Photographic Principle – Less is More

New Zealand Mountain

New Zealand Mountain, Fuji X-T2, 135mm ISO200, 1/320" at f/11.0 This week, I didn’t just want to share an image. Instead, I wanted to talk briefly about one of my favourite photography principles; less is more. You can apply this principle in all sorts of ways. For example, you can apply it to composition by … Continue reading Photographic Principle – Less is More

Return of the Friday Image

Staircase inside St Paul's Cathedral in black and white

Inside St Paul's Cathedral. Fuji X-T3 with 18-135 lens. Processed using Nik Silver Efex 2. I’ll start with an apology. I haven’t posted a Friday image for the past two weeks. The first week I was away in the Lake District in an area with no phone or internet access. It was wonderful but scary … Continue reading Return of the Friday Image

I Almost Didn’t Shoot This

Derwentwater sunset at Keswick, the Lake District

Derwentwater near to sunset. Keswick, the Lake District. Fuji X-T3 and Fuji 16-80 lens. At the time I didn’t think this image would work. I was certain the conditions were too bright, and the dynamic range of the scene was too high. These were just a couple of the challenges that almost made me not … Continue reading I Almost Didn’t Shoot This

PhotoLab 3 Launch and Review

Wyming Brook, Peak District.

This week’s been very busy. I’ve been out on location twice and have another shoot planned for tomorrow if the torrential rain stops. I also completed a review of the new PhotoLab 3 RAW converter from DxO ready for when it launched on Wednesday. Producing a video review to a deadline is always demanding, especially … Continue reading PhotoLab 3 Launch and Review

Beware of the Mac

Ladybower reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir, The Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 16-80 lens. ISO160, 7.5 seconds at f/11.0. First, an apology that I didn’t post a Friday image last week. I ended up at my daughters in France. I thought I would be able to post the image from there, but technical problems got in the way of … Continue reading Beware of the Mac

Instagram and Friday Image No.231

Whakarewarewa Forest Redwood Trees

Redwood trees in Whakarewarewa Forest near to Rotorua, New Zealand. Fuji X-T2, 18-135 lens, ISO1600, 1/8" @ f/7.1. I’ve had an Instagram account since early 2012 but never really bothered with it. In fact, the only reason I signed up was that I liked some of the filter effects. Recently though I’ve started sharing some … Continue reading Instagram and Friday Image No.231

Friday Image No.230

Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District

Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200mm lens, ISO160, 1/20" at f/13.0. Kase 0.9 ND Grad (soft) filter on the sky. Tripod mounted. It’s been a good year for shooting in the Peak District. If I look back a few years, I almost never ventured into the Peaks. Instead, I preferred to make a … Continue reading Friday Image No.230

Friday Image No. 229

Curbar Edge after sunset, Peak District National Park.

Curbar Edge after sunset, Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Samyang 12mm lens, ISO160, 2.1" at f/8.0. 0.9 Soft ND Grad filter and tripod. It’s Friday again and I’ve spent the entire week trying to layout the print version of my latest book. The desktop publishing software I’m using launched only recently and I’m hitting quite a … Continue reading Friday Image No. 229

New Photo Editing Mini-Series

Peak District hills at sunset.

Finished example image from my latest YouTube Photo Editing Mini-Series. Peak District Millstones. Click the image to enlarge. Due to the popularity of my first photo editing mini-series on YouTube, I’m doing a second. This time I’m processing the image you see above. I’ve already published the first two videos: Image Assessment https://youtu.be/NCvT71cgxO8RAW Conversion (using … Continue reading New Photo Editing Mini-Series

New Book Launch: Essential Adobe Photoshop CC

The Hope Valley cemenet works. The Peak District.

The Hope Valley, Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200, ISO160, 1/180" at f/11.0. Tripod mounted. Today I’m happy. My latest book “Essential Adobe Photoshop CC” is available on Amazon. It’s the longest book I’ve created by some way and I’ve been writing it for the past 6 months. That’s quite a project. It’s written for … Continue reading New Book Launch: Essential Adobe Photoshop CC