The Scottish Highland Landscape Panorama

Yesterday, I was wondering what image to share in today’s blog post. At the time I was rewriting an old tutorial for my website on stitching panoramas in Lightroom. This got me thinking about publishing a YouTube video on the subject (which I’m now working on). As part of developing the video idea, I began … Continue reading The Scottish Highland Landscape Panorama

More Dull Weather Photography

This week, I want to share a final image from my recent dull weather photography video on YouTube. This time the image is in black and white rather than colour. View at The Roaches I shot this using the Fuji XT3 together with the Fuji 10-24 mm lens at 14 mm. The exposure was a … Continue reading More Dull Weather Photography

I May Have Solved My Colour Problem

Ever since I started shooting more with my Panasonic G9, I’ve been complaining that the colours don’t look quite right. The problem started with sunsets. When I looked at the images in Lightroom the colours looked somehow false. Yellow and orange seemed a particular problem and often translated into grass that looked a little too … Continue reading I May Have Solved My Colour Problem

Have you Seen Lightroom Enhance Details?

Snow Covered mountains on Rannoch Moore

Snow Covered mountains on Rannoch Moore. Fuji X-T2, Fuji 10-24 lens at 11mm, ISO200, 1/340" at f/11.0. Handheld. Have you seen the recent Adobe Lightroom Enhance Details feature? The release in February almost passed me by but then I tested it. It isn’t perfect; some people say it’s too slow and it does produce large … Continue reading Have you Seen Lightroom Enhance Details?

Latest Book Live on Amazon

The Photographers Guide to Lightroom's Develop Module

I’m excited. My latest book “The Photographers Guide to Lightroom’s Develop Module” just launched on Amazon. This was the book Lenscraft Members voted I write and it appears to be going down well. I always find this the most exciting point for two reasons: I don’t know how well the book will be received. It … Continue reading Latest Book Live on Amazon

Friday Image No. 169

Formby Beach at Sunset

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 … Continue reading Friday Image No. 169

Lightroom CC Soft Proofing Bug and How to Fix It

A few days back I recorded a video to demonstrate how to soft proof a photo for printing, using Lightroom CC. Whilst making the video I noticed the Soft Proofing in Lightroom wasn’t working properly. Both my Mac and PC had the same problem and I couldn’t find the cause. In the end I recorded … Continue reading Lightroom CC Soft Proofing Bug and How to Fix It

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 … Continue reading Friday Image No. 168

How to use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

How to use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom video thumbnail

I’ve been hard at work over the past few weeks, writing a new book. The book’s all about getting the best results from the Lightroom Develop Module. What I’ve realised whilst writing is that many people struggle when it comes to making selections using Lightroom. Whilst they can create simple selections, if it’s a little … Continue reading How to use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

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 … Continue reading Creating Complex Mask Selection in Lightroom