Freestyle Photo Editing

Padley Gorge

My usual approach to photo editing is to have a clear finished image in my mind before I start. I like to focus on this finished image to get it as clear as possible in order to plan out the change I’m going to make. Although the plans only jotted bullet points it helps reinforce … Continue reading Freestyle Photo Editing

Week Three in Lock Down

La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires

We’ve now been in lockdown for two weeks in the UK and will shortly enter our third. I won’t complain as we’ve got it a lot easier than many countries. My daughter who lives in France has been in lockdown for two months. Her restrictions are also a lot tighter than here. Despite thinking I … Continue reading Week Three in Lock Down

Nik Collection 2.5 Launched

Formby Beach at Sunset. Image processed using Nik Collection 2.5 and Color Efex Pro with the new film simulations.

Pools of light on Formby Beach at Sunset. Processed using the new film simulations in the Nik Collection 2.5 Have you seen the news? There’s a new release of the Nik Collection. Much of the chatter is around the new film simulations in Color Efex Pro. In fact, I used one of these to process … Continue reading Nik Collection 2.5 Launched

Landscape Photography in the Highlands of Scotland

Sunrise in Assynt, Scotland. Fuji X-T3, Samyang 12mm lens, 1/15" at f/11.0 and ISO160. Kase 0.9 ND Soft Grad filter. Tripod mounted. If you were expecting a Friday image last week I apologise. I was in the highlands of Scotland for a week, trying to cram in as much landscape photography as possible. I had … Continue reading Landscape Photography in the Highlands of Scotland

Friday Image Rethink

Higger Tor, Peak District

Higger Tor, Peak District. Fuji X-T2, 18-55 kit lens, f/11, ISO400. Three exposures at 2ev intervals shot handheld. Blended image processed using Photoshop Frequency Separation. Following my final post and Friday Image last week, a few people contacted me and a few more left comments. It appears people like to receive the Friday image and … Continue reading Friday Image Rethink

Working on a Recovery

It’s been four days since my image library storage corrupted and the data recovery software is still running. To be completely honest I wasted two days switching between different data recovery solutions because I thought they were too slow. The current one has been running for 48 hours and is 59% complete. I think this … Continue reading Working on a Recovery

A Day in Malham

Today was another beautiful day and I promised my wife a day out walking in Malham. I reasoned we could kill two birds with one stone as it would allow me to shoot the wild garlic near to Janets Foss waterfall. If you don’t know the area, there’s a woodland leading up to the falls … Continue reading A Day in Malham

Mastering Photoshop Luminosity Masks Course

Misty morning in the Peak District

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 … Continue reading Mastering Photoshop Luminosity Masks Course

On1 Photo RAW 2018 Masking

Following my video demonstrating how to use On1 Photo RAW 2018 to edit a landscape image, I received a few queries about how I used the masks. How do they work and what are all the sliders for? To help answer these questions, I put together another video. This time, rather than concentrating on the … Continue reading On1 Photo RAW 2018 Masking

The Future of this Blog

The mist is clearing and I’m beginning to see the future of this blog. It will continue but in a slightly different form. I will be using to share thoughts, finding, news and ramblings about all things photographic, together with photos. I will also continue with the Friday Image posts, hopefully weekly. What you won’t … Continue reading The Future of this Blog