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PixelsAndTwine store launch

Online Store – PixelsAndTwine.com

I’m pleased to announce my online store, Pixels&Twine, is open now! Head over for 15% off storewide until August 15, 2015! Pixels&Twine will offer digital imaging training resources including eBooks…

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[VIDEO] Calibrated vs Uncalibrated

In this video, I discuss issues relating to calibration and editing. I’ve also processed an image on an uncalibrated system, followed by same on a calibrated system. You’ll see the…

Monitor calibration for photographers. Why is it important?

Do I Need to Calibrate?

There’s much misinformation in online forums when it comes to whether and why we need to calibrate our displays. I’ve been in the “It’s imperative!” camp since the late ’90s,…

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ONLINE TRAINING COMING SOON

I’m currently working on a range of online courses which will provide an opportunity for those outside of Queensland to attend my existing range of workshops in an online capacity.  Many of…

Lightroom Collections Tutorial

MINI TUTE: Lightroom Collections

Collections are just one of the methods for organising your images within Lightroom. In this 5 minute video, I’ll look at both Regular and Smart Collections, as well as managing…

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New Folio Work

As so many of the commercial jobs I work on are embargoed for weeks to months until the campaign is released, I often don’t get around to adding them to…

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Mini-Tute: Pixels & Printing

I’ve created a free short tutorial covering some common discussion points which arise in my classes — image size, resolution and preparing your images for print. It’s all about the…

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Time Saving PhotoShop Shortcuts

Shortcuts and actions are a vital key to increasing your post-production efficiency! I’ve compiled a list of my most commonly used PhotoShop shortcuts.  These are all standard PS shortcuts which ship with…

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To Do list – 2015!

As 2014 draws to a close, there’s already so much to look forward to in 2015! Workshops & One-to-Ones I’ll be continuing my small group workshop program and One-to-Ones in…

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Lightning and Surges and Data Loss! Oh My!

Be sure to protect your data from power surges this storm season! After last week’s devastating storms in Brisbane, I’ve already heard from two photographers who lost data as a result…

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How Big Can I Print This File?

The definitive answer to how well an image will print as an enlargement, is to see a portion as a test print at the proposed size. There’s no straight answer…

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TIP: Download & Backup Procedures

None of us ever wants to say or hear “I’ve lost a shoot!!!”. In so many cases I hear about, the loss was preventable.  I’m not talking about corrupt cards….

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Why Dropbox?

There’s been a lot of talk of cloud storage in the past few weeks with significant price reductions from Dropbox in particular. What is Dropbox? Dropbox is a file hosting…

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Step Away From The Computer!

As the rain pours down outside, I’m reminded of the majority of my 6 years living in Ireland, and the promises to myself to enjoy the outdoorsy Queensland lifestyle when I…

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NEWCASTLE! Join me on A Pixel Polishing Adventure!!

I’m presenting a seminar and workshop series for the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) in Newcastle on August 11th and 12th, 2014. During Monday’s seminar we’ll focus on practical workflow from download…

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The Importance of Personal Projects

Last year I travelled to London to check out some street art, visit my favourite eating places, and with the hope of adding to a project I’d started there a…

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile is here!

Adobe Lightoom Mobile is available for your iPad now. Perhaps it’s most appealing feature is its desktop syncing.  Create a collection of images within your Lightroom 5 catalogue, and sync from your desktop…

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PRINT. EVALUATE. EDUCATE.

Fuji & Kodak may have championed the “Print Your Photos” campaigns for consumers, but it’s time for the pros to give themselves a kick!! With the increasing adoption of digital…

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Managing “reject” raw files

What should we do with the “reject” raw files from our shoots? It’s a question I hear often. Whilst I’m pleased the majority of photographers keep their “rejects”, many are…

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The Download..

You know that feeling when someone scrapes their nails down a blackboard? I get that same feeling when people download using the camera to computer cabled method, rather than via an…

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Behind The Scenes for IMAGE magazine

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked what goes on at a fashion shoot! This video gives you a peek behind the scenes from an editorial…

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PRODUCTIVITY: TeuxDeux

It feels only appropriate that I kick off the blog with a tool I couldn’t have lived without whilst building this site… or, in fact, every day. Of the squillions…

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