Focus Stacking


  One of the great advantages of small sensor cameras for the Landscape photographer is the increased depth of field that can be achieved, even at relatively wide apertures. For example, I shoot most of my landscapes with the Olympus EM5 set to f/8.0 where the image quality is still excellent and depth of field [...]

Friday Image No.76


I thought for this week’s Friday Image I would share a photo I shot during a recent holiday in Dorset. This is the beach just outside Bournemouth and was one of the few times that it stopped raining. The wind however was ferocious pretty much the entire time. I have decided to share both the [...]

Gamut Warnings in Photoshop and Vivez


I was recently editing an image with Nik Viveza when I noticed some silvery dots appearing. When I zoomed in to 100% magnification I could see these dots a little larger and they seemed to be covering areas of very saturated colour. The Gamut warning feature was back, or perhaps it never went away. Gamut [...]

Friday Image No.75


I have been very pleasantly surprised recently, at just how well the Merge to Panorama feature is working in Lightroom. The image you see above is three vertical shots taken on the Olympus EM5 at 12mm. When I first tried the stitch I used Photoshop, which made a complete mess. This version though was done [...]

Plaiting Fog


Here in the UK there is a term “plaiting fog”, used when something is very difficult to do. One example of this is photographing and enhancing fog and mist. In a previous post I mentioned that I had been processing a number of images that featured mist, or at least they had when I had [...]

New Book Launch – Black & White Mastery


I’m pleased to announce the launch of my new book “Black & White Mastery: Adobe Lightroom Edition”. The book is aimed at the beginning and intermediate black and white photographer, who wants to get the most from Lightroom. No other plug-in’s, software or filters are involved; everything is done in Lightroom. As with all my [...]

Friday Image No.74


After a long layoff from producing Stock & Calendar Photography, I decided that it’s time to work through my huge back catalogue of image. I have been busy picking those I like in order to process and keyword the images. I have to admit that I have surprised myself with how much I like some [...]