New Affinity Photo

I’m sat here playing around with this photo. Nothing new I suspect your saying to yourself. This difference though is this is on my iPad. And even better, it’s not Adobe Photoshop Express, its Affinity Photo for iPad. When I opened my emails this morning I found one from Serif that I had been waiting … Continue reading New Affinity Photo

Alternatives to The Creative Cloud 4

Affinity Photo screenshot 1

Today, I’m going to continue my series looking at alternatives to Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription. I do this because not everyone is happy to rent their software on subscription. Personally, I quite like the renting arrangement as it gives me access to the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop. Despite being a big fan of … Continue reading Alternatives to The Creative Cloud 4

Alternatives to the Creative Cloud 3

Today I would like to share a further idea about an alternative to the Adobe Creative Cloud that you may not have considered.  Or, perhaps you have considered it but ruled it out for possibly several reasons. That alternative is Adobe Elements. Now please don’t dismiss this suggestion immediately. Elements is a good package, it’s … Continue reading Alternatives to the Creative Cloud 3

Why I use Nik from Photoshop

Views at Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Recently I posted a video on You Tube explaining why I like to use the Nik Plugin’s from Photoshop rather than Lightroom. This came about because in all my Nik videos I start with a RAW file in Lightroom This is then converted to an image that I edit in Photoshop. A couple of people … Continue reading Why I use Nik from Photoshop

Friday Image No. 118

Yet another week over and we are rapidly approaching Christmas. Then it’s soon going to be New Year and I will be beating myself up that I haven’t achieved half of the things that I wanted to with this blog and my website (Lenscraft). When I select the image above to share I thought that … Continue reading Friday Image No. 118

Sharpening the Fuji X-T2 RAW

I have now been shooting with the Fuji X-T2 for a couple of months. Whilst I have only had a few outings, I’m very pleased with the results. I like the handling of the camera and also the lens quality despite a couple of problems. In fact, the 10-24 and 16-55 lenses are nothing short … Continue reading Sharpening the Fuji X-T2 RAW

Infrared Simulation Using Nik

I have seen many articles and videos over the years suggesting ways to create infrared simulations using regular colour photographs. Most of these fall short, possibly because the authors don’t appreciate the true characteristics of infrared. One example I read simply suggested using the channel mixer in Photoshop and using it to turn a blue … Continue reading Infrared Simulation Using Nik