About Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas is a professional fine art photographer and writer specialising in photography related instructional books as well as travel writing and street photography. 

Photography related Bits and Pieces for Nov 4th

Here's a few photography related things of interest that I've come across over the last week that you may want to check out.

Photography Week Magazine

Photography Week for iPad

Photography week is a new iPad only, all digital weekly photography magazine from Future Publishing in the UK. You can find it on the App store and I have to say it's pretty damn good. First of all it's weekly, but more importantly, they've also embraced the digital only format and made it quite interactive. There are lots of videos embedded and the layout is quite nice. More importantly, it's very readable and the photography looks great especially on a retina iPad. I read a good few magazines on the iPad and I have to say, this is one of the best implementations I've seen in a while. (Total Film is another one that uses the format quite well, and coincidentally, also Future Publishing. )

Jeffrey’s “Metadata-Viewer Preset Editor” Lightroom Plugin

This is a godsend to address one of the annoying shortcomings of Lightroom. If you're editing metadata in Lightroom you can only choose from the pre-set templates of what metadata is on view at any one time. Which means if you are editing a batch of photos and you need to edit specific fields that are only viewable in the ling list of full IPTC data for example you have to keep scrolling. In Aperture you can create your own presets for this view so you can just see the metadata fields you want. Well, this plug in brings the same functionality to Lightroom. If you don't know what I'm talking about don't worry, this probably is of no use to you, but if you were looking for a way to do this, well this plug-in is your answer.

Shooting Fall Landscapes with Moose Peterson

This is a great new video course over on Kelby training that I've been watching over the (soggy) weekend. It's legendary Wildlife and Landscape photographer Moose Peterson discussing shooting Fall colour. It's quite comprehensive and Moose is a great teacher. As a big fan of Autumn colour myself, I loved watching this course. Check it out if you're a Kelby Training online Subscriber.

The Photography Geek

Last but not least, check out my Tumblr blog, the photography geek. I've given it a fresh lick of paint and I've decided to shake it up a little. I had been using it as a place to post links etc but now I'm going to gear it as more of a companion to this blog. So think of it as a directors commentary or behind the scenes companion. I'll post pictures there fairly regularly without the commentary and story (which you may prefer) as well as links of interest. Anyway, please stop by and if you're a Tumblr subscriber follow my blog.

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