Over the last year I have become a really big fan of several of the Nik software plug-ins for the Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom programs. In particular, Silver EFX Pro 2, Viveza 2 and Nik Sharpener Pro 3 have become indispensable tools in my image workflow. Not to mention the amazing and very popular Snapseed for the iPhone; which we had a tone of fun with on my last workshop to Iceland earlier this year. I will have more to say about Snapseed in a future blog post; suffice to say for now that this is one amazing application for photographers.
Post production work can be a major consumer of my time so I like to try and minimize my time spent in front of the computer wherever possible and these plug-ins from Nik allow me to more quickly reach the finished result I am after. The guys at Nik Software got wind that I was super keen on these time saving plug-ins and Scott Sheppard from Nik Radio and I hooked up a week or so ago to do an interview via Skype about the workshops and expeditions I lead and all manner of other photography related topics. It was a lot of fun and a great chance to chat about not only the Nik range of products and their use in my photography, but also my own thoughts on the craft of photography, workshops and expeditions and of course the inevitable gear talk that goes along with anything photography related.
If you are a subscriber to the Nik Radio Podcast you can download the interview directly in iTunes. If you are not yet a subscriber then simply open iTunes and type Nik Radio into the search bar in the iTunes store for a direct link to the Nik Radio Podcast. There are some fantastic interviews with Pro photographers in there and best of all its free. If you don’t have (or want) iTunes you can download an MP3 of the interview HERE for playback in the program of your choice. The download is around 20 megabytes. Enjoy.