DxO Photolab and DNG

I have been experimenting with DxO Photolab again. I really like the software but before I can commit to buying it, I need it to support the Fuji XTrans RAW file format. If I can’t process the Fuji X-T2 files, it’s only going to work for a fraction of the images I shoot. Then I … Continue reading DxO Photolab and DNG

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. … Continue reading Best Image Editors Compared: On1 Photo RAW 2018

Dramatic Sunset Processing – Have I Crossed a Line

Dramatic Sunset Photo Processing Trick

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 … Continue reading Dramatic Sunset Processing – Have I Crossed a Line

Friday Image No.172

Blackpool pier and beach

On Monday, just before the arrival of the snow and arctic winds in the UK, I visited Blackpool. I have already shared one of the images from that trip, where the performance of the Fuji 18-55 lens quite literally amazed me. This post shows another image from the trip, also shot with the same lens. … Continue reading Friday Image No.172

Processing the Trinnacle Rock

Editing the Trinnacle Rock You Tube Video

A few blog readers appear to like my recent Trinnacle Rock image, so I decided to publish a video on You Tube demonstrating the editing. But rather than just concentrate on the editing, I have tried to share my thought process around the editing. This explains the how and why of my processing decisions. The … Continue reading Processing the Trinnacle Rock

Looking for a Nik Collection Alternative

It seems that there’s growing concern over how long the Nik Collection will now last. Many photographers have already started to look for alternatives. Whilst I personally think this is a little soon, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. And judging by some of the emails I’m now receiving, there is a lot of worry … Continue reading Looking for a Nik Collection Alternative

New Affinity Photo

I’m sat here playing around with this photo. Nothing new I suspect your saying to yourself. This difference though is this is on my iPad. And even better, it’s not Adobe Photoshop Express, its Affinity Photo for iPad. When I opened my emails this morning I found one from Serif that I had been waiting … Continue reading New Affinity Photo

Save the Nik Collection

Google recently announced that there would be no further updates to the Nik Collection. This is a real shame. These tools are excellent and I personally don’t want to see them fall behind, ultimately becoming incompatible with new operating systems. I doubt this will change Googles mind but Sascha Rheker has started a petition to … Continue reading Save the Nik Collection

Sleeklens Presets Review

I was recently asked to do a product review for Sleeklens. If you’re not familiar with Sleeklens, they produce a range of photography books as well as tools for Photoshop and Lightroom. In this instance, I was asked to review their Lightroom presets for Landscape Photographers. Their presets are also described as “workflows” for reasons … Continue reading Sleeklens Presets Review

Alternatives to the Creative Cloud 3

Today I would like to share a further idea about an alternative to the Adobe Creative Cloud that you may not have considered.  Or, perhaps you have considered it but ruled it out for possibly several reasons. That alternative is Adobe Elements. Now please don’t dismiss this suggestion immediately. Elements is a good package, it’s … Continue reading Alternatives to the Creative Cloud 3