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If you shoot using any Nikon system it’s worth heading over to the Nikon Download page to grab the latest version of this software.
This ‘complete’ processing solution is by no means as versatile as Photoshop, nor as convenient as Lightroom. Where it wins is that it’s free and allows you to preserve the picture controls to your RAW files that you set in camera.
View NX is the only way to preserve the maximum camera information when importing Nikons RAW image format. If you shoot RAW but like to use the in camera picture controls to change preview changes like WB, sharpening, contrast or colour you can bring these details back from your files with View NX.
Get the Windows version here
Or the Mac version here
I’m always on the look out for talent. When it comes to fashion and beauty photography finding the right make up artist and hair stylist can make all the difference between a good shot and a great one.
When Chloe stepped into the studio it was a great opportunity to see two talented artists at work. In this case the hair styling was provided by the team at Zerofour Hairdressing with make up from Emma Lampkin.
When I first met Beth she knew exactly what she wanted, or rather exactly what she didn’t want… posed photos.
The idea was a big family shoot in a candid style, the plan being to capture a natural look even if we are actually posing for them. I like a shoot to be as natural and comfortable as possible for everyone involved so we started in the studio to break the ice followed by a walk around some picturesque local spots.
A shoot like this is great for satisfying the needs of the whole family. Often the older generations will want a more formal studio shot whilst the younger ones prefer a more ‘social media’ style, (albeit of a much higher quality than the usual instagram).
I love the shots of just the couple together, they look great together and it’s a privilege to be able to create these lasting memories for them both.
Overall it was a great shoot and the images looked fantastic in print. Here’s what Beth had to say about it:
“Jon made us feel very comfortable throughout the entire process, from meeting to discuss ideas to the actual day of the shoot. I cannot praise Jon enough for his work, on the day he made everybody feel very comfortable and relaxed (even those who are rather camera shy and dread having their photograph taken) and the end product was better than I could have ever imagined. We will most certainly be using Jon in future and would recommend anybody else to do so.”
Family photo shoots like this start from as little as £75 and are available as gift vouchers for the perfect present.