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  • 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

    Yesterday I took delivery of a brand new Nikon Z7II. I bought it with the intention of using it as my primary landscape camera, replacing my ageing D750. It is my first mirrorless camera and I will be pairing it with my trusty Nikon D500 which will (probably) remain my primary camera for fast action […]
  • 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 […]
  • Should You Buy An M1 Mac for Photography?

    Apple have just released three new computers with an M1 chip. Are they any good for photo editing machines? <callout>Since writing this article, Apple have released newer, more powerful machines that are absolutely powerful enough for photography tasks. Apple have very recently released three new computers based on their brand new ARM M1 chip. The […]
  • 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 […]