Richard Bernabe Named Antarctic Ambassador

Richard Bernabe Named Antarctic Ambassador

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Richard Bernabe Named Antarctic Ambassador

Antarctic Ambassador

Antarctic Ambassador

Richard Bernabe was recently named an Antarctic Ambassador by the IAATO, an international organization that promotes safe and environmentally responsible travel to Antarctica and the Antarctic Region of the world.

The Ambassador program was created as a part of IAATO’s Mission and Vision in 2016 to create a corps of Ambassadors to advocate for the Antarctica region, it’s environment, and the wildlife that calls Antarctica home. You can learn more about the IAATO Ambassador Program on their website, Facebook Page, or Instagram feed. You can also Meet the Ambassadors on their site.

Richard has traveled many times to Antarctica over the past decade, leading expeditions and photography tours with National Geographic and Muench Workshops. He will continue to travel to this pristine contenent to bring back stories and images for years to come.

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Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. 

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KelbyOne Outdoor Photography Conference

KelbyOne Outdoor Photography Conference

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KelbyOne Outdoor Photography Conference

Before you read what I’ve written below, be sure to first watch the video posted above. That should be enough inspire you to join me and 17 top notch photography professionals for the KelbyOne Outdoor Photography Conference on May 18 and 19, 2021. This is the third KelbyOne Live Event I’ve had the privilege of participating in (Landscape and Wildlife as well) with each event professionally produced and packed with some of the best photography instruction you will find anywhere on the Internet. 

I will be presenting a course on “Wildscapes: Fusing Wildlife and Landscape Photography” on Wednesday, May 19 but there is so much more than just my class. There are courses on outdoor sports photography, macro photography, astro photography, underwater photography, environmental portraits, post processing and many many others. See the entire schedule here.

Register here and get the early-registration special before the event begins. Watch the event live on your computer or at your convenience. Each class is recorded so you can go back and watch any class you like at any time. 

See you there!

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Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. 

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Skylum Software Releases Luminar AI

Skylum Software Releases Luminar AI

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Skylum Software Releases Luminar AI

Luminar AI

Skylum Luminar AI

This week, Skylum Software released their newest version of the Luminar image editing application, Luminar AI. Available as a standalone product for Mac and Windows and as a plug-in for Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photos for MacOS, Luminar AI added 13 AI features to the previous version. Luminar AI includes all the most powerful tools for professionals but also makes image editing easy for beginners. It makes editing so easy, in fact, that advanced photographers might think it’s more of the toy than a professional image-editing tool. They would be wrong.

Technically, Luminar AI is not an upgrade to Luminar 4. It’s a completely new product although there is enough familiarity with the layout and tools that it might feel like “Luminar 5.”

Luminar AI

Luminar AI is intended to help photographers reduce editing time behind the computer and allow them to focus solely on the results and not necessarily the process. A big addition is the Templates module for one-click processing based on a series of editing recipes for various types of photographs. The Edit Module is similar to Luminar 4 but with quite a few additions including Composition AI which gives recommendations on cropping and the amount of negative space. I’m proud to say I contributed with this particular feature as a Global Ambassador for Skylum Software.

Other AI features – in addition to Composition AI – include Body AI, Atmosphere AI, Augmented Sky AI, Accent AI, Sky AI, Bokeh AI (coming very soon), and Iris AI. The intelligent features are meant to help you make your images look their very best while spending the least amount of time behind the computer.

Luminar AI is now available as either a one-time purchase that you own forever or as a Luminar X Membership which comes with photography courses, new and fresh templates and skies, and more.

Buy your copy of Luminar AI here!

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Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. 

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Kelby One Landscape Photography Conference

Kelby One Landscape Photography Conference

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Kelby One Landscape Photography Conference

Join me and other top photography pros for an exciting two-day Live Online Landscape Photography Conference with Kelby One on September 8 and 9, 2020. This in-depth training will focus specifically on you and your landscape photography! This digital conference will teach the techniques, tricks, and secrets that you need to know to get flawless landscapes images everytime!

If you would like to be a part of this exciting and educational LIVE event, you can Register Here.

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Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. 

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Richard Named Global Ambassador for Skylum Software

Richard Named Global Ambassador for Skylum Software

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Richard Named Global Ambassador for Skylum Software

Skylum Global Ambassador

Skylum Software

Richard Bernabe was recently named one of Skylum Software’s Global Ambassadors. Skylum, a software company based in Bellevue, Washington, is best known for the photo editing software programs Aurora HDR and Luminar.

