Richard Named Global Ambassador for Skylum Software

Richard Named Global Ambassador for Skylum Software

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Richard Named Global Ambassador for Skylum Software

Skylum Global Ambassador

Skylum Software

Richard Bernabe was recently named one of Skylum Software’s Global Ambassadors. Skylum, a software company based in Bellevue, Washington, is best known for the photo editing software programs Aurora HDR and Luminar.

Luminar in particular has become one of Richard’s favorite image editing tools. Available as a stand-alone product or a Photoshop or Lightroom plug-in, it’s a powerful, feature-rich, one-time purchase (no subscriptions) for professional raw and jpeg image editing and asset management solution.

Richard’s Thoughts

Luminar is a great stand-alone raw converter and image editing tool that requires no monthly subscription. You buy it, you own it. It also couples seamlessly as a plug-in for both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop so you use these powerful tools to augment what editing tools you’re already accustomed to using and your existing libraries and organization.

My favorite feature in Luminar 4 is the AI Accent slider, a tool not found in Lightroom or Photoshop. AI Accent uses artificial intelligence to evaluate the image then “fix” any possible editing problems I might have missed. Too much contrast? Shadows too dark? Colors oversaturated? AI Accent makes changes based on its inelligent evaluation with a slider you control. You apply as little or as much as you like or you can ignore its recommendations altogether. I’ve found that if an image isn’t quite right and I can’t put my finger on why, AI Accent will find the fix for me. 

Richard Bernabe

Skylum Global Ambassador
Skylum Global Ambassador

Special Offer

To help mark the occasion of Richard representing Skylum Software and Luminar, there’s a special offer being extended to his followers and subscribers for just a limited time:

Luminar 4 Special Price: $64.00 USD versus the regular price of $89.00 USD

OR

Luminar 4 Extended Free Trial (30-day)

You choose which special offer is best for you. But remember, this will be available for a limited time only.

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Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. 


Introducing the Canon EOS R5

Introducing the Canon EOS R5

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Introducing the Canon EOS R5

The Latest

May 26, 2020: According to a report from Canon Rumors, the price of the Canon EOS R5 will be less than $4000 USD. Great news for those of us who are waiting for the release of this amazing camera.

April 20, 2020:Second EOS R5 development announcement from Canon. It’s been conformed that the sensor size is to be 8192 x 5461 pixels or 44.7 megapixels, validating the 45 MP rumors that had been floating around for some time. The camera will include 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization, working with existing IS on RF and EF lenses. There are lots of impressive video features that I am not too concerned about but many others might be. Adding some of these to the Specification List below.

There is still no word on the EOS R5 price or a release date but it was originally believed it would be available before the 2020 Summer Olympics. With the Olympics now postponed until 2021, who knows.

March 13, 2020: Canon has confirmed that the EOS R5 will support animal Auto Focus (AF) Animal AF can recognize animals and birds so the camera can not only precisely focus on the animal’s eye but the whole body in situations where the eye is not conspicuous. This is a huge boon for wildlife photographers.

Canon also announced that 8K video can be captured up to 30p in all 8K modes and will use Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus.

February 20, 2020: According to several well-placed sources, the new Canon EOS R5 will be available for purchase by late June – early July of 2020 before the Summer Olympics.

February 12, 2020: The Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera is currently under development, Canon has officially announced. This is the latest addition to Canon’s highly acclaimed and popular EOS R System.

Canon EOS R5

According to today’s announcement, the new Canon EOS R5 aims to expand the range of image expression by utilizing the features of the “EOS R System” to achieve even higher-speed continuous shooting and 8K video shooting. In addition, communication functions, operability, and reliability can be further improved, and workflow can be streamlined. With these functions, the basic concept of the EOS series, “rapid speed, comfort, and high image quality” is realized at a high level.

Specification List

  • 45 Megapixels, Full Frame
  • Newly-Developed Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 8K Video up to 30p in Canon RAW
  • Up to 12 fps with Mechanical Shutter, 20 fps with electronic shutter
  • The first Canon camera with 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS)
  • Dual media card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF available in both 8K and 4K recording modes.
  • Animal, eye and face detection

This was only an announcement that the Canon EOS R5 was now in production while many details about the new camera were not specified. We’ll all stay tuned for more over the coming months.

Canon also announced that it would be releasing seven new RF lenses and two RF lens extenders in 2020, including the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x.

 

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Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. 


Think Tank Photo Large Emergency Rain Cover

Think Tank Photo Large Emergency Rain Cover

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Think Tank Photo Large Emergency Rain Cover

The Think Tank Photo Large Emergency Rain Cover provides the ultimate in rain protection for your telephoto lenses.

Think Tank Photo Large Emergency Rain Cover

Protect your expensive super telephoto lenses from foul weather with an Emergency Rain Cover in Large. This seam-sealed rain cover protects your camera and lens even in a heavy downpour, dust or snowstorm. A zippered bottom opens up for a tripod or monopod attachment, or for better access to the focus ring. Photographers can cinch up the cover for a tight fit, loosen like a tarp, or roll it up on the lens hood so it’s at the ready in any kind of weather. The Emergency Rain cover fits neatly in your kit and can deploy quickly when outdoor conditions change.

 

Key Features

• Seam-sealed for extreme protection in downpour or dusty conditions

• Compresses into a compact carrying pouch (included)

• Oversized window to view your LCD and controls

What It Fits

• Gripped or ungripped camera bodies

• 150–600mm f/5.6–6.3

• 200–500mm f/5.6

• 200–400mm f/4

• 400mm f/2.8

• 500mm f/4,/p>• 600mm f/4

Get your Think Tank Photo Large Emergency Rain Cover at Think Tank Photo.

