RESOURCES

 

Thank you for visiting my resources page.

I thought it would be a good idea to list out all the tools, websites and courses that I have used before to help me achieve where I am today. Just to be honest, I have used all of the products below. They have helped me and I am very certain they will help you too. I would not have recommended them to you if I don't think they will benefit you. You can bookmark this page for future reference 🙂

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My Gear

Canon

FAVOURITE GEAR

The gear that I use most frequently. Almost all my images are shot with these. 

Canon 5D Mark II  |  Canon 16-35mm f/2.8  |  Canon 70-200mm f/4  |  Canon Speedlite 580EX II

Vanguard

TRIPOD

I use the Vanguard VEO 265CB carbon fiber travel tripod. It has 4 leg sections and remains sturdy with all legs extended. It is light weight and I carry it whenever I'm out.

Try Vanguard 265CB

Lee filters

LEE BIG STOPPER (ND 10)

If you are into landscape photography, you need to have this. The filter is made of high-quality glass and the results are simply phenomenal!

Try Big Stopper

formatt hitech filter

FOTMATT HITECH FIRECREST (ND 16)

Currently the world's only ND 16 filter. You can now create amazing long exposure images even during midday when the sun is bright!

Try Firecrest


 

Post-Processing

Adobe photoshop

 

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

The grand master of image editing software. Powerful and versatile, with many compatible third party plugins to boost your creativity. Photoshop CC comes with Lightroom CC in the photography package.

Try Photoshop

Adobe lightroom

 

ADOBE LIGHTROOM

Lightroom has to be my favourite tool to edit, organise and tag images. There are plenty of free tutorials on the internet to teach how you to use Lightroom to its full potential (not just sorting your images into albums!). I highly recommend getting the photography package deal for more value.

Try Lightroom

HDRsoft photomatix

PHOTOMATIX

I have used Photomatix for my HDR ever since I started. I love the de-ghosting tool which removes ghosting created by moving objects in a few clicks. It comes as a standalone or plugin for Lightroom. You can get a 15% discount with the code "fotographee".

Try Photomatix

Nik software

 

NIK COLLECTION

I use Colour Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro in my workflow frequently. It gives your image that extra oomph to make the transformation from ordinary to stunning! The entire collection is now FREE! Check compatibility here.

Try Nik Collection

Topazlabs

TOPAZ CLARITY

Compatible with these image editing software. Choose from the available presets and make your image 'pop' in one click. Simply love it! You can check out Topaz's other plugins too.

Try Topaz Clarity

pexels

PEXELS

If you're starting out new and don't have many images to practice post-processing, get some here for free. Donate to the site if you like the service.

Try Pexels


 

Courses / Tutorials

through strange lenses

THROUGH STRANGE LENSES

Jimmy McIntyre is a professional travel photographer. His courses particularly The Art of Digital Blending will open your eyes to the world of luminosity masks and blending. If you are brand new to luminosity masks and want to learn how you can use this technique to improve your photos, this is the course for you! You can read my review on the video cours here.

Check out Jimmy McIntyre here

sean bagshaw

OUTDOOR EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Sean's has a series of video tutorials on camera and post-processing skills. I enjoy his teaching style and his Complete Guide to Luminosity Masks dives deep into the application of the technique.

Check out Sean Bagshaw here

Phlearn

PHLEARN

Aaron Nace is a brilliant guy and Photoshop master. Phlearn is all about Photoshop and the courses suit beginner and advanced user. Photoshop 101-301 is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to use Photoshop. It is also ideal for intermediate users to discover useful tips and tricks that you never knew it exists!

Check out Phlearn here

SIC

 

STUCK IN CUSTOM

Trey Ratcliff, branded as the guru of HDR and co-creator of Aurora HDR. His in-depth HDR tutorials literally teach you everything you need to master the art of HDR. See his work at Stuck In Custom.

Check out SIC here

udemy

 

UDEMY

Udemy is a fantastic resource centre that hosts video courses. I've taken courses in photography, Photoshop and graphic design. The courses are of good quality and highly affordable.

Check out Udemy here

tony kuyper

 

TONY KUYPER PHOTOGRAPHY

The pioneer of luminosity masks. Tony first published this technique on his website back in 2006. The site is a gold mine for learning luminosity masks. Be sure you take your time to read through the vast amount of information.

Check out Tony Kuyper here

creativelive

 

CREATIVELIVE

High quality photography courses taught by professional photographers. The course materials are delivered in relaxing, lecture style. It's free to watch if you catch the live streaming, you can also join the live Q&A.

Check out Creativelive here


 

Hosting

bluehost

 

BLUEHOST

While strictly speak, this is not photography related. However, this website wouldn't be running without it. If you ever want to start a photography website to promote your work, I highly recommend this to host your domain. The products are of great value and the customer service is top notch!

Try Bluehost

flickr

 

FLICKR

Want to get your photos out to build an audience? Flickr is a fantastic place to start off. Don't be shy to comment on others or join a forum. Also check out the daily Explored images for inspiration.

Try Flickr