Friday Image No.179

Friday Image No.179

This week I’m doing something a little different. I’m sharing this image, not because I think it’s great, but because I had to make something out of nothing. If you’re interested, here is the starting image. The reason for my problem is that I haven’t had much time recently to shoot new work. The weather [...]

Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder First Thoughts

Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder First Thoughts

Last week I posted about my recent purchased of a Kase filter holder kit. This was to replace my 100mm Lee Filter holder. Since switching to use the glass Kase Wolverine filters I had been using them with the Lee holder with replacement Kase slots. But the problem I have with the Lee filter holder [...]

New Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder

New Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder

Last year I made the decision to switch filter systems. At the time I was using the Lee 100mm system and the Lee Seven5 system for smaller cameras (I still use the Seven5 with Micro43 cameras and my pocket camera because of the size). I had been a long time Lee Filter user and had [...]

DxO Photolab and DNG

DxO Photolab and DNG

I have been experimenting with DxO Photolab again. I really like the software but before I can commit to buying it, I need it to support the Fuji XTrans RAW file format. If I can’t process the Fuji X-T2 files, it’s only going to work for a fraction of the images I shoot. Then I [...]

Friday Image No. 176

Friday Image No. 176

Some of the best light you can find as a photographer is in a storm. But you don’t want to be in the storm, you want to be on the edge looking in. That’s something you can’t plan for; you need to get lucky. And so it was with this shot looking across Derwentwater. Here [...]

New On1 Editing Video Published on YouTube

New On1 Editing Video Published on YouTube

I’m off to speak at Wilmslow Guild Photographic Society tonight. Fortunately, I managed to publish my latest video tutorial on YouTube before I must leave. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUb6yNADSrE If you watched my previous tutorial about using the On1 Masking tools, this tutorial goes a step further. It demonstrates how impressive On1 can be when using these masking [...]

Friday Image No.175

Friday Image No.175

Let’s start with a big apology; the Friday image this week is late and I'm sorry. I know, it’s Saturday but it's been a very, very busy week. Despite this, I still wanted to share the image I had earmarked. I shot this a couple of weeks back on an icy trip to the Lake [...]