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 break to do some actually photography.

Fortunately, I have many, many images in my photo library that have yet to be processed. Here’s one from Formby that I shot back in December on a stormy day and which I recently developed. I love the intense, dramatic light.

Winter storm light on Formby Beach

This image is two photos stitched together. Both were short handheld at 1/80” using a Fuji XT3 with Fuji 16-80 lens at f/13.0 and ISO160. I also used a 3 stop reverse ND grad filter on the sky.

Free Affinity Photo Course

If you are wondering what’s currently taking all my time, there are a few big things. Two that I can share here are:

  1. I’m working on another book. This time it’s about how to organise and manage your photo collection using Lightroom. This isn’t a book coldly explaining all the features in the Lightroom Library. Instead, it’s a practical book on using the Lightroom Library module to organise photography. I’m aiming to have this released in July this year.
  2. The other thing is that I’ve been working on is a beginners Affinity Photo course which I’ve been publishing on YouTube. If you haven’t seen it, lesson 4 was published yesterday. The links to all four lessons so far are below.

Lesson 1: The Basics

Lesson 2: Export & Adjustment Layers

Lesson 3: Essential Tools

Lesson 4: Filters and Live Filters

I hope you like the photo and videos and have a great weekend.

2 thoughts on “Still No Photography but Plenty of Photos

  1. Just in case you need something else to do on a rainy day…..
    Are you familiar with Graphic Converter (Mac only, I’m afraid) from Lemkesoft . de? About $40 or €35. I’ve been using it for years to manage my photo library, including key wording, captioning, etc. It does a lot more than that, but I’ve never explored the editing features. Its best feature, however, is probably the responsiveness of the developer. If you check it out, I’d like to hear your opinion.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.