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Join us as we try and make sense of the 6,000 buttons in Photoshop that all seem to do the same thing - the wrong thing. We're in this together. As we learn something, you learn something. There'll be no holding hands but it will be fun. Oh, and sorry about the horse head but one of us is having a bad hair day.

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Fast Deanna

Another Russell Brown Update (Image Processor Pro)

You’ll recall that back in the day we modified Russell Brown’s Image Processor Pro plugin to be more inline with what we wanted. Now we’re not coders here. Sure we used to be. But back then COBOL was cool (COBOL was never cool). Anyway, with the update to CC2015 Adobe […]

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An Epic New Zealand Adventure

An Epic New Zealand Adventure

Christmas 2014 and we find ourselves in New Zealand. We’re not sure how because we were supposed to be in Patagonia but hey, there’s nothing to complain about a 2 weeks trip down under is there? Here we present some of the photos we took during our little jaunt. It […]

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Photoshop Mystery

UPDATED: To the library, and bring the candlestick!

‘Twas a dark and stormy night. Or something like that. Certainly there was a bump, something in the force that only Obi could feel, and crawling on the planet’s face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space. Well maybe. In what just might be […]

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Lunar Eclipse Over Temple

Tutorial: Capturing The Lunar Eclipse

Buy this print here. We’re honored, thank you. The above image, while not exactly viral, has netted 5000 views in 2 days. That’s a record for us here at ScaresMe. So, to repay your kindness, we thought we’d document how we processed the image. That way, when the next one […]

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Review: Nikon D750 can see in the dark

Review: Nikon D750 can see in the dark

Firstly, yes we know this is a terrible photo. It’s not supposed to be the best Milkyway you’ve ever seen. It was taken as a test shot for the new Nikon D750. Let’s start by talking about what you know about the Milkway. We’re¬†guessing there’s 3 basic things. Firstly, its […]

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Summit in the background

Summiting Shasta.

Mount Shasta, an active volcano in the northern part of California. One of 22 peaks in the contiguous United States (a.k.a the Lower 48) to stand over 14,000 feet tall ¬†(or 2.6 miles or 4267 metres if you prefer). At 14,179ft it’s just a tad shy of the California giant […]

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Can anyone spot the focus point?

Review (Sony NEX 6): Our Sony NEX 6 weekend at a Kentucky Derby party

We’re still hunting for the perfect big sensor point and shoot for the long hikes we take. You can see how we summed up our interactions with the Fuji X-Pro1 (ambivalent), Nikon V1 (liked), and the Olympus EP-2 (hated) at the various links. Last weekend was the chance for Sony’s […]

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Final Power Setup

Tutorial: Powering a GoPro for days with external power and an intervalometer

Adding additional power to a GoPro is easy – you simply buy the GoPro Extended Battery or you plug an external source into the mini USB hub. Unless that is, you want to do something extreme, then you need to give it a bit more thought. The Problem We’re carrying […]

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See our RAW San Jose interview

See our RAW San Jose interview

Wow, I had no idea my eyes were so buggy, my nose so big. And where did that scar come from? Still, I like this. Thanks

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Tutorial: Building a Smaller 1st Person GoPro Hiking Rig

Tutorial: Building a Smaller 1st Person GoPro Hiking Rig

This is a follow-0n post to our previous tutorial. The rig works well on wide open trails but is a little awkward getting in and out of the car, and is a total nightmare when trying to use it in overgrown forests and other ‘tight’ spaces. So, we redesigned it! […]

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RAW Artists: San Jose – a night in 2 mins

RAW Artists: San Jose – a night in 2 mins

As you know RAW were kind enough to invite us to exhibit some of our more unusual images at their latest show in downtown San Jose. The evening was a blast. To celebrate the event we decided to make a video of the entire evening from set-up to take-down. Unfortunately […]

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Ready to Hike

Tutorial: Building a 1st person backpacking GoPro rig

We’re off up a big mountain soon and figured it would be cool to film the whole process. The hike should take 3 days so there’s no point making a movie, instead stop motion is required. We’re going to carry two cameras for this, one pointing where we’re going, the […]

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