how in this article.
  • Shutter Speed in Photography. A Comprehensive Beginners Guide

    Shutter Speed is an essential concept to learn for any photographer. Luckily it is also the easiest topic to grasp. This article will guide you through the basics. This article may contain affiliate links and Square Pixel Photography may earn a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on these links. This comes […]