For the Love of a Prime Lens

For the Love of a Prime Lens

I have done something rash! Yes, again. Having sold all my prime lenses a couple of years back, I bought another. And I have a feeling I may buy more. Want to understand what changed my mind? So would I. When I look at my camera equipment you can divide it into three categories: Point [...]

Friday Image No.170

Friday Image No.170

Last week was all go. I spent a few days in Oxford visiting friends and shooting some architecture. Then my Mac gave up on me and I needed to take it to a repair centre. Now that it’s fixed, I’m busy rebuilding it with all my applications. Fortunately, I have been able to recover my [...]

Friday Image No. 169

Friday Image No. 169

It’s felt like an eternity since I witnessed a good sunset or sunrise. But last weekend, I made a trip over to Formby with a friend and it was as if everything just fell into place. The day had been a little frustrating, alternating between too much cloud and not enough. As we sat on [...]

Friday Image No. 168

Friday Image No. 168

I can’t believe the time. I’ve been so wrapped up in my writing that I lost track and I haven’t posted a Friday image yet. I’m now feeling under pressure to pack up and see my wife (before she drinks all the wine) so I’m going to cheat a little. This week’s image is one [...]

Friday Image No. 167

Friday Image No. 167

I don’t know what the weather’s been recently for you, but here it’s been dreadful. I haven’t been out properly with a camera since the start of January. And I’m not holding out much hope for the next couple of weeks either. It’s only when I look back over my photo’s trying to find a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]