Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Dealing with Unreadable RAW files

Ever get stuck with new RAW files that for some reason will not update through the usual Adobe Camera RAW updater? 

Here's an easy solution - batch convert all the errant RAW files to the DNG file format using Adobe's free DNG converter for Mac or PC.


Adobe DNG Converter from Robin Nichols on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Photo Tour of Iceland announced for October 2018

It's been quite a hassle getting this tour together as the prices keep going up and up in Iceland - it seems everyone wants to visit... 

I can't say I blame them - it's a stunningly beautiful country, with a very friendly, highly-educated population, wild countryside, very comfortable accommodation and superb food.

My tour is planned for the second week in October - 8 - 23rd, and includes 12 nights accommodation, most meals when we are in the countryside, transport with an English-speaking driver (nearly everyone speaks English in Iceland), entrance to several museums, plus two Northern lights evening excursions (weather permitting - October is a good month to witness this amazing phenomena).

Get the full information here

Monday, 18 September 2017

Photoshop Fails

Keep your hands off me!

Google the words Photoshop and Fail and you'll see a mass of hilarious responses gleaned from the pages of the internet.
From the press, from magazine stands, newspapers, billboards, TV and more - all classic examples of where a  retoucher took their eye off the ball and produced something that might, to the casual observer, appear just a little weird, but on closer inspection, they look funny, painful, grungy, curious or hilarious. Here are just a few from the 'net...

Not a Photoshop Fail - but a regular, and very clever ad for Snickers.
The retoucher was obviously suffering from sugar withdrawal.
 American Airlines advert
The plane is landing on two wheels but cleverly, (the badly added) tyre smoke is only coming from one set of wheels
Photoshopped model? With a broken neck...
A political quickie
For some reason Jeb Bush has a white right hand and an African American left hand...

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

New eBook Online Now

Like many careers, you never just get a job to 'take photos', you have to specialise, sometimes very specifically, to fit a niche that you are comfortable working with.
This ebook outlines 16 of what I think are the best options, either for a new career (if currently employed in a different job), a shift in what you already do with your photography, as well as ideas for extending what you currently do as a photographer, to generate a passive income stream. All for $1.99


Wednesday, 26 July 2017