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New Facebook Group – Algarve Photo Fun

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I couldn’t help but notice that there isn’t really a public open Facebook Group for budding photographers to share their photos here in the Algarve, so I created one.

The intention is to get more people involved in Photography and share their snaps online. This isn’t just for people with expensive equipment, as you may know, I love the challenge of Smartphone photography so all formats are welcome in the group.

There will be some fun themed competitions running on there and also a weekly selection of the Group Cover Photo. The group is public and open to anyone, you don’t even have to live in the Algarve, maybe you’ve been on holiday and want to share your photos!

Once the group establishes itself, I will also run competitions for free places on my Workshops

The group can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/algarvephotofun/

My 500mm F/4 Is Finally Back From Nikon!

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Almost 4 months ago, disaster struck when the tripod collar snapped on my Nikon 500mm f/4, my main weapon for my wildlife photography (see post here).

Once I found out how to get it to Nikon from Portugal, it eventually made it´s way to Nikon´s service centre in Barcelona where it has seemed to take a lifetime to return.

Yesterday, I had the call from FNAC (Electronics shop and Nikon dealer) that it was ready for collection!

As it’s been serviced, I’m just performing an Auto Focus Fine Tune using Reikan FoCal and good to go! First stop, to try and find the Short Eared Owl I spotted locally.

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Calibrating the AF Fine Tune with Reikan FoCal

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Some Of My Images Are Now Available On Alamy

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I have signed up with the stock agency giant, Alamy. In the future, I’ll be publishing not only Wildlife and Nature photography, but also other stock images that I believe will sell.

This is a new venture for me and to make stock photography work means a lot of time behind the camera with different artistic approaches. This gives me a lot of enthusiasm and excitement to pick the camera up.

My Alamy stock library, which will grow over time, can be found HERE.


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I’m Now Available On Instagram!

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When Instagram was first launched, I didn’t like it. Their terms and conditions made me feel nervous about the ownership of the images being shared. I kept my distance.

Up until now I’ve remained very distant and only recently took a look and realised just how big this Social Media platform is. It made me feel I was missing out on a tool to further share my work.

@craigrogersphotography on Instagram

Therefore, I’ve moved into the future, well the slight past and activated my Instagram Profile tied with my Facebook Page.

If you are an Instagram user (and it appears maybe I’m the only person on the planet that wasn’t) please follow my Instagram Account. Both published photos and behind the scenes photos will appear on my feed.

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Adobe Lightroom: Big Changes Ahead!

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It’s no hidden fact that Adobe has been pushing for Cloud based dominance in the Photo Post-Production world and this news really shows for the hard work behind the scenes. Will I like and use it? Maybe not, but at least (for now) there is still the good old way.

Adobe has announced that the “All-New” Lightroom CC will be very much a cloud based solution with Apps designed to work seamlessly cross-platform whether that be Desktop, Mobile, Web or even a bit of all of them.

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