The Colour of Atmosphere

Padley Gorge trees in mist, The Peak District

Padley Gorge, the Peak District. Fuji X-T3, 16-80mm lens at 32mm. ISO160, 1.6" at f/13.0 In last weeks blog post I shared an image together with my thoughts about the direction of landscape photography. I liked the image I shared because it was very natural and could mark a new direction in my work. The … Continue reading The Colour of Atmosphere

Instagram and Friday Image No.231

Whakarewarewa Forest Redwood Trees

Redwood trees in Whakarewarewa Forest near to Rotorua, New Zealand. Fuji X-T2, 18-135 lens, ISO1600, 1/8" @ f/7.1. I’ve had an Instagram account since early 2012 but never really bothered with it. In fact, the only reason I signed up was that I liked some of the filter effects. Recently though I’ve started sharing some … Continue reading Instagram and Friday Image No.231

Friday Image No.230

Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District

Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200mm lens, ISO160, 1/20" at f/13.0. Kase 0.9 ND Grad (soft) filter on the sky. Tripod mounted. It’s been a good year for shooting in the Peak District. If I look back a few years, I almost never ventured into the Peaks. Instead, I preferred to make a … Continue reading Friday Image No.230

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

Photography with the Right Mindset

Godrevy Lighthouse at sunset, Cornwall.

The last time I published anything to this blog was the 5th July. Apologies for that but I decided to take a holiday and headed off to Cornwall. The scenery there is spectacular but looking through my images (yes I was still working) everything looks like a stock photo. Nice if you received them on … Continue reading Photography with the Right Mindset