Heather in the Peak District

This is one of my favourite times of year for landscape photography in the Peak District, because the heather is in flower. On Tuesday evening I made it over to Surprise View to meet a friend with the intention of checking how the heather was doing. As it turned out all the recent sun and … Continue reading Heather in the Peak District

Getting my Act Together

This week I managed to get my new car problems sorted out. More importantly I managed to get my act together and venture out with a camera. It was only local, but I met up with a friend on Standedge which is also the location for Britain’s longest canal tunnel. I visited this same location … Continue reading Getting my Act Together

Switching Back to Fuji

Last night, I met up with an old friend on Stanage Edge in the Peak District. The intention was to shoot the sunset, as the sun was due to set just to the side of the edge. If the weather played it’s part, the light on the edge would be spectacular. Often when that’s happened, … Continue reading Switching Back to Fuji

Cold Snap in The Peak District

Higger Tor, Peak District

Frosty conditions on Higger Tor, The Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 10-24mm lens at 11mm. ISO160, 1.4" at f/13.0 tripod mounted and 0.9 Soft ND Grad on the sky. This winter the weather hasn’t been very wintery here. In fact, I think I can count on one hand the number of days that we’ve … Continue reading Cold Snap in The Peak District

Friday Image No. 229

Curbar Edge after sunset, Peak District National Park.

Curbar Edge after sunset, Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Samyang 12mm lens, ISO160, 2.1" at f/8.0. 0.9 Soft ND Grad filter and tripod. It’s Friday again and I’ve spent the entire week trying to layout the print version of my latest book. The desktop publishing software I’m using launched only recently and I’m hitting quite a … Continue reading Friday Image No. 229

New Photo Editing Mini-Series

Peak District hills at sunset.

Finished example image from my latest YouTube Photo Editing Mini-Series. Peak District Millstones. Click the image to enlarge. Due to the popularity of my first photo editing mini-series on YouTube, I’m doing a second. This time I’m processing the image you see above. I’ve already published the first two videos: Image Assessment https://youtu.be/NCvT71cgxO8RAW Conversion (using … Continue reading New Photo Editing Mini-Series

New Book Launch: Essential Adobe Photoshop CC

The Hope Valley cemenet works. The Peak District.

The Hope Valley, Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200, ISO160, 1/180" at f/11.0. Tripod mounted. Today I’m happy. My latest book “Essential Adobe Photoshop CC” is available on Amazon. It’s the longest book I’ve created by some way and I’ve been writing it for the past 6 months. That’s quite a project. It’s written for … Continue reading New Book Launch: Essential Adobe Photoshop CC

Landscape Photo Editing Workflow Mini-Series

Near Surprise View, Peak District National Park.

Landscape Photo Editing Workflow Mini-Series Last week I mentioned that I had published the first two videos in a new mini-series. This week I recorded and published the remaining two. If you haven’t seen these, they explain and demonstrate my simplified four-stage workflows for editing landscape photos: Assessing the Image.RAW Conversion.Photo Enhancements.Applying Special Effects. Here’s … Continue reading Landscape Photo Editing Workflow Mini-Series

Photographing the Heather in the Peak District

Bamford Edge, The Peak District, England

It’s Friday again and I’ve managed two days photography this week. The reason, besides the weather not being too bad, is that the heather is out. Both shoots were in the afternoon and both in the Peak District. The first was Bamford Edge where I captured this shot. The other was near to Surprise View, … Continue reading Photographing the Heather in the Peak District

Brilliant Free Luminosity Masking Tool

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200 at 55mm, ISO160, 1/12" at f/13.0. Tripod mounted with Kase 0.9 (3 stop) Soft ND GRad filter. This week I have another image from my recent break in Cornwall. I shot this on the same evening as the one I shared last week. The only difference was that … Continue reading Brilliant Free Luminosity Masking Tool