I have been eargly awaiting the release of Aurora HDR 2018 which has been released in the last few weeks. To do a demo, I  used a landscape photo I took at the il Tartufo restaurant near Arrowtown, NZ during a work trip. The photo is two stitched images which were stitched in Lightroom and had some very minor editing conducted to the image.  The image was duplicated and edited in Aurora HDR 2018 where I picked the "Landscape Enhanced Preset" but made no other changes. Left is old image, right is Aurora HDR.

The Blue Pools track is another must visit if you are on the South Island and near the Mount Aspiring National Park. The Blue River itself is a small river which flows within the Mount Aspiring National Park. The head of the river is south-east of the main range near the Mountain Eyetooth, and later on, the north and south branch join to form the main Blue River. Prior to the Blue River flowing into the Makrora river, it passes through a narrow gorge which is known as the 'Blue Pools'.

You've been snapping away with your nifty little point and shoot camera for a while now and you've discovered you really like taking pictures and want to get more creative and have more control over your photos. Naturally the next step is to upgrade to an SLR camera. But which one? There is a ridiculous number of products out there with all sorts of buttons and dials that do this or that. This article attempts to give a brief overview of the things that are actually important