Susheel Chandradhas

Susheel Chandradhas is a Photographer and videographer. He has been taking photographs and studying photography since he was a kid. His classmates all believed that he would write a book on photography... Instead, he writes this blog (because - isn't a community more fun?). His passions include photography, parkour, wide-angle lenses, blue skies, fire extinguishers and fast computers.

Using a trackball for image editing

Using a Trackball For Image Editing… Madness?

You thought we left the roller-ball mouse behind in the early 2000s when optical mice started becoming popular, but then, there’s this article that you’re reading about using a trackball to edit your images. Surely, you must have traveled back in time, right? Not really. I’m with you in 2022. So, am I slightly crazy? I hope not. Read on, and let me know if you think I am in the comments.

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Sony Xperia PRO-I Product Launch

Sony Xperia PRO-I: A Camera For Mobile Creators?

Wait, this is a phone… with a 1″ sensor. Not a camera. Sony has been on a roll recently. Hot on the heels of the release of their latest ‘entry-level’ full-frame camera the Sony A7IV, they’ve made news again with a PRO phone which features a 1-inch sensor that they have appropriated from their camera lineup: the aptly named Xperia PRO-I. This phone (camera?) sits alongside the $2,500 Sony Xperia Pro which was released in February 2021.

Both phones are professional tools that rightly deserve the ‘pro’ tag, unlike some others that have the tag just to denote a more premium version. So, what makes it stand out?

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How to maintain rubber parts on a camera body

How To Preserve The Rubber Parts Of Cameras & Lenses

When you’ve owned a camera for a while, wear-and-tear comes into play. One of the many things that happen when cameras are stored away for a long time, is that the rubber starts to degrade.

While there aren’t many ways to recover rubber that has started to degrade, there are ways to keep the rubber from degrading too quickly in the first place.

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Canon RF Dual Fisheye Lens Announcement

Canon Launches RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens for VR & Stereographic Visuals

I woke up a couple of days ago to a strange-looking lens being featured by Canon USA on Instagram. This was a surprise announcement and launch of Canon’s rather peculiar-looking RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens that is tailor-made for the Canon R5 camera. There aren’t many sample images out in the wild as yet, so let’s see what information we can find out about it, shall we?

Update: A document from Canon Japan currently lists this unreleased lens as a product that is currently being affected by supply chain difficulties.

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Capture One New Release Brings Exporter Tools Back

Capture One Brings Back Export Tab in v14.4

In version 14.2 of Capture One 21, the company removed the tried and tested method of exporting images in favor of an easier-to-use export-window-styled workflow.

The move had a mixed response, with some professional and enterprise-level users claiming that it broke their workflow. Others – most notably beginners – welcomed the more user-friendly ‘export’ button in the toolbar and subsequent windowed dialog workflow.

Now, with version 14.4, the Export Tools Tab is back … if you want it.

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Everything you need to know about Affinity Photo

Everything That You Need To Know About Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo is part of a suite of three apps: Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and Affinity Publisher made by Serif Europe Ltd. Each serves a different purpose, and combined, they offer a rather complete set of photo editing, graphic design, and desktop publishing tools. Their capabilities rival Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign respectively.

I’ve been exploring Affinity Photo (AP) as a replacement for Adobe Photoshop (PS), and I’d like to answer some of the questions that I’ve seen being asked quite often on the internet. If you have questions that I have not addressed here, please ask me in the comments. Let’s get started.

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Sony A7IV Specs Leaked (Mock Image)

Sony A7IV Specs

The Sony A7IV has been long anticipated, and recent rumors have emerged about what the camera specs could be. While there are some speculative articles and videos, and a lot of ‘wish list’ rumors, we’re restricting ourselves to looking at what leaks from reliable sources seem to be saying about this camera.

Let’s dive into it without further ado.

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Capture One announces HDR and Panorama Feature Development

Capture One Announces HDR and Panorama Features

Capture One just announced that they are working on the ability to merge multiple images into HDRs and to stitch images into Panoramas. This is especially important for the company since new users tend to compare Capture One Pro directly to Adobe Lightroom Classic…

Now, with the announcement that these features are ‘in development’, Capture One seeks to even the playing field in this respect. The company has been on a roll. Earlier this year, they announced a new “Export” interface that caused a little flutter among long-time users, and the Magic Selection Brush, among other improvements.

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Affinity Suite 1.10

Affinity Focuses on Performance – Releases Version 1.10

Affinity Suite v1.10 has been released today and it comes with significant improvements in performance across the board. All three apps that are designed and built by Affinity will see improvements in some form or the other.

Users of Affinity 1.9 apps will be able to upgrade to version 1.10 for free even though these upgrades are expected to be made paid upgrades in the future.

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Is Affinity Photo Compatible with PSD Files?

How Well Does Affinity Photo Handle Adobe PSD files?

Affinity Photo is an application that has been spoken of quite highly in the recent past. Affinity by Serif has created a suite of apps that take on Adobe’s stalwarts, Photoshop, Illustrator, and In-Design head-on. While doing so, they’ve added in their own twists, with innovations that will make you smile, and wonder why things weren’t always done this way.

They’re also new to the field, so the apps need to prove themselves before professionals consider switching to Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher full-time. In the meantime, one of the important questions that need to be answered is: Do Affinity Apps support Adobe file formats like .PSD, .AI, .PDF and .EPS which have become industry standards over the course of the last 3 decades or more? Let’s find out…

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How to use Affinity Photo New Batch Job

How to Use Affinity Photo’s ‘Batch Job’

Affinity Photo has a very feature-rich tool that allows you to batch process multiple images in a fast and very efficient manner. In fact, I wished that some of the options that it had were available in Adobe Photoshop too! So, let’s look into how you can use the “New Batch Job…” command that’s in Affinity Photo’s ‘File’ Menu, and let’s also compare it to the tools that Adobe Photoshop has to achieve similar results.

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