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Paul Skidmore

Paul Skidmore
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Paul loves traveling and photography. He is also a Lightroom and Photoshop expert and likes to test new photo software, apps, and gear. Paul frequently shares his travel photography tips on his travel blog and writes for known photography publications.
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Wiral LITE Review – Create Motion Shots & Timelapses Like a Pro

Wiral LITE Review – testing this amazing easy cable cam system and looking at how it could transform your photography and video capture.
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What can we expect from Luminar 4? Luminar 4 Release date and new features

Luminar 4 Release Date – what can we expect from the latest version of Luminar – the quality post-processing software from Skylum.

Sirv Review – Advanced Image Management and Delivery

Sirv Review Image management and optimization are vital in modern digital businesses. In this Sirv review, we look at...
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BenQ PD3220U Review

BenQ is a premier manufacturer of monitors and other computer peripherals including projectors, and accessories. Their range of high-quality monitors is hugely...

The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives

best photoshop alternatives Photoshop is the dominant raster graphics creation program. In this article, however, we look at the...
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Master Aperture Priority To Take Your Photography To The Next Level

Aperture priority mode on a DSLR camera is a superb setting that gives you great control. Using aperture priority mode you can control the depth of field of a photo, but also inversely the shutter speed too. Aside from full manual mode, aperture priority is one of the best DSLR camera settings to choose. Using this setting you can create superb photos with varying depths of field - this can create some fantastic end results and professional looking shots.
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What To Photograph In Salzburg – Alpine landscapes, Mozart, and More!

Salzburg is a historical city and played an important role in European history. This was the birthplace of Mozart and a seat of great power. We look at what this awesome city has to offer. Furthermore, we look at what to photograph in Salzburg including the Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mozart’s birthplace, and the awe-inspiring Mirabel Palace and Gardens.
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Best SD Card Recovery Software

SD cards are a vital aspect of digital photography. We use SD cards as digital storage. Furthermore, these small cards can hold...
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ON1 Review: The Latest Photo RAW 2020 Release (Plus: 20% OFF)

In this On1 Photo Raw Review, our contributor and photographer Paul Skidmore reviews the new features of the On1 Photo Editor and looks at the upcoming On1 photo RAW 2019. See sample images, screenshots, get a free trial and if you like to buy the software we got an exclusive 20% off with coupon code "PHOTOWORKOUT" for you!

15 Photography Lessons for Kids

15 photography lessons for kids In today’s modern world, it is difficult to teach your children new skills. It...
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ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019 Review — Did It Stack Up?

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019 is a dual purpose program – it can be used as both a photo management tool and an advanced photo editing tool. The management tools are superb and allow you to easily organize and catalog your snaps. Furthermore, the editing is of high quality and allows you to produce some excellent end products. In this review, we analyze the different aspects of this brilliant program.
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How To Photograph Memorials – Useful Tips, Tricks, and Considerations

Memorials are structures that commemorate a certain event or action. War memorials, for example, commemorate those who lost their lives during particular battles or war theatres. Photographing these places can be extremely tricky – there are many considerations to look at. In this guide, we provide information on how to photograph memorials including composition, respect, and post-processing.

Smartphone vs Camera – Which Device Should You Really Be Using?

Which is your go-to choice when faced with the option of shooting with a smartphone vs a camera?...

Comparing the 10 Best Smartphone Cameras in 2019

We look at the best smartphone cameras 2019 has to offer including popular models such as the Samsung Galaxy S10, Apple iPhone XS, and the Huawei P30 Pro. These smartphones represent the latest in technological developments and have superb cameras. The resolution and features of these smartphone cameras now rival many DSLR models and provide photographers with additional choice when selecting a device.

11 Best Slideshow Makers: Make Awesome Slideshows The Easy Way

Comparing the best slideshow software to showcase your photos. Making a slideshow of your photos? Want to know what...
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Travel Photography Tips You Can Use Right Now To Take Better Photos

Travel photography is a unique experience – those who enjoy this hobby can explore our vast and beautiful world and capture special moments and landscapes with their cameras. We provide a host of useful travel photography tips for your benefit. We look at photography in the context of travel, and how you can take some outstanding photos whilst still enjoying yourself and your adventures.
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What To Do In Ljubljana? Don’t Miss Lake Bled Or These Other Top Spots!

Finding what to do in Ljubljana is easy – this city and the country of Slovenia has an abundance of historical sites and gorgeous landscapes. Lake Bled, for example, is a stunning glacial body of water. On the other hand, you could stroll through the city and see the castle or admire the river from the three bridges.
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Luminar Flex Review – This Plugin Will Simplify Your Workflow

Luminar Flex is an exceptional plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Photos. Using this plugin you can quickly apply automatic edits to your photos. Furthermore, you can mimic different photo styles and turn them into artistic compositions.
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Luminar 3.1 Review – Modern Raw Photo Editor

In our Luminar 3.1 Review, we look at this latest iteration of the popular editing program from Skylum. Luminar 3.1 brings a whole host of new features. It allows users to quickly and efficiently edit RAW photos. Using the editing features, beautiful end pieces can be made. Furthermore, Luminar also has basic photo management features to catalog your images.
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AirMagic Review – Automated Editing Software For Drone Photography

AirMagic is a fantastic tool that can be used to quickly edit your aerial photography. You can greatly speed up the editing process and improve the quality of multiple drone photos in an instant. If you regularly use drones for your photography, you can benefit from AirMagic’s excellent AI technology.

