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 [...]

Can Affinity Photo Replace Photoshop?

Can Affinity Photo Replace Photoshop?

It appears a lot of people are looking for a Photoshop alternative at present. One question that comes up increasingly is, can Affinity Photo replace Photoshop. Only the other day a book cover designer emailed me with this very question. Now the features needed for that work are a little different to photo editing, but [...]

Walking with my Camera – Crowden

Walking with my Camera – Crowden

Yesterday the weather forecast was promising to be good. It was cold, around 2 degrees Celsius with sunny intervals. It looked ideal weather for a short walk with my camera and probably worth driving out a little. After flicking through a few walking books, we decided to drive over to Crowden. I suspect many of [...]

Friday Image No. 166

Friday Image No. 166

Earlier in the week I popped up the Motorway (a couple of hours) to the Yorkshire Dales. As the weather was nice we decided to do the Waterfalls Walk at Ingleton. We like the walk and often extend it by walking further up Whernside to explore the scar. Although I took plenty of shots from [...]

The Future of this Blog

The Future of this Blog

The mist is clearing and I’m beginning to see the future of this blog. It will continue but in a slightly different form. I will be using to share thoughts, finding, news and ramblings about all things photographic, together with photos. I will also continue with the Friday Image posts, hopefully weekly. What you won’t [...]

Masters of Landscape Photography

Masters of Landscape Photography

Over the Christmas break I bought a new book “Masters of Landscape Photography”. I would love to say I was featured, but alas I have been overlooked once more. Ordinarily I wouldn’t have bothered with a book such as this, but Amazon was offering a heavy discount. I took a chance and I think I [...]

Friday Image No.165

Friday Image No.165

Over the Christmas break I headed out for a walk a number of times. Quite often I found myself taking the Fuji X-T2. Now that I have the 18-135mm lens, I find I’m using it more frequently as a “grab and go” camera. I’m also very pleased with the results. On this particular morning, it [...]