Luminar in particular has become one of Richard’s favorite image editing tools. Available as a stand-alone product or a Photoshop or Lightroom plug-in, it’s a powerful, feature-rich, one-time purchase (no subscriptions) for professional raw and jpeg image editing and asset management solution.

Richard’s Thoughts

Luminar is a great stand-alone raw converter and image editing tool that requires no monthly subscription. You buy it, you own it. It also couples seamlessly as a plug-in for both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop so you use these powerful tools to augment what editing tools you’re already accustomed to using and your existing libraries and organization.

My favorite feature in Luminar 4 is the AI Accent slider, a tool not found in Lightroom or Photoshop. AI Accent uses artificial intelligence to evaluate the image then “fix” any possible editing problems I might have missed. Too much contrast? Shadows too dark? Colors oversaturated? AI Accent makes changes based on its inelligent evaluation with a slider you control. You apply as little or as much as you like or you can ignore its recommendations altogether. I’ve found that if an image isn’t quite right and I can’t put my finger on why, AI Accent will find the fix for me. 

Richard Bernabe

Skylum Global Ambassador
Skylum Global Ambassador

Special Offer

To help mark the occasion of Richard representing Skylum Software and Luminar, there’s a special offer being extended to his followers and subscribers for just a limited time:

Luminar 4 Special Price: $64.00 USD versus the regular price of $89.00 USD

OR

Luminar 4 Extended Free Trial (30-day)

You choose which special offer is best for you. But remember, this will be available for a limited time only.

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Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. 

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Introducing the Canon EOS R5

Introducing the Canon EOS R5

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Introducing the Canon EOS R5

The Latest

July 10, 2020: I placed my order for two Canon EOS R5 cameras yesterday and I expect delivery early next month. You can expect a full hands-on review in early to mid-August.

July 9, 2020: The Canon EOS R5 and R6 are now available for preorder.

Canon made their official announcement today on both the R5 and R6. The first shipments of the R5 will begin on July 30, 2020 with a retail price of $3899.

June 5, 2020: Expected official announcement from Canon on July 2, 2020 where final spec details, price, and availability date will hopefully be announced. Stay tuned.

May 26, 2020: According to a report from Canon Rumors, the price of the Canon EOS R5 will be less than $4000 USD. Great news for those of us who are waiting for the release of this amazing camera.

April 20, 2020:Second EOS R5 development announcement from Canon. It’s been conformed that the sensor size is to be 8192 x 5461 pixels or 44.7 megapixels, validating the 45 MP rumors that had been floating around for some time. The camera will include 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization, working with existing IS on RF and EF lenses. There are lots of impressive video features that I am not too concerned about but many others might be. Adding some of these to the Specification List below.

There is still no word on the EOS R5 price or a release date but it was originally believed it would be available before the 2020 Summer Olympics. With the Olympics now postponed until 2021, who knows.

March 13, 2020: Canon has confirmed that the EOS R5 will support animal Auto Focus (AF) Animal AF can recognize animals and birds so the camera can not only precisely focus on the animal’s eye but the whole body in situations where the eye is not conspicuous. This is a huge boon for wildlife photographers.

Canon also announced that 8K video can be captured up to 30p in all 8K modes and will use Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus.

February 20, 2020: According to several well-placed sources, the new Canon EOS R5 will be available for purchase by late June – early July of 2020 before the Summer Olympics.

February 12, 2020: The Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera is currently under development, Canon has officially announced. This is the latest addition to Canon’s highly acclaimed and popular EOS R System.

Canon EOS R5

According to today’s announcement, the new Canon EOS R5 aims to expand the range of image expression by utilizing the features of the “EOS R System” to achieve even higher-speed continuous shooting and 8K video shooting. In addition, communication functions, operability, and reliability can be further improved, and workflow can be streamlined. With these functions, the basic concept of the EOS series, “rapid speed, comfort, and high image quality” is realized at a high level.

Specification List

  • 45 Megapixels, Full Frame
  • Newly-Developed Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 8K Video up to 30p in Canon RAW
  • Up to 12 fps with Mechanical Shutter, 20 fps with electronic shutter
  • The first Canon camera with 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS)
  • Dual media card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF available in both 8K and 4K recording modes.
  • Animal, eye and face detection

This was only an announcement that the Canon EOS R5 was now in production while many details about the new camera were not specified. We’ll all stay tuned for more over the coming months.

Canon also announced that it would be releasing seven new RF lenses and two RF lens extenders in 2020, including the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x.

 

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Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe. 

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