For years the term photoshopping has been used for any filtering or tweaking of images. But now Adobe have added more AI than you can shake a stick with their latest Photoshop Beta.
This allows you tweak areas of your photos, out paint them and even create new images from scratch. And this really sets the AI cat amongst the Photog pigeons. But I don’t think we should worry.
Continue reading Adobe Photoshop Beta – More Photoshopping but AI style
Finally got me a pro body, except it hasn’t Nippon Kogaku on the base. I have been lured to the Darkside by this Canon model that was the flagship model from ’94 until 2000. And compared to the Nikon equivalent the F5, the EOS-1N a bit of second hand bargain. But is it a worthy choice ?
Continue reading Serious Photog on Budget – Canon EOS-1N Review
Last year I wrote about the rise of AI generated images. But within 6 months the rise has been rapid. AI images are not just causing ripples in the digital art world. They are now starting to encroach on photographic images. They’ve even won photography competitions. But the tech behind it is now being sued.
Continue reading Wake up and Smell the Virtual Coffee – The rapid rise of AI Photorealistic images
What makes a bad camera ?
Is it image quality ? Or build ut what is one man’s nightmare lump of plastic turns into someone’s lo-fi dream. Likewise scameras like the color optical lens camera have their fans. but…
In 2020 at the start of Lockdown, in a bored moment I ordered what I thought then was the worst camera in the world from Wish. It was scammy & cr&p from build to image quality. But turns out I was mistaken.
This is much worse.
Continue reading Is this Noname 16MP Vlogging HD Camera the worst Camera in the world ?
A decade ago Lomography was the king of Lo-Fi. But the market in the 2020’s has seen a resurgence of plastic fantastic. And it’s against the new pretenders that the LomoApparat is aiming.
So how about a deluxe feature loaded plastic fantastic to strike back ?But is Lo-Flying brilliance or a over priced pretender ?
Continue reading The Roland Garros Edition Lo-Fi – The Lomography LomoApparat Review
When Reto launched the Kodak Ektar H35 last year, they must have thought they’d carved out a niche. There was quite buzz for the new half-frame. But with Alfie Tych launched on Kickstarter it looked like there was some momentum behind the recurrence of a historic format. And now Agfaphoto has entered the frame with a tweaked version of their Dubblefilm Show Clone shooting half frame.
Continue reading Second Half – The Agfaphoto Half Frame Film Camera Review
2022 felt like Reto’s year. The plucky HK based disrupters had garnered huge praise for their relaunch of the VUWS. But then the pulled a blindside we never expected. Half frame and in Kodak clothes. The Kodak Ektar H35.
And in the summer of ’22 the web lost it’s sh*t for this camera with vlogs and blogs a plenty. But does it really live up to hype ?
Continue reading Half Full or Half Empty ? – Kodak Ektar H35 Review
In 2020 I got a chance to test one of the best accessory light meters on the market the Hedeco Lime One. But Johannes Heberlein, the brains behind the brand has not rested on his laurels. A new improved version is just out and I’ve had a chance to test a pre-release copy.
Continue reading A Metered (R)Evolution – Hedeco Lime II Lightmeter Review
I’m a bit of a fan of kickstarter and from a photo point of view have generally been happy with what I’ve received with the exception of the Robert Hamm’s disappearing Box Cameras.
But a new kickstarter digital camera caught my eye. A 4K vlogging camera to challenge the likes of the Sony ZV-1 or Lumix G100 for early bird less than a $100USD.
But just how good is this ? There is now a product preview video that answers a lot of this and led me to cancel
Continue reading Amkov Camera Kickstarter – Why I cancelled
As we stagger into an uncertain 2023, last year turned out to be an interesting one for the photographer. With more juicy surprises than Prince Harry’s memoir there was a lot going on. Here’s my take
We’ve got new film cameras galore, film surprises and shortages and even the Boss turns up. Come on in.
Continue reading 2022 The Year In Film & Vintage Digital