Catching Up: More programs


Much is the same, but I do have some things to tell you about.

Lensbaby Velvet 85

It was sent back to Lensbaby last week, sadly. I often miss lenses or gear when they go back and then not think of them again. Rarely does one go back that I think, yes I really have to have that.

It is what has happened with this one. I have to admit I was given a great deal and have now ordered one for myself. I couldn’t pass it up, so you now know what I’m getting for Christmas.

Taken with the Lensbaby Velvet 85


I was told today that it looks like I will get my new camera just before Christmas. I’m excited about that as well. Christmas could be fantastic this year. New lens and a D850.

Facebook page – The Photographer’s Mentor

This page is going so well. There are now over 1000 likes which seems fantastic since starting it just over 4 weeks ago.

This week I’m hoping to start something new with it and give people a challenge to do each weekend, or for that week. I started a group for the page so I want people to start using it. I know that people like photo challenges, and I hope they are interested in this.

The Photographer’s Mentor

Another Facebook Page

It is true, though this one I’m getting paid to look after. It is an interesting thing to do. The page is for Struman Optics. I am managing the Facebook and Instagram feeds.

The page is primarily to sell their phone lenses, which I think are amazing, but also to help people improve their photography with their phones. If you click on the photo it will take you to the page.

The goal is to make it a great resource for anyone wanting to do phone photography.

I do want to say, that I will never promote something that I don’t think is good. These lenses have been going with me everywhere. The case is great, it protects them, but also means you can just put them in your pocket or bag and go. Plus the phone covers are a brilliant idea.

Luminar 2018 by Macphun

Here is another program for you to try out. It isn’t a new program, but it is fairly new to Windows. Unfortunately it doesn’t have all the same things as the Mac version, but I’m told that they are coming.

Once again, this is an affiliation, so if you download it or purchase it I get a bit of a kick back. Not a lot but something.  If you would like to take a look, here is the link Luminar 2018 by Macphun

There is a special on, but ends tonight I think. There are some pre-order pricing specials, so go and take a look.

I played around with the software this morning and did a short video so you can see what it is like. It really was the first time I had used it, so see what you think.


Well, that is all really. I hope you are having a good week. I’m off to work on MM now.

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    1. I think you would love it Julie, would be so good for what you photograph. You better be good, so Santa will be nice. Thank you Julie.

  1. You are a brilliant photographer. Of course your site is popular 🙂

    I want that Lens too. I keep looking at it and if I ever have any money again in this life, it’s the next on my list Lensbaby makes one for the 4/3 format … but I think the equivalency isn’t the same — seems to be a 58mm for this format.

    1. I hope you get the money Marilyn, it is a great one, I thought it would be a lot longer for the smaller sensor. I guess you will have to wait to see, I will keep my fingers crossed for you Marilyn.

      Thank you so much as well.

  2. Interesting topics Leanne. I was especially interested to hear that you like the Lansbaby 85 so much!

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