ON1 Resize Review: An Incredible Tool for Enlarging Photos (and More!)

In our ON1 Resize review, we discuss the benefits of this amazing resizing tool. Discover the power of ON1 Resize 2018.
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The Best Places to Photograph in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most intriguing and beautiful cities in Europe. It is renowned for its plethora of bizarre and extravagant architectural marvels such as Antonio Gaudi's various creations. Moreover, it has a fantastic history and is bursting with places to photograph.
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Aurora HDR 2019 vs Photomatix Pro 6.1

Aurora HDR 2019 and Photomatix Pro 6.1 are two of the main HDR processing programs available on the market today. We take a close comparative look at these two pieces of software and see what they both have to offer.
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10 Top Lightroom Alternatives To Try In 2019

Lightroom is often considered the pinnacle of photo editing. There are plenty of Lightroom alternatives however that has just as much functionality and features. We explore Lightroom alternatives such as ON1 Photo Raw 2019, Luminar 3 and Capture One.
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What to Photograph in Venice?

Venice is a photographers dream. If you are wondering what to photograph in Venice then look no further. We discuss popular attractions and sites such as the Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. We also explore the architecture and waterways of this beautiful Italian city.
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Best Photo Printers under $200

We reviewed the best photo printers under $200 dollars. Plus, they come from reliable manufacturers such as Epson, Hewlett Packard, Canon and Dymo.
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The Best Portrait Photography Lenses in 2019 [Ultimate Guide]

Which portrait photography lens is right for you? Discover the absolute best portrait photography lenses out there (in 2019!). We give you all the tools you need to choose the perfect portrait lens for your needs.
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Essential Travel Photography Gear

Venturing out into our world on a photography mission requires a host of specialized gear. We look at essential travel photography gear every enthusiast must have such as the Joby Gorillapod, the Lexar Professional SD card, and the Evecase hard shell camera bag.
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Best Places to Photograph in London

Discover the best photo spots in London. Paul covered the 14 must see/photograph places in the capital city of his home country: London.
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Photobox Valentines Gifts Review

Valentine ’s Day approaches! Let the mad rush commence to buy your beloved a present and card. Why not consider an alternative gift? In this Photobox Valentines gifts review, we look at some cool ideas such as personalized cushions, mugs, photo books and retro Polaroid prints!
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Headshot Photography Tips

There is a fine line of difference between headshot photography & portraitures. Discover 10 easy to implement headshot photography tips.
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Setting Photography Goals for 2019 to Improve your Photography Skills

Creating photography goals for 2019 can really help give you focus - it can also help drastically improve your skills and knowledge. In this article, we look at 7 different goals that you could set, such as creating a photography blog, starting a 100 strangers project, and enrolling in a photography course.
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Affinity Photo Review

Affinity Photo is a superb photo editing program. In our Affinity Photo review, we dissect this editing software and see what you can expect in terms of post-processing and re-touching. We try out the program and also create some image samples of our own using its editing tools.
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What to Photograph in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is a unique and fascinating place. It is packed full of history, culture and entertainment. From the bright lights and gaudiness of the red light district to the calm and beautiful canals there is something for everyone. We look at what to photograph in Amsterdam and provide some useful photography tips.
PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate Review

Paint Shop Pro 2019 Ultimate Review

Our PaintShop Pro 2019 review contains an in-depth look at this photo editing softare and what it has to offer for the average photographer.
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What to Photograph in Thailand?

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia. When looking at what to photograph in Thailand, you have much to consider. In this article, I share Thailand photography tips. Moreover, I share subjects that I have photographed here such as temples, beaches, mangrove forests, and limestone rock formations.
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What to Photograph in Iceland?

Iceland is one of the most naturally beautiful locations in the world. It has a varied landscape like nowhere else. You can trek through luscious national parks and then stroll on black volcanic beaches. In this article, we look at what to photograph in Iceland together with useful Iceland photography tips.
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Topaz Studio Review

Topaz Studio is a fantastic photo editor that allows you to put a myriad of different effects on your images. Moreover the program has a plethora of editing tools and presets to transform your image into something truly wonderful.
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Best Photo to Painting Software (6 Top Picks)

We look at how to make a photo look like a painting using a variety of programs and apps including Photoshop, GIMP, Paint.net and Tuxpi.
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How to Optimize your Images for Google Search – Images SEO Best Practice

Optimizing images is of vital importance for SEO rankings, especially with Google. This article looks at how you can optimize your images for Google Search including filename, file size, captions and other useful techniques.

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