Oct 29
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Lightroom is a revelation! Perhaps best described as Photoshop for photographers, it takes the functionality of Adobe Camera RAW to the nth, in a quick to learn and simple to use application, that will have photographers achieving almost everything they can with Photoshop (and in some respects, much more), in a fraction of the time! Continue reading »

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Aug 01
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Canon’s Powershot G9 was an instant hit with professional photographers searching for a take anywhere/backup camera. In fact, it seems like there’s barely a photojournalist I know who doesn’t own one. Its successor, the, perhaps unsurprisingly named G10, has much to live up to. Does it succeed, or is it an upgrade too far? Continue reading »

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Feb 28

The Freelance Photographer’s Market Handbook 2009

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Between the collapse of capitalism, relatively minimal new magazine launch activity and the fact that everyone and their dog’s fleas seems to own a DSLR nowadays, you may be wondering exactly how to make a living from your photos? Enter The Freelance Photographer’s Market Handbook 2009, which, in its 247 pages, provides you with just about every conceivable means imaginable. Continue reading »

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Dec 31

Nikon Solutions Expo 2008

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Nikon Solutions Expo reviewed by MC rebbe

When I first heard about the Nikon Solutions Show, I, quite naturally, assumed it would be little more than evangelism for the converted. Then I saw the lineup which, boasting names like Joe Cornish and Andy Rouse, turned out to be even better spec’d than Nikon’s latest DSLRs!

Two of the highlights of the show were, unquestionably, Cornish’s and Rouse’s talks. Joe Cornish co-presented with fellow top UK landscape photographer, Paul Gallagher, both of whom continue to work traditionally using 5×4 field cameras (the former using colour transparency, the latter using black and white). This being the case, some may wonder what they were doing at a show sponsored by a company that has never made 5×4 cameras and that recently announced they are to stop manufacturing film cameras altogether (ya boo). But I give major props to Nikon, for hosting talks such as this, which were about photography in its purest form, not an excuse to sell kit. Continue reading »

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Nov 30

Home Networking For Dummies 4th Edition

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MC Rebbe reviews Home Networking For Dummies 4th Edition in The Technofile

Make no Mistake, Networking For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know about networking in clear simple terms, but if all you need to do is to connect together a couple of home (or even office) PCs, so that you can share files and maybe an internet connection or a printer, then it might be overkill, as you really don’t need to know how to create an intranet or have TCP/IP demystified. Continue reading »

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Feb 09

Contour Design Shuttle Pro V2.0

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Contour Design Shuttle Pro V2.0 reviewed in the Technofile

Desktop audio and video editing is a great thing…using a mouse to navigate a timeline is not…enter Contour Design’s Shuttle Pro, a mini control surface that’s pre-configured to work out of the box with many of today’s top A/V applications. Continue reading »

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Dec 08
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Teach Yourself Visually Adobe Photoshop CS3 reviewed in The Technofile by MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi

Photoshop may be the most powerful image manipulation application in the nation, but with its great power comes great learning curves…which certainly aren’t my favourite kind of curves…if you know what I mean…so something that enables you to get to grips with the uber app in days instead of weeks, is worth its weight in bagels and lox…and Teach Yourself Visually Adobe Photoshop CS3 is exactly that something! Continue reading »

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Sep 26
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LinPlug Albino 3 by Rob Papen reviewed by MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi in The Technofile

It seems like there’s a million soft synths on the market. Most are pretty good, a few are excellent. Albino? It’s one in a million! Continue reading »

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