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

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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

Cheap Software Transformed my Fuji Processing

Last week I blogged to explain why I was reluctant to make image submissions from the Fuji X-T2. Then after some internal debate with myself, I made a few submissions. The results are back, and the submitted files passed QA. What I now need to confess to is that I didn’t process the files in … Continue reading Cheap Software Transformed my Fuji Processing

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

Fuji RAW File Processing Improvements

Many of you will be aware of my frustration over the poor results when processing Fuji RAW files with Lightroom. This apparently is a well-known problem amongst Fuji users who want to shoot RAW (although it wasn’t well known to me when I purchased my XT1). The problem seems to have spawned many different solutions … Continue reading Fuji RAW File Processing Improvements