Author Archives: athena

Black and White Filter – Luminar

How nice to be featured by the team at Macphun for the black and white filter in their powerful new Luminar Software.  If you don’t have it already, you should definitely take a look at getting it.  And if you decide to go for it, you can get a small discount as a gift from me, with […]

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return to portrait work…

I left portrait work many years ago to pursue an adventure in travel and landscape photography.  Recently, events aligned to pull me back into portrait work and I must say, I enjoyed it.  So I have taken another tentative step back into it, with a new project, “purity”. The “purity project” explores our ideas about […]

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Xume Filter Adaptors

Exciting news for everyone using round ND filters.  Xume filter adaptors have recently teamed up with Manfrotto.  Manfrotto Xume adaptors will be the same wonderful design that we are used to:   a magnetic adapter ring screws onto the front of your lens and the filter screws into a metal filter adaptor.  Once these two […]

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Botany Bay Sephia Series 01

It’s been a long time since I have posted on the blog, primarily because I have been super busy.  As you may know, I have returned to university seeking a second degree.  My return was meant to be part time, but circumstances shifted and I ended up going back full time.  Needless to say, things have […]

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Rayleigh’s Curse 2016

Just in time for Halloween!   Ok, so it’s not really a curse, although until now, for anyone involved in optics, including photographers, it sort of has been.  Here’s why: Optical resolution is the ability of any optical device (telescope, microscope, binoculars, cameras) to distinguish fine detail.  It is limited by something called Rayleigh’s Criterion, named after […]

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Macphun Creative Kit plus educational bundle *huge discount*

Macphun’s creative kit is by far the best photo editing plugin package for photographers using Mac computers. For a limited time, you can buy it at a discounted rate and receive a bundle of photography educational materials as well, including my Africa with Athena video. If you don’t have the creative kit already, this is […]

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Nik is free…and unsupported. What now?

From March 24, 2016, Nik Software from Google will be free for everyone.  And if you purchased Nik Software in 2016, you qualify for a refund.  Sounds good, right? It does, but like many good things, this one does have a downside. Google’s decision to make the software free is tied to it’s shift in interest towards mobile […]

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Long Exposure Photography Workshop 2016

Learn Long Exposure Photoghraphy Ethereally smooth water, painterly clouds, a moment of time seemingly standing still. Long Exposure photography has a way of capturing a stillness, a quiet dream like state, another dimension all together. Join us in and around Charleston, SC for two days this summer to learn how to create these magical photos. […]

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April 2016 Workshop || Copper Coast, Ireland

We still have a couple of spaces left for the Light Land and Sea April Seascapes Workshop in the gorgeous Copper Coast, in Southern Ireland.  Dates – April 22-24th; Cost – €350 Click here to register. We can have it all!  This area is perfect for both colour or black and white work and long or short exposures. […]

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