You can also check out the Small and Medium Think Tank Emergency Rain Covers on Amazon.

Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer is the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. For more great information on new images, gear reviews, book projects, and photography workshops and tours, Sign Up For Our Newsletter.


PhotoWhoa Interview: Capturing The Experience

PhotoWhoa Interview: Capturing The Experience

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PhotoWhoa Interview: Capturing The Experience

Capturing the experience…. “Redwood Supernova” Sunrise through the fog in Del Norte State Park and Redwoods National Park in northern California, USA.

Richard was recently interviewed for the photo website PhotoWhoa. He talked about the importance of passion as part of the creative process and capturing the experience.

“I want to have as many apex experiences as possible where I am literally moved to tears by the overpowering beauty or the devastating sadness I see and feel. And it’s what I feel – not what I see – that’s important. That’s a strange thing, perhaps, for a photographer to say. The emotional content of a scene is the vital core around which I’ll build my image. Without it, it’s just a pretty picture. I want my viewers, who might be thousands of miles removed from the physical scene and experience, to feel what I am feeling, not necessarily what I am seeing. That is photography for me.”

Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. For more great information on new images, gear reviews, book projects, and photography workshops and tours, Sign Up For Our Newsletter.


MindShift PhotoCross 13 Backpack by Think Tank Photo

MindShift PhotoCross 13 Backpack by Think Tank Photo

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MindShift PhotoCross 13 Backpack by Think Tank Photo

The MindShift PhotoCross 13 Backpack Delivers both Protection and Comfort in a New Compact Size

Introducing the MindShift PhotoCross 13 Backpack by Think Tank Photo

Adventure photographers need a camera bag that’s as tough as they are. With its rugged materials and faceted design, the MindShift PhotoCross 13 backpack from Think Tank Photo will protect your gear from another punishing trip into the wild. The PhotoCross 13 is built to withstand the elements, yet comfortable enough to wear on long days in the field. The extralarge side access point gives you complete access to your gear when you’re ready to take the shot.

Available in two colorways, Orange Ember and Carbon Grey, the PhotoCross 13 features waterproof zippers and is constructed from durable, abrasion-resistant materials, including a heavy-duty tarpaulin bottom panel. Wide, body-conforming shoulder straps give superior support for long days on the trail, and the wide, removable waist belt and breathable 320G air-mesh back panel will keep you comfortable and cool.

Get your MindShift PhotoCross 13 Backpack here

Key Features:

• Weather proof zippers and materials

• Durable materials provide abrasion resistance

• Extra-large side-access point gives you complete access to all your gear

• Tripod or jacket carry with included straps

• Dedicated 13” laptop pocket is padded

• Waist belt is wide and removable providing flexibility depending on the shoot

• Tarpaulin bottom panel is heavy duty and waterproof

• Wide shoulder straps give superior comfort from body-conforming design

• Water bottle pocket locks in most 1 liter bottles

• Back panel with breathable 320G air-mesh keeps the back cool during long days

• Internal zippered pockets for batteries, memory cards or other small accessories

• Front pockets for filters, snacks, or a light layer are easily accessible

• T-pulls are easily gripped with or without gloves

• Top and side carry-handles

• Fully-customizable interior dividers for photo or personal gear

• Seam-sealed rain cover included for downpour conditions

Get your MindShift PhotoCross 13 Backpack here

Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer is the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. For more great information on new images, gear reviews, book projects, and photography workshops and tours, Sign Up For Our Newsletter.

Introducing the Canon 90D

Introducing the Canon 90D

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Introducing the Canon 90D

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The Canon 90D will officially be released by Amazon on September 12, 2019.

You can pre-order now, $1199 USD: Preorder Canon 90D from Amazon.

Canon 90D DSLR

The new Canon 90D was announced today by Canon and it appears to be aimed at the advantaged amateur who prefers wildlife and sports photography. This is a logical replacement to the popular Canon 80D

From the Canon Press Release:

The EOS 90D DSLR camera is ideal for the advanced-amateur photographer who values the look-and-feel of the DSLR body and benefits such as an optical viewfinder, 3.0-inch vari-angle touch screen LCD, addition of the multi-controller and a shutter button feel of professional EOS cameras. Now capable of shooting up to 10 frames-per-second (fps), a drastic increase from the 7.0 fps with the EOS 80D, users can capture all of the action on the sidelines of a football game or wildlife while on safari. Assisting in a photographers’ ability to capture the action is the 45-point all-cross type AF system, 100 percent viewfinder coverage and now supports up to 27 points in f/8 metering. In addition, the new AE sensor boasts an impressive 220,000 pixels and utilizes EOS iTR AF (face priority) detection. Together, these two features allow for the detection and tracking of faces in various environments and shooting situations while using the viewfinder.

Canon 90D Specs:

  • 32.5 Megapixel Image Sensor
  • 45AF all cross-type points
  • DIGIC 8
  • 10fps
  • 4K/30p/25p
  • FullHD at 120p/100p
  • Optical viewfinder & face detection
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • 220K dot RGB + IR metering (including iTR AF – face detection through the optical viewfinder)
  • Touchscreen Vari-Angle LCD
  • Dust & water-resistant
  • AF Joystick
  • Battery grip BG-E14

Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer is the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. For more great information on new images, gear reviews, book projects, and photography workshops and tours, Sign Up For Our Newsletter.