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…

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

Roll Your Own Camera Profiles

Have you ever wanted to tweak the camera profiles in Lightroom? Or perhaps you have wondered how Camera Profiles are created? Perhaps you don’t like the profiles that ship with your camera and want to create something better. This short video introduces you to a great free tool from Adobe that allows you to generate … Continue reading Roll Your Own Camera Profiles

Installing Camera Profiles in Lightroom

My latest video is now live on You Tube. You can subscribe to my channel using the link below https://www.youtube.com/user/rnwhalley/featured or watch the video here (please note the video doesn't show up in email, only on the blog). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2_qZWGjtMY If you’re a Lightroom user and aren’t familiar with changing your Camera Profile, be sure to … Continue reading Installing Camera Profiles in Lightroom