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

New Book Launch – Essential Colour Management

I am pleased to announce that my new book “Essential Colour Management: What every photographer needs to know” has launched and is available on Amazon (Link to amazon.com and amazon.co.uk) for $3.99 and £2.49. Other countries are similarly priced in their relevant Amazon stores. I don’t know of any photographer who has not suffered from … Continue reading New Book Launch – Essential Colour Management

Broken Link in Silver Efex Book

I was recently contacted by someone who had purchased my Nik Silver Efex book but was having problems. I mention in the book that Nik provide a number of useful presets on their site which are free to download. These include a good Landscape preset and a faux infrared preset which is quite dramatic. There … Continue reading Broken Link in Silver Efex Book

Which do you like best

I captured this image of a frosty yesterday morning on the edge of a car park. It did raise a few eyebrows from passersby. My initial intension was to convert it to a black and white image using Nik Silver Efex Pro. I made a few variations of the image using different conversions, some high … Continue reading Which do you like best

Comparing RAW Converters

In case you weren’t already aware, not all RAW converters are equal. Some are quite automated and easy to use whilst others have lots of options and take a lot of effort to achieve the best image. The other day, someone contacted me about my recent Photoshop book and asked if I would consider a … Continue reading Comparing RAW Converters

Back to the Future

Back in the 1980’s there was a company in the UK called Athena. They had shops in many high streets and produced what at the time was amazing artwork for people to hang on their wall. I remember as a teenager having two pictures (purchased from Athena) of a Porsche 940 and Lamborghini Countach hung … Continue reading Back to the Future

New Photoshop Book Launch

I’m very pleased to announce (and with great relief) that my new Photoshop Book “Essential Photoshop: How to use 9 essential tools and techniques to transform your photography” is now live on Amazon (here is the link to it Amazon.com for US readers). The book is designed to support beginners and those who are not … Continue reading New Photoshop Book Launch

Black & White Converter Update

In my last post I was vigorously outlining the benefits of the RX100 and especially the Low Light Hand Held mode. I also presented one of the images I had shot on my recent trip to France and which I had converted to Black and White using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. Well here is … Continue reading Black & White Converter Update