Mastering Photoshop Luminosity Masks Course

Mastering Photoshop Luminosity Masks Course

Something that always seems to cause confusion amongst photographers, is Luminosity Masks. I think a lot of the confusion is down to people hyping the technique. There seems to be a lot of photographers that for whatever reason, want to make the subject confusing. Why does this appear to be the norm with many people [...]

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 [...]

Friday Image No. 178

Friday Image No. 178

In the sand dunes of Formby Beach stands a tall wooden structure. I’m not sure how tall it is but I would guess around 10m, perhaps more. At the top of the wooden structure is a large wooden triangle. What it’s for I have no idea, but it makes a great subject for a shot. [...]

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 [...]

Friday Image No. 177

Friday Image No. 177

It’s great how a nuclear sunset can cheer me up. I’ve had a lot of problems thrown at me this week and been let down a couple of times. Then I decided to process this image and I was smiling again. It’s one I shot a few weeks back and have been struggling to bring [...]

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 [...]