Yesterday, I was wondering what image to share in today’s blog post. At the time I was rewriting an old tutorial for my website on stitching panoramas in Lightroom. This got me thinking about publishing a YouTube video on the subject (which I’m now working on). As part of developing the video idea, I began … Continue reading The Scottish Highland Landscape Panorama
I was up and out this morning at 6:00am, heading over to Higger Tor in the Peak District. The weather forecast looked promising, but as I headed into the Peaks the fog thickened. Unfortunately, by the time the fog had lifted the sun was well up. Even then, when I thought that the sky was … Continue reading DxO PhotoLab 5 is a Fuji Game-Changer
Ever since I started shooting more with my Panasonic G9, I’ve been complaining that the colours don’t look quite right. The problem started with sunsets. When I looked at the images in Lightroom the colours looked somehow false. Yellow and orange seemed a particular problem and often translated into grass that looked a little too … Continue reading I May Have Solved My Colour Problem
This is an old image that I decided to revisit and add to my Redbubble Shop. The River Twiss, Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales I shot it using a Canon 5D MkII (one of the best cameras I’ve owned) with a Canon 17-40L lens. It’s three vertical frames which I’ve stitched together later in Lightroom. … Continue reading An Old Photo Revisited
Boats on Derwentwater at sunset - click to view larger image This past week has seen me focussing on finishing my latest video course (it’s still not finished). It’s been three months in the making so far, but I don’t want to rush things. So, alongside video editing, I’ve been tidying up my photos on … Continue reading More Topaz Software Revelations
Formby Beach, Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 55-200 lens at 55mm. Tripod mounted exposure of 1/4" at f/13 and ISO160. I started using Topaz a long time ago; probably around 2008 but my memory seems to be fading. At the time I was impressed and over the intervening years I purchased quite a few other Topaz … Continue reading Topaz Reinvented Themselves Whilst I wasn’t Looking
Apologies if you were waiting for last week’s Friday Image that didn’t arrive. That’s because I was doing a bit of a tour around the UK and couldn’t fit everything in. Part of my problem was unexpectedly managing to lay my hands on an early release of the new Nik Collection. This allowed me to … Continue reading The Nik Collection 2 Review
Scottish Highlands, Lake Assynt. Fuji X-T3, 18-55, ISO80, 1/6", f/14.0. Tripod and Kase 0.9 Soft Grad. Gigapixel from Topaz is an image enlarger. The hype on the website says it uses machine learning to create more detailed enhancements. The website also shows lots of comparisons between Photoshop and Gigapixel. I was intrigued but at the … Continue reading Have You Tried Topaz Gigapixel?
I’m giving away a copy of the innovative software Luminar 3, from Skylum. I purchased a second license key in error when Luminar 3 launched but didn’t use it. I’ve been in contact with Skylum who confirm I can give the license key away, so that’s what I’m doing. Free Prize Draw This is a … Continue reading I’m Giving Away Luminar 3
The cheapest upgrade to your camera outfit may be changing RAW converters. There's a big difference between the best and worst and it changes by camera make.