Organising My Photo Library

Currently, I’m working on writing a new book. It’s about how to manage your photo library in Lightroom. Included in the book is a chapter about reorganising a Lightroom Library that’s grown out of control. To illustrate the book, I’m using examples of my own image library that’s seen many changes over the past 20 … Continue reading Organising My Photo Library

Still No Photography but Plenty of Photos

As I mentioned last week, I haven’t been out with a camera since mid-March. That hasn’t changed this week, and I doubt it will change in the next few weeks; I have too many immediate deadlines to meet. I have though promised myself that when the deadlines are met, I’m going to take a short … Continue reading Still No Photography but Plenty of Photos

I Need a Photo Project

I’ll start by saying sorry for not publishing in April. There was simply too much happening in my life, and something had to give. Interestingly, now that I’ve caught up a little, I realise that I haven’t been out with a camera since mid-March. More worrying is that I haven’t really missed it. I think … Continue reading I Need a Photo Project

Soft Pastel Light is What I Want

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times over the years. For me, the best light for photographing the landscape happens after the sun has set. When the sun is above and near the horizon, the light can be wonderful and fills the landscape with drama. But it feels like someone shouting look at me, almost … Continue reading Soft Pastel Light is What I Want

Blue Hour on Stanage Edge

Yesterday after lunch, I headed over to Stanage Edge in the Peak District to meet a friend. The weather forecast looked good, and I was hopeful for a repeat of the great light from a couple of weeks ago on Carhead Rocks. After meeting up at Stanage, we spent an hour walking the edge to … Continue reading Blue Hour on Stanage Edge

Experimenting with DxO PureRAW 2

This week was quite hectic. I was testing out a beta version of the new PureRAW 2 software from DxO. Not only that, but I was also trying to piece together a video for YouTube to coincide with the launch on Wednesday. Fortunately, everything went to plan, and the video was released on time. If … Continue reading Experimenting with DxO PureRAW 2

Dramatic Light in the Peak District

Despite struggling to work up any enthusiasm for photography (as mentioned last week), I did get out on Saturday, meeting up with another photographer. It was great to get out and clear my head, and we ended up at Carhead Rocks in the Peak District. Looking back at my images now, I’m very pleased that … Continue reading Dramatic Light in the Peak District

Still Working Through Higger Tor Photos

With everything that’s going on (or wrong) in the world currently I don’t feel much like doing photography, and I’m sure a lot of others feel the same way. I’ll therefore keep this one brief to share a recent photo and let you know about a new video series on YouTube. View from Higger Tor … Continue reading Still Working Through Higger Tor Photos

Atmosphere is Vital in Landscape Photography

There was a time, not too long ago, when I was obsessed with the need to prevent highlight clipping when processing my photos. I tried hard not to clip the shadows or highlights when capturing the shot. Then when processing the RAW file, I tried to display a full tonal range, but avoid clipping. The … Continue reading Atmosphere is Vital in Landscape Photography

DxO PhotoLab 5 is a Fuji Game-Changer

I was up and out this morning at 6:00am, heading over to Higger Tor in the Peak District. The weather forecast looked promising, but as I headed into the Peaks the fog thickened. Unfortunately, by the time the fog had lifted the sun was well up. Even then, when I thought that the sky was … Continue reading DxO PhotoLab 5 is a Fuji Game-Changer