Lightroom Video Published

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f8G-ak2zmY It appears that quite a number of you want to know more about working with Lightroom and what tips might help save you some time. With this in mind I put together this short 10-minute video demonstrating a few points including History, Snapshots and Integration with Photoshop. These may not be the most exciting … Continue reading Lightroom Video Published

New Nik Color Efex Video Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8AHbUyD6b4 If you have been following my series of video posts on the Essential Landscape filters found in the Nik Color Efex software, I have uploaded the fourth in the series. This is possibly the last of these so if anyone has a particular request relating to Nik filters or other aspects of image editing … Continue reading New Nik Color Efex Video Post

Favourite Filters

I have written here many times about my love of software used in the image creation process and in particular filters. But this wasn’t always the way. At one time I was a hard core Photoshop users and believed there was very little any filter could do that I could do using Photoshop. But times … Continue reading Favourite Filters

Better Looking Flickr Images

I was recently out with a friend when he showed me some of his work on Flickr. What immediately struck me, other than how good his images were, is that they had a consistent look. All of them had a nice clear white border around them as well as a thin black Keyline. This made … Continue reading Better Looking Flickr Images

Useful Lightroom Technique

If you use Lightroom you will no doubt be familiar with the clarity adjustment slider. This can be used to adjust the midtone contrast of an image. Increase the contrast and the finest details pop out of the image. Reduce the contrast and the image takes on an ethereal haze. In addition to the main … Continue reading Useful Lightroom Technique

Lightroom Photo Merge Disappointment

If you have ever tried to produce a vertical stitch panorama you will know that it's very difficult when there is a tall building involved. The problem of converging verticals is always present but at you tilt the camera at different angles for each frame in the stitch, the angle of convergence changes. This makes … Continue reading Lightroom Photo Merge Disappointment

Another Step Forward

It's a little over a week since I experienced the catastrophic failure of the Lenscraft website. At the time I was feeling quite desperate and thought that I had lost everything. Since then I have been able to restore the site and many of the problems that plagued me have been reduced or corrected by … Continue reading Another Step Forward

False Colour Conversion in Infrared Photography

Before I get into the details of this post I need to point out that I'm not a fan of the false colour effect in infrared. That said I do quite like the look of the image above. I realise this is a personal choice and you may or may not like the effect. Despite … Continue reading False Colour Conversion in Infrared Photography

In Memory of Velvia

Do you remember Velvia slide film? I used to shoot this stuff all the time. It was horribly contrasty and a pig to scan. It was however the best colour slide film for Landscapes (possibly) and pre digital, all the pro's in the UK would rave about it. So why am I telling you all … Continue reading In Memory of Velvia

Free Lightroom Profile – Faded Summer Colour

I promised I would do it if anyone asked, and you have. You can now download my Faded Summer Colour Lightroom preset for free. The preset was used to create the image above and the one in my previous post. You can download it from a new Presets and Textures page on my Lenscraft website. … Continue reading Free Lightroom Profile – Faded Summer Colour