I have decided to create this page which gives links to products that I own but think may be of help or use to others' reading my webpages.  I do not get paid by the product makers/providers - these are my personal opinions.  Just scroll down to see a variety of reviewed products. 


Expert Shield products are amazing.  I have recently fitted several of their Anti-Glare LCD screens to various cameras in the family - the latest being the Canon EOS 750D (T6i in the USA).  Expert Shield sell a Crystal Clear range as well as their Anti-Glare range.  Before choosing which style to buy, make sure you read the information.  

I chose the Anti-Glare because 99% of my photography takes place outside and I didn't see the point of using Crystal Clear for clarity if I couldn't see the screen in the first place due to glare.

Just follow the link below.  If you don't see the model of your camera, then just write to the company and they will be happy to oblige and supply the correct size shield.

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Expert Shield UK


The Plinth is an amazing gadget.  I have three and would wholeheartedly recommend them.  

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For more details, videos or to buy just Click here

 


f64 Academy - this website is run by a guy in Kansas City, Blake Rudis.  

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What Blake doesn't know about post-processing, isn't - in my opinion - worth knowing.  Check out his website, membership to f64 academy is free - click on the link below.

f64 Academy


 

Sleeklens - presets and brushes for Adobe Lightroom.

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I was approached by the company Sleeklens and asked to use and then review a product from their range.  I have not been paid for this review and it is an honest opinion of my findings.  

The product I am about to review is a bundle containing presets and brushes for Adobe Lightroom. I was given the choice of several bundles and I chose the one entitled ‘Through the Woods’ because it matched my favoured style of photography - Landscapes.  

The pack is easy to download and the instructions for installing both the presets and the brushes are really easy to follow, which means you are not left scratching your head and wondering what to do with your new purchase.  No searching on the internet for instructions, everything is provided so that you can be up and running in a matter of minutes.  This in itself is unusual - very often you buy a plug-in or preset for your Adobe products and the company assumes you know how to install it.  Well Sleeklens don't assume - they help you.  The download even includes a ‘recipe’ list with working examples for you to follow and these are really useful to have.

I have been using both the presets and the brushes for a while now and I have found them to be very useful and time saving.  I found that hovering over each preset allows me to see which one I liked the best (when viewed in the Navigator window) and then take it from there - either making no further adjustments or tweeking the sliders further until I got the look I wanted.  Don’t forget - having a preset is just a starting point, not necessarily the end point.  The brushes are super useful and are used to enhance very local and specific parts of your photograph - and of course these too can be tweaked, using the sliders, to get the look you want.

I love this package, it is easy to use and gives great results and at only $31 for 89 presets and 42 brushes, and a 'recipe' list, you really can’t go wrong with this well thought out Sleeklens product.  Just follow the link below for your copy:

Through the Woods presents and brushes