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GDMK Images April 2015 News Update

GDMK Images April 2015 News Update

April has been busy with quite a lot happening behind the scenes.

March ended with a visit to the Photography Show at Birminghams NEC. As usual there was a lot to see and do. I took the opportunity to look first hand at some new wall art products. As a result there will be some new additions to the catalogue for mounting images upon.

I was able to finally buy a Nikon D7200. The camera is pretty impressive and my initial reaction is positive. The D7200 feels a lot smaller in the hand than I expected. My only issue so far, is that Lightroom and Camera RAW still don’t support the new NEFs. I guess this is fair enough as all new releases take a while to get supported by 3rd party products. I am hoping when Lightroom 6  gets released (potentially this week) the NEF files will have support.

I have been looking at the first thousand or so images with Nikons View NX-I and I am impressed with the detail and resolution. I havent processed any so far as I have a structured Lightroom workflow and dont want to mess up the system – however tempted I am to get to grips with them!

Unfortunately I couldnt get the Sigma 150-600S lens at the Photography Show as planned. Following the show I did hire one for a week so I could get a sample of what the lens could do coupled to the D7200. All I can say is – WOW, what a combination!

As soon as supplies pick up I will be ordering one.

I am still reviewing and revising old blog posts as mentioned last month. Parts 2 & 3 of my Aviation Photography Techniques guide have been posted with part 4 coming over the next couple of weeks.

Both the stock photo and wall art photo portfolios are expanding with new and varied content. The new stock photography additions focus on the ongoing construction of ‘The Crescent’ shopping centre in Hinckley. There is also a good number of additions from a visit to Newton Abbot and Exeter.

A small selection of the latest additions to my stock photo portfolio.

A random selection of the latest photos added to my stock photo portfolio.

On the Wall Art front, I have been practising with some new digital art techniques. The first image using this new style is shown below and depicts a World War 1 soldier. The style is evolving and I intend to upload a small range featuring more pictures in this style. Let me know your thoughts on the style.

Need Wall Art ideas?

Below are examples of the products you can mount your chosen picture onto. There are many wall art products for mounting pictures from my portfolio including –

  • Canvas
  • Framed
  • Wood Blocks
  • Framed Canvas
  • Metal

As mentioned earlier, I will be adding some new products over the coming weeks. In the meantime have a look at my current wall art product range.

Going forward you can expect to see part 4 of my Aviation Photography Techniques series. I have two new location reports from my old blog that are being updated to reflect recent changes.

Additionally I will be visiting Budapest and Prague in the next couple of weeks. I will be adding trip reports of both these cities when I get back.

After my return I will be posting my experiences of using the new Nikon D7200 and a post about my weeks hire of the Sigma 150-600 S lens.

Thanks for taking the time to read this update and looking at my portfolio updates. Please feel free to leave any comments about the site layout and fuctionality, portfolios or anything else that comes to mind.

Cheers

Gary

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