The All-New Aurora HDR 2018

Co-developed with renowned HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff, new Aurora HDR 2018 is available for the first time for both Mac and Windows users. It introduces a completely new user interface and exciting new tools, plus brings speed improvements.

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Macphun Vice President Kevin La Rue says of Aurora HDR 2018, “The original Aurora HDR quickly became the industry standard for HDR photo editing on Mac and the new version is even more innovative and powerful than its predecessors. With Aurora HDR 2018, we’ve introduced the next generation of tone mapping for superior natural … Read more

The Things That Matter to Photographers From Apple’s September 2017 iPhone Event

Social media has been buzzing leading up to Apple’s first keynote in the Steve Jobs theater at the company’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California. As a result, the even didn’t hold many surprises. Tim Cook said it’s “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” 

I could write a detailed post about all of the updates to the new iPhones but I’ve decided to focus specifically on the features that matter most to photographers.

Apple has embedded within its phones a new kind of computer chip, called A11 Bionic. This chip allows the cameras to render graphics faster and focus more … Read more

Nikon D850 Has Arrived

The Nikon D850 could be the most complete DSLR ever

Early this morning, Nikon formally announced the full details of their newest DSLR, the Nikon D850. The D850 is the successor to the D810. The next-generation full-frame digital SLR camera boasts a massive 45.7 megapixel sensor and the ability to shoot at a swift 9fps.

Nikon D850

One of the most eagerly anticipated cameras of 2017  has just been unveiled. The Nikon D850 is finally here. The specs are impressive and even the most demanding professional will find little to grumble about here.

The D850 is a FX-format (full frame) digital SLR camera that … Read more

Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windoews

Aurora HDR 2018 Is Coming To Macs And, Yes… Windows!

We are excited and proud to announce our latest iteration of our award winning HDR software, Aurora HDR 2018. Aurora HDR 2018 will be available for both the Mac and PC, which marks a first for Macphun.

Aurora HDR 2018 will be available for pre-order on September 12th, and released on September 28th.

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Macphun, the California-based developer known for making complex photo editing software simple and fun, today announced the release of Aurora HDR 2018, the one-stop solution for HDR … Read more

Amusé Coffee Co. Review

Saturday Brunch at Amusé Coffee Co. in Peterborough, Ontario

With a high of a warm 26°C and clear skies today, what a beautiful summer day it was to go for a Saturday morning drive and visit Amusé Coffee Co. in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

The owner, Lindsay Brock, touts the café as

Peterborough’s cheerful and charming new addition to the vibrant local cafe scene. Inspired by French cafes, Amusé celebrates European cafe culture, marrying new trends with tradition.

Amusé Coffee Co. is one of the leading cafes in Peterborough, owing to its picturesque ambience, and although a small menu, excellent food. I’ve heard of Amusé Coffee Co. quite a … Read more

National Air Force Museum of Canada

Valour and Tradition at the National Air Force Museum of Canada

My father and I visited the National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC) in Trenton, Ontario today as part of his Father’s Day gift. My dad used to fly small aircraft and this made our visit even more special. Our visit had a particularly personal touch as we were greeted by a veteran who had flown, well, it seemed, like multiple aircraft from 2-seaters, to helicopters, to fighter jets and to commercial airliners.

The NAFMC proudly to honours the heritage of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The facility, which has indoor and outdoor exhibits, brings your on an aviation … Read more

ON1 Announces Major Update to Their All-in-One Photo Editor

ON1 has announced a major update to ON1 Photo RAW in the form of ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5. The update to the all-in-one photo organizer, editor and RAW processor for macOS and Windows brings numerous new features to the application plus optimization to performance and the overall user experience. The major updates to ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5 include the following:

  • Lens Correction: A new Lens Correction pane has been added to ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5 and it will automatically detect lenses and apply corrections, including distortion, chromatic aberration and peripheral fall-off corrections.
  • Compare mode: The new compare mode allows
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Review of the Best Professional Photo Printing Services

Review of the Best Professional Photo Printing Services

Photographs deserve to be enjoyed in a physical form, not just in digital pixels. Sometimes, though, the details and magic of the photos that you view on, let’s say, your iPhone with an HD retina display gets lost when they are printed.

Although seasoned photographers often use a high end inkjet photo printer, which produce noticeably sharper images than the high-volume chemical process that online photo labs use, they start at around $800 and take up a lot of desk space. For those of you who need prints only occasionally, a professional online photo service save you a lot of … Read more

MacPhun Aurora HDR 2017 Review

MacPhun Aurora HDR 2017 Review

If you’ve been admiring the stunning landscape and travel photography online, you’ve likely seen a lot of HDR without even knowing it. HDR photography has undergone something of a Renaissance. I’ve caught myself several times thinking, “How did they get that photo to look so brilliant?” And then, I realize that the photographer has processed the image, which appears natural, using the HDR technique.

I used to be a big fan of Photomatix to apply the HDR process to my images. I do still like Photomatix but I believe the current software leader in the field of HDR is Macphun’s Read more

Top 5 Mirrorless Cameras

The 5 Best Mirrorless Cameras of 2017 for Travel

It’s not a luxury anymore to expect travelling with a small camera kit that weighs less than 5 pounds such as a mirrorless camera. It’s also not unthinkable that such a camera can produce photographs worthy of a National Geographic photographer and then returning home with all of the post-processing works done in-camera and ready to be printed or posted to your blog and social media.

The Rise of the Mirrorless Camera

The newest thing to cause excitement in digital photography is the rise of the Mirrorless Camera. These cameras offer much of the quality and speed of their larger … Read more