Mastering Photoshop Masks

Mastering Photoshop Masks Book Cover

I’m very excited to announce the launch today of my latest book, Mastering Photoshop Masking”. Initially I was going to write a book dedicated to Luminosity Masking. This is a subject often overcomplicated by people who, I’m sure would like to keep the secrets to themselves. On starting to develop the book, it quickly became … Continue reading Mastering Photoshop Masks

I Just Realised it’s Thursday

I just realised it’s Thursday and I haven’t posted anything all week. Where has the week gone. I have been so busy trying to finish writing my Photoshop Masking book that I have overlooked everything else I need to do. I even have a couple of photography presentations at clubs next week and I’m not … Continue reading I Just Realised it’s Thursday

Camera Colour Profiles

Over the past few months, I’ve been contacted with increasing regularity by people looking for Camera Colour Profiles. In case you’re not familiar, these are the profiles that allow Lightroom to convert RAW files into colour images with accurate colour. Although Lightroom comes with a default colour profile (Adobe Standard), this can be improved upon. … Continue reading Camera Colour Profiles

Save the Nik Collection

Google recently announced that there would be no further updates to the Nik Collection. This is a real shame. These tools are excellent and I personally don’t want to see them fall behind, ultimately becoming incompatible with new operating systems. I doubt this will change Googles mind but Sascha Rheker has started a petition to … Continue reading Save the Nik Collection

Lenscraft is Back

The Lenscraft site is now back up and running with the performance issues fixed. We have needed to revert to a backup so it’s possible a couple of people who registered just prior to the problem may need to register again (although I think I have everyone). Apologies for inconvenience caused. Robin

The Joys of Running a Website

The Lenscraft website is temporarily down. Yesterday it was running extremely slow due to what appeared to be external influences. I won’t go into the technicalities of what happened next other than to say the site has been destroyed. I’m working with the hosting company to restore one of the backups and prevent any further … Continue reading The Joys of Running a Website

Return of the RX10

I previously commented on how my beloved RX10 was struck down by mould. This was on the front element of the lens and was inside a (supposedly) sealed unit. Rather than taking this to Sony for a repair I went to The Real Camera Company in Manchester. One of their engineers has now replaced the … Continue reading Return of the RX10

My Move To Apple

A few months back, I blogged about how I was switching from Microsoft to Apple. At the time, I purchased a MacBook Pro and was so impressed I went on to purchase a Mac desktop. It’s now been quite a few months and I can report I am more impressed with the MacBook than when … Continue reading My Move To Apple

New Fuji Lens and a Warning

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you may well be aware of the problems I have experienced with my Fuji 55-200mm lens. Following some rather odd results, the lens was returned to Fuji back in November who couldn’t find any problems. Wex then returned it for a second time following a … Continue reading New Fuji Lens and a Warning

New Book & Course Launch

The Photographers Guide to Image Sharpening in Lightroom

It’s been a very busy weekend with the launch of my latest book “The Photographers Guide to Image Sharpening in Lightroom”. Although this is now my seventeenth book, each one brings a new set of challenges. With this book, I wanted to include free access to a companion Video course I developed. I love books … Continue reading New Book & Course Launch