Friday Image No.119


Christmas is almost here and I’m going to take a break. I will be back in the New Year with lots more information and videos. I would like to leave you with the image above which I captured the other morning in the Peak District. Here’s to a great 2017’s photography for everyone. Save

Lenscraft Free Christmas Gift 2016


Every year I like to provide a free Christmas Gift for Photographers. This is my way of saying thank you to all those who have supported and continue to support my work. This year is no exception. This year the gift is a video course titled “Tools of the Darkroom Masters”. The course is 35 [...]

Friday Image No. 118


Yet another week over and we are rapidly approaching Christmas. Then it’s soon going to be New Year and I will be beating myself up that I haven’t achieved half of the things that I wanted to with this blog and my website (Lenscraft). When I select the image above to share I thought that [...]

Sharpening the Fuji X-T2 RAW


I have now been shooting with the Fuji X-T2 for a couple of months. Whilst I have only had a few outings, I’m very pleased with the results. I like the handling of the camera and also the lens quality despite a couple of problems. In fact, the 10-24 and 16-55 lenses are nothing short [...]

Friday Image No. 117


In my previous Friday Image post I shared an image from the Lake District which I had taken from the summit of Catbells. Shortly after I was on my way up Maiden Moor (next peak in the Newlands Horseshoe) when I spotted a balloon coming over the Helvellyn range. I watched for a while thinking [...]

Infrared Simulation Using Nik


I have seen many articles and videos over the years suggesting ways to create infrared simulations using regular colour photographs. Most of these fall short, possibly because the authors don’t appreciate the true characteristics of infrared. One example I read simply suggested using the channel mixer in Photoshop and using it to turn a blue [...]

Yet More Fuji Lens Issues


Some of you may recall the problems I experienced when I bought my Fuji XT1 together with a couple of lenses. Th Fuji 10-24 was excellent but the 18-135 was quite poor. In the end, I returned the 18-135 exchanging it for a 16-55 new and a 55-200 used lens. The 16-55 is amazing but [...]