Intuition, exposure and the decisive moment

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Jonathan Slack shares his thoughts on photography after 15 years as a Leica beta tester...

Leica M11-P: The world’s first camera to offer image authentication with Content Credentials

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Leica's -P upgrade is usually a cosmetic affair with minor technical changes. With the M11-P, however, the company has created a world first — the incorporation of Content Credentials hardware to authenticate every photograph taken. It is a game changer for the digital camera world and Leica is the first company to offer the system...

The Pre-Tech Office 1: Behind the banking desk in the historic 1960s

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Office life in the 1960s — manual typewriters, no computers, hard-slog hands-on labour. Mike takes a look into the past...
A view into a tiny lab shows why it is hard to say farewell to the darkroom

Turn off the red light: My farewell to the darkroom

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An own darkroom was a dream for many photographers long ago. The author has kept working in his lab until 2022. But then he had to say goodbye - and did it with an emotional project
Rollei 35RF camera and computer with the LensTagger Lightroom plugin on the screen

LensTagger Lightroom plugin: A useful tool for fans of film photography and vintage lenses

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LensTagger is a very helpful plugin for Adobe Lightroom CC. It allows adding information to the Exif file within your image. Great for film and vintage lens users - this review shows a functioning workflow.

Morning Pages: My experience and the benefits…

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Martin Sketchley introduces us to the first job of his day, his 20-minute creation of "morning pages". Could you benefit from preparing your own morning pages?

Decent Exposure Part 2: Hand-held light meters and what they are good for

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The second part of our lightmeter review focuses on hand-held models, starting with the iconic Gossen Lunasix F and ending with Sekonic’s high-tech wonders…

Oops, I did it again. But is it really a good idea to develop...

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Film is enjoying a renaissance, especially among younger photographers. But do you process your own films? Have you entered the mysterious world of the darkroom? Jörg-Peter brings us up to date on home developing techniques...

Reject all: Perfect antidote to cookie crap

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Who enjoys ploughing through those intrusive cookie preference panels that bedevil every website these days? Is it time to push back and "reject all" once and for all? Mike gets on his high horse...

Quo vadis, good and faithful slide film?

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The real slide show is fast disappearing. Slide film and the once-mighty supporting paraphernalia, is slipping from us. All that will be left, soon, is the digital nomenclature of Powerpoint and slide show...

Back to basics with the MacBook Air

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Mike break's a long-standing aversion to buying the basic computer. Instead of ticking all the upgrade boxes, he's chosen the cheapest, the most basic MacBook Air. Will it prove sensible or will he regret that 256GB disk in particular...

Zeiss ZX1: a three-year wait but is it too late?

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Three years ago, when the Zeiss ZX1 was released, the promise of a fully featured full-frame camera with smartphone connectivity was almost science fiction. How does the camera fare when such features are now commonplate? Roderick Field takes a ZX1 on a canal trip to discover its potential...

Parker 51: The Leica M3 of the pen world offers a peerless writing experience

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5 YEARS AGO ON MACFILOS What were you up to five years ago? Well, I was enjoying a reunion with the iconic (overused word, that,...

Adobe Enhance with Leica Q2 images: Another look

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Adobe's new Lightroom Enhance feature slipped in almost unnoticed. We've looked at it before, but how does it fare when used with two types of image from the high-resolution Leica Q2?

Adobe’s new Super Resolution Enhance: One for the test bed

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Lightroom's new super-resolution Enhance option really does do what it says on the tin. It crept in with little fanfare but is capable of truly amazing results, says John Shingleton...