Free Book Relaunched

Mastering Your Camera

I have been updating one of my books following feedback from a few readers. The book was called “Beginning Photography the Right Way” which appears to be misleading. Experienced photographers have contacted me to say they found it valuable and a good refresher on many points. I have therefore decided to make a few corrections/updates … Continue reading Free Book Relaunched

Photographic Approach

Recently I have been talking a lot about camera so I want to redress the balance a little. I have been having a couple of email exchanges recently with people who don’t like my photography. I have no issue with this, I just can’t understand why they feel the need to tell me. What I … Continue reading Photographic Approach

Friday Image No. 110

This isn’t a deliberate ploy to post the same image as last week. This image was taken at the same time as last week’s Friday image but the lighting is stronger. The reason it looks stronger is that the image is processed using Nik Viveza. When I did this, I employed a few adjustment tricks … Continue reading Friday Image No. 110

Landscape Photography is Frustrating

I mentioned on Friday’s blog post that I was heading out for an early morning shoot the following day. At the time the weather forecast appeared to be little hit or miss. The intention was to shoot Winnats Pass in the Peak District. I was meeting a couple of friends there and to be honest … Continue reading Landscape Photography is Frustrating

Sharpening RAW files from Small Sensor Cameras

If you shoot with a small sensor camera and use Lightroom for RAW conversion, then it’s a good idea to take care when sharpening. Noise can be a particular problem when at low ISO settings but there are steps you can take. This video demonstrates how to avoid the ugly sharpening artefacts that can result … Continue reading Sharpening RAW files from Small Sensor Cameras

Friday Image No.101

Here’s one for all you fans of Black and White. If you’re wondering what the colour image looked like at the start or the processing I used, it’s all covered in a short You Tube video. View You Tube Channel You might find it rather surprising if you haven’t seen it before. Have a great … Continue reading Friday Image No.101

Aperture & Sharpness

At one time I didn’t understand the relationship between aperture & image sharpness. I read many magazine articles and books where Landscape Photographers would commonly say they stopped the lens down to the smallest aperture to ensure the image was sharp from front to back. What I hadn’t realised is that they weren’t discussing image … Continue reading Aperture & Sharpness

You Tube Video: Nik Color Efex Essential Landsape Filters

For those of you who are Nik users, you might be interested in a new video I uploaded to You Tube. I’ve had a lot of correspondence in the past where people have struggled with how to use Nik Color Efex and why it’s different from Viveza. Generally speaking, Color Efex is all about adding … Continue reading You Tube Video: Nik Color Efex Essential Landsape Filters

Realistic HDR

If you read my newsletter on Lenscraft you will know that I’m working on a new book about HDR. You might find this odd if you know me well; following a brief fling with HDR back in 2007 I decided I didn’t like the technique and have been quite vocal about it. As a Landscape … Continue reading Realistic HDR

The Future of the Blog and Website

Last week I posted a blog entry with a suggested mission statement and questions. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, I want to be sure that I am meeting the needs and expectations of you my readers. Secondly, it can be a struggle at times finding interesting material to write about. Following publication, the … Continue reading The Future of the Blog and Website