Tethering in Lightroom … with LiveView!

If you have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and have ever wanted to have a large live view of what your camera is seeing as you shoot, you no longer have to pony up a medium-size bucket full of cash for Nikon Camera Control Pro 2. Run, don’t walk, over to http://www.mountainstorm.co.uk/photography/Tether-Overview/Tether-Overview.html and download the latest version of Studio & Lightroom Tether.

The software is a combination of a native app (StudioTether) that talks to your camera, and a Lightroom plugin which talks to StudioTether. The plugin session window displays the camera’s current exposure settings and has a shutter button to capture an image. That’s all wonderful, especially when combined with Lightroom’s auto-import feature. But that’s not the kicker, as far as I’m concerned. Click the little triangle under the shutter speed and the window will open to a LiveView session (if your camera is supported and you are using LiveView on the camera at the time).

I’m in heaven. I’ve wanted Camera Control Pro 2 ever since I got the camera, but I never wanted to pay that much for it. Now it’s free – donations are welcome, and I highly recommend doing so!


Leica medium format SLR


I can’t afford anything like this, probably never will, but I find this camera to be the stuff dreams are made of. Who knows, maybe it will turn out to be a real pain to work with, but at one third the price of a Mamiya DL33  or a Hasselblad H3DII-39, this brings medium format digital very close to the 35mm DSLR shooter. I’m curious to see the reviews of this unique camera. The last Leica digital I heard of, the M8, was reported to suck quite badly, so we’ll see how this turns out.

Is this camera going to use the same sensor that RED is marketing?

Incredible Travel Photographer


I recently heard a question posed in a photography-related podcast I was listening to; what subject or genre got you interested in photography? I gave that some honest thought, and it really is travel photography that caught my eye. Watching “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” on TV, reading National Geographic – capturing images of the best parts of planet Earth.

This lady is living my dream.

I am utterly dumbfounded how amazing her work is, and how amazing the places she visits are. She makes places attractive to visit which I would have never in my wildest dreams thought of visiting. I especially like the Scotland photos, and the story of the city of Petra, which was used in the third Indiana Jones movie.

Take a stroll though her images and daydream a bit, it’s amazing.