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Capture One 21 Released – A Guide to the New Features

We’ve hit that magical time of year for photographers again, when Capture One release their latest update to our favourite raw editing and post-processing software – this time with Capture One Pro 21. Included in this release are a slew of updates, both front-of-house and behind-the-scenes – resulting in an even more versatile and robust way to bring our images back to exactly how we remember that moment in time. To help with the transition, […]

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Win a Capture One 21 Upgrade – The Future of Editing

It’s that time of year again, when the word “upgrade” is used almost as often as “new version” in conversations about Capture One. However, as we all know – this year “is a little bit different” – so we’re giving you the chance to win an update to the next release by showing us your best edit! Competition now closed! Click here to see the final 9 and winning images. Along with David Grover at […]

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Moments That Last A Lifetime – The Story Of Our Prints

There comes a time, when “it’s time”. Time to tell our story… Lockdown, and the current “unprecedented situation” forced a few things upon us – not least of which, switching from being in another country for 291 nights last year to being at home for the most I’ve ever been since the age of 13. But that forced downtime came with a silver lining, even if I couldn’t see it at the start. For years, […]

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Comet Neowise – NeoWhere? Finding the Coolest Thing in the Night Sky

As the brightest comet in nearly a quarter of a century, you’d think that catching a glimpse of the huge cosmic ice-ball otherwise known as C/2020 F3 “NEOWISE” would be easy. After all, many had reported seeing it in the pre-dawn sky, and it’s a pretty decent size at 3 miles wide. As it travels through space at a rate of 144,000 miles per hour, nearly 70 million miles away from earth, NEOWISE has become […]

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Life in Lockdown – With the 16-Core Mac Pro & Apple Pro Display XDR

Do I rip open the seal on my new yoga mat & sit on it for a while, or do I unbox the pallet of new gear from Apple which contains my shiny Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR? The yoga mat has remained in its packaging to this day – I’ve been busy…
The Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, on the other hand – were out, unboxed, and ready to be put to work in 47 seconds flat. […]

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Join Our Live Editing Sessions – Win a Copy of Capture One 20! #EditWithUs

This year, and in part as an effort to keep people productive during their respective “StayHome” periods of the Wuhan COVID-19 outbreak around the world, we’ve launched our exclusive programme of Live Editing Sessions with Paul. Editing your images, live , during each session in Capture One Pro, you’ll see how this powerful post-processing tool can be used to get the very best from your photography – and Paul will be on-hand to answer questions […]

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Dual Exposure+ – Testing the New Phase One Lab in Miami’s South Beach

My phone buzzed – “are you going anywhere with bright lights and deep shadows soon?” was the question. It was the guys at Phase One, with a new “toy” for me to play with – an incredible enhancement to the IQ4 medium format digital back which would allow for shadows to be recovered, virtually noise-free, with a 3-stop difference to the highlights in what appears to be one single shot. In other words, the “natural […]

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Patagonia – Part Two: Mt Fitz Roy, El Chaltén, Argentina

Nearly a year on, and we return to “Part Two” of my Patagonia trip – following on from the time already spent in Chile’s Torres Del Paine National Park. It turns out, there’s a LOT of paperwork involved in taking a car from Chile to Argentina – something that Mark had (luckily) flagged before we picked it up in Punta Arenas. Without all these documents (and fees) being arranged when you collect your car in […]

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Milford Sound – The Superstar of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park

Standing tall and majestic in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, the peaks that surround Milford Sound can capture light in truly magnificent ways, all through the year. Whether it’s the deep, misty haze that each morning can bring, or the final rays of sunlight on a spring afternoon, there’s something special about this iconic view that just keeps pulling me back to visit time and time again. They say the journey is often just as […]

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Launching Capture One 20 – New Feature Review of Phase One’s Latest Image Editing Tools

It’s that time of year again! While others are looking to Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday deals and the start of panic-buying for Christmas – many of us in the photography world are instead looking out for the very latest release of Capture One Pro to land, the amazing raw processing and image editing software from Phase One. And today, after many months of beta testing, it’s finally here! Say Hello to Capture One 20 […]

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Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney – South East Australia’s Cities & Beyond

It’s a horrible trap we fall in to, when flying “down under” from London: Sydney becomes our target, to the exclusion of many other locations. It’s the primary advertised route from the UK, and after travelling 20-24 hours to get there, our appetite for further travel can sometimes fade a little, meaning we focus purely on this one “cool city” on Australia’s south-eastern coastline. And, in part, rightly so – it’s an amazing place to […]

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Review – Launching the Brand New Phase One XT Medium Format Field Camera

Just when you thought the image quality of Phase One’s stunning IQ4 150MP full frame medium format system couldn’t get any better, today, the team have once again pushed the industry even further forward – launching the world’s first compact, digitally integrated, Field Camera – the Phase One XT. Designed primarily for ultra-detailed landscapes and cityscapes, where compromise is not an option, the new camera delivers that promise in a much more travel-friendly form factor […]

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No, 100+ megapixels will not make you a better photographer – but this might…

It’s one simple concept: Learn the fundamental principles of photography, and learn them well. Those skills cannot be traded for megapixels, and will help you get the most out of any hardware in which you do decide to eventually invest. The problem with more pixels… You know what’s worse than 24 million poorly exposed, out of focus, diffracted, useless pixels that need “fixing” on a computer screen? That’s right – over 100 million poorly exposed, […]

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Get the Free Interactive Guide to Long Exposure Photography with Phase One

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally been released: The Phase One Guide to Long Exposure Photography You can now get your virtual hands on our free interactive guide to getting the best out of your camera when it comes to long exposure photography, compiled and presented by Phase One and, well, me! Whether it’s the look of silky water and cloud movement you’re trying to achieve, capturing light trails at night, brightening […]

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Mono Lake – Shooting ‘The Other World’ for Nearly 20 Years

While managing to remain relatively hidden and “off the beaten track”, Mono Lake (and its Tufa State Natural Reserve) has managed to capture the imagination of photographers from all round the world for many years – those keen to explore beyond the obvious nearby locations such as Yosemite National Park and Death Valley. My first encounter of this other-worldly destination (above) was very much a “drive-by” on a road trip nearly two decades ago (from […]

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A Winter’s Tale – Yosemite in the Snow

The elation at making it through the storms and into Yosemite National Park in the deep winter snow soon fades as you start focusing on the next challenge in a few day’s time: Getting back out again. Awesome though it was to be surrounded by deep walls of ploughed snow on the one remaining open road in and out of the park, you know you’re only one storm away from being trapped in the valley […]

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Death Valley – Photographs from the Hottest Place on Earth

Why would anyone go to the hottest recorded place on the planet to photograph locations 282ft below sea level? The answer is simple : Because Death Valley’s landscapes are absolutely mind-blowing. Step out of your air conditioned car and you’re instantly hit with the wall of arid heat that awaits all visitors to this seemingly barren land. With red STOP signs in every direction, warning of the dangers of walking after 10am (and the importance […]

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Patagonia – Part One: Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

That feeling you get, when you’ve finally made it to a viewpoint that looks out one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world – is simply indescribable. Landing in to Santiago, Chile (following a cheeky upgrade on the long flight from London), there was no doubt this was only the start of a very long journey for Mark and I as we looked at the route for the rest of the day. Having made […]