General Photography News June 2016

EverythingD7000 General News Update

Hi All,

Thought I’d release an update on recent general photography news that has caught my eye. A lot of free stuff here! J

D7200 Firmware Updated

On 26th April 2016 Nikon released an update for the D7200 firmware C bank, upgrading to 1.01. This is a bug fix for 4 known issues on the D7200 & is therefore really a mandatory upgrade. Download & more info.

NIK Collection Free!

On March 24th 2016 Google made their NIK Collection of Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture plug-ins free. This superb class leading filter set also runs standalone. The collection includes;

  • Analog Efex Pro; Explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films, and lenses.
  • Silver Efex Pro; Master the art of black-and-white photography with darkroom-inspired controls.
  • HDR Efex Pro; From natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR photography.
  • Dfine; Improve your images with noise reduction tailored to your camera.
  • Color Efex Pro; A comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching, and creative effects.
  • Viveza; Selectively adjust the color and tonality of your images without complicated masks or selections.
  • Sharpener Pro; Bring out hidden details consistently with the professional’s choice for image sharpening.

More info & download.

Capture NX-D Updated

Nikon have updated their free image processing software. Capture NX-D is updated to v1.41 & contains a few new features & bug-fixes. Download & more info.

Free Photoshop Course

CreativeLive are currently running a free live PhotoShop CC bootcamp for 4 weeks. The course is free while live & runs 6th June – 1st July.

LEE Apps

LEE filters have updated their free IOS/Android “Stopper” App. It’s free & available to download from the App Store or Google Play.  A video demonstrating the Stopper App is available via our You Tube Channel.

LEE Filters System Match

LEE have also added an innovative online feature to their website called ‘System Match’.  With over 500 lenses photographers can quickly find the LEE System that’s best suited to their camera lens.  Please take a look at the System Match on their website, a demonstration video is also available via our You Tube Channel. If your contemplating buying a filter set then LEE are the Rolls-Royce of filters and this new features matches all yours lenses to one of their filter systems.


Interested in texture-composites in Photoshop? PhotoMorphis have an excellent free tutorial including source photos and premium textures. Give it a go, you’ll enjoy it!

Free Printing Guide

Just starting in printing? John Paul Caponigro has a free quick-start guide here.

ON1 Effects 10 Standard Free

ON1 Effects has now been updated to v10 and the base component Is free. Free includes a select number of stackable filters, presets, borders, and textures from ON1 Effects 10 to help create your style Download & more info.

ISO Invariance

I’m seeing a fair bit on ISO Invariance in the “news”. It seems to be a current hot topic. Jim Harmer introduces it a recent email & here on his site. Jack from AlmaPhoto discusses it too. Seems the D7000 and D7200 are pretty ISO-invariant, while the D7100 is “somewhat” ISO-invariant. I’m going to experiment here & see what I get.

Glynn Dewis Tip Sheets

Glynn has been releasing some excellent free PhotoShop tip sheets in recent weeks:

Tip Sheet #1: How to Remove Unwanted Shadows (Frequency Separation)

Tip Sheet #2: Creating Realistic Sun-flare

Tip Sheet #3: Mastering Tricky Selections & Cut Outs

Tip Sheet #4: How to Add Fake Smoke/ Mist to your Pictures

Nikon UK/Ireland Cashback

Nikon are currently offering up to £150 cashback on a variety of lenses until 29th June 2016. More info.


Thanks for reading. Hope you found that useful? Any thoughts on this? Please post below…




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