Colour Results from Black and White Photos

This is about how I use my Sony NEX to shoot black and white photos, but can switch any photo to colour later. There are long arguments about the relative merits of shooting RAW format or JPEG. Both have their good and bad points. While some people think shooting both together is a good idea, […]

Aperture’s Repair Tool

Sometimes, the marks that Aperture’s repair tool just won’t remove from a nice plain background are a hint that you need to clean your screen. I’ve also learned that the extra time spent to clone a few tiny dirt marks off the car bonnet in a photo can easily be worthwhile, because it saves time […]

Scripting Aperture to MarsEdit to PigPog

Posting photos to PigPog (a WordPress blog) has always been a bit of a pain. I’d made things as smooth as I could, but it was still a bit time-consuming. I was doing this: Take photos. Process photos in Aperture, usually in batches. Export photos to a ‘queue’ folder (sitting in Dropbox – doesn’t need […]

My Photo Workflow 2

I recently wrote a post about my photo workflow – how I get photos from my camera to Flickr, etc. I admitted in the post that it was a bit over-complicated for me, and that set me off rethinking it. I now, a week later, do something quite different. If I was taking pics that […]

Minimising My Mac

I’ve done a bit of cutting down on what I keep running on my Mac recently. I used to keep lots of apps running all the time – email, Tweetie, Evernote, iTunes, Transmission, Google Chrome. All running, all the time, even overnight. Chrome always had a few tabs open – PigPog’s dashboard, Facebook, Google Reader, […]

Trying Aperture 3

I used to use Aperture 2 for all my photos. Recently, though, I’ve taken to only using it for pics from my DSLR (Nikon D90 (Search for “Nikon D90” on: DuckDuckGo, Amazon UK, Amazon US)), and using iPhoto for shots from my compact (Panasonic Lumix FX-550 (Search for “Panasonic Lumix FX-550” on: DuckDuckGo, Amazon UK, […]