Landscape Photography Road Trip

Landscape Photography Road Trip

The other weekend I met up with a friend of mine, Steve O’Nions. The intention was to shoot some landscapes in an area of Cumbria we hadn’t visited before. The area looks stunning as you drive up the M6 motorway, but you hardly ever see any images from here. Before meeting up we did some [...]

New On1 Editing Video Published on YouTube

New On1 Editing Video Published on YouTube

I’m off to speak at Wilmslow Guild Photographic Society tonight. Fortunately, I managed to publish my latest video tutorial on YouTube before I must leave. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUb6yNADSrE If you watched my previous tutorial about using the On1 Masking tools, this tutorial goes a step further. It demonstrates how impressive On1 can be when using these masking [...]

Best Image Editors Compared: On1 Photo RAW 2018

Best Image Editors Compared: On1 Photo RAW 2018

I just published a new video in my series comparing the best photo editors. This time it’s the turn of On1 Photo RAW 2018. I have used On1 products for many years, but the software never really impressed me. Instead I gravitated to the Nik Collection due to the great results and ease of use. [...]

Dramatic Sunset Processing – Have I Crossed a Line

Dramatic Sunset Processing – Have I Crossed a Line

I wanted to share this recent video I posted on YouTube and ask an important question. Is what I’m doing in this video “cheating”? https://youtu.be/RQmBbWCHHDE Personally, I think it falls into a grey area. I’m not sure it’s exactly “cheating” but I do feel that it’s starting to cross a line. It would be good [...]

How to use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

How to use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

I’ve been hard at work over the past few weeks, writing a new book. The book’s all about getting the best results from the Lightroom Develop Module. What I’ve realised whilst writing is that many people struggle when it comes to making selections using Lightroom. Whilst they can create simple selections, if it’s a little [...]

Creating Complex Mask Selection in Lightroom


If you’re a Lightroom user, you may feel that the selection tools aren’t great. They certainly lack the precision you can achieve in Photoshop. As I’ve been writing my latest book (not surprisingly it’s on Lightroom), I’ve been creating some increasingly complex and precise selections. Some even rival what you can achieve in Photoshop using [...]

Why I use Nik from Photoshop

Why I use Nik from Photoshop

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 [...]