My Opinion Updated

Blackpool beach at sunset

Another view of the Dog Walker from Friday's post Friday’s post has stirred up some strong feelings. Rather than trying to answer the comments directly and risk repeating myself, I thought I would share a quick update. There are a few more things that I want to add to my previous post. First, one reason … Continue reading My Opinion Updated

What’s Your Opinion?

Blackpool Beach After Sunset

Blackpool Beach after sunset. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 18-135 lens. Not too long ago I was praising Topaz Labs on this blog for having reinvented themselves. I had noticed a huge improvement in their AI software and was impressed by the results. Then yesterday I received an email that there was a new major update … Continue reading What’s Your Opinion?

I’m Missing Landscape Photography

Views across the Sound of Sleat from Ardvasar, Skye

Now that the COVID lockdown in the UK has been relaxed somewhat, I thought I would be out in the landscape much more. But two things have stopped me: I’ve focussed on finishing my Lightroom Photo editing course “Simply Lightroom Develop” (more on that in a moment).The weather here has been terrible. Because of this, … Continue reading I’m Missing Landscape Photography

The Benefits of RAW Format Photography

Whitby Pier at sunrise, Sony RX100, ISO80, f/5.0, 1/30".

Whitby Pier at sunrise, Sony RX100, ISO80, f/5.0, 1/30". I know that most if not every photographer reading this post will be aware of the benefits of shooting in RAW format. Despite this, I still wanted to emphasise one point by sharing this image. The image is from April 2013 which is a long time … Continue reading The Benefits of RAW Format Photography

Have you Seen Lightroom Enhance Details?

Snow Covered mountains on Rannoch Moore

Snow Covered mountains on Rannoch Moore. Fuji X-T2, Fuji 10-24 lens at 11mm, ISO200, 1/340" at f/11.0. Handheld. Have you seen the recent Adobe Lightroom Enhance Details feature? The release in February almost passed me by but then I tested it. It isn’t perfect; some people say it’s too slow and it does produce large … Continue reading Have you Seen Lightroom Enhance Details?

Exposure X4 Launches & YouTube

Yew Tree Tarn, The Lake District. Nikon D800, 24-120mm Nikon lens at 70mm, ISO100, 1/6" at f/9.0 Exposure from Alien Skin is one of my long-time favourite processing tools and yesterday they launched Exposure X4. I’ve already got my upgrade and I can see a few enhancements and new tools. You can find out more … Continue reading Exposure X4 Launches & YouTube

Create Your Own LUT’s for Photoshop with 3D LUT Creator

Creating Your Own LUTs for Photoshop with 3D LUT Creator

Recently I have been discussing LUT’s as a way of enhancing photography in Photoshop and Lightroom. But where can you find these powerful LUTs from? Well, you can create your own by combining and tweaking the LUT’s that come with Photoshop and then exporting these. Unfortunately, that’s quite limiting in the range of effects. Another … Continue reading Create Your Own LUT’s for Photoshop with 3D LUT Creator

Can Affinity Photo Replace Photoshop?

It appears a lot of people are looking for a Photoshop alternative at present. One question that comes up increasingly is, can Affinity Photo replace Photoshop. Only the other day a book cover designer emailed me with this very question. Now the features needed for that work are a little different to photo editing, but … Continue reading Can Affinity Photo Replace Photoshop?

Best Fuji Profile for Green

If you’re a Fuji shooter who uses Lightroom to process your RAW files, I’m sure you will appreciate the excellent Fuji Colour Profiles. Although Lightroom provides a default Adobe Standard profile, it’s often worth experimenting with some of the other Fuji profiles found in the Camera Calibration tab. In the past, I have tended to … Continue reading Best Fuji Profile for Green

And the Next Book is…

On Friday, I shared a fairly traditional image of the Elizabeth Tower in London. Some people also know this as Big Ben, although Big Ben is the bell inside the clock-tower. Then over the weekend I was working on my next book (“Mastering Photoshop Masks”) and decided to use the image for one of the … Continue reading And the Next Book is…