Finding Hidden Gems

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Olympus EM5 with Panasonic 45-150 lens. See text for further details. I’ve often written about finding hidden gems in my back catalogue of shots. This week’s image is another good example. It’s of the Andes mountains in Bolivia at sunset. Taken from Isle … Continue reading Finding Hidden Gems

The Nik Collection 2 Review

Apologies if you were waiting for last week’s Friday Image that didn’t arrive. That’s because I was doing a bit of a tour around the UK and couldn’t fit everything in. Part of my problem was unexpectedly managing to lay my hands on an early release of the new Nik Collection. This allowed me to … Continue reading The Nik Collection 2 Review

More Landscape Photography from the Scottish Highlands

Lake Assynt, Scotland

Lake Assynt, Scotland. Three shot panoramic with a Fuji X-T3. See below for full description. Today I wanted to share another image from my recent Scotland trip. I suspect there will be a few more yet to come. Originally, I had intended this to be a black and white shot, but it doesn’t work as … Continue reading More Landscape Photography from the Scottish Highlands

New Video – Using the Nik Collection in Photoshop

Craster, Northumberland

Last week I posted a new video on Youtube, Pro Tips for Using the Nik Collection in Photoshop. This is part of my Bitesize Nik Tutorials series where I’m posting a new Nik Tutorial each week. I want these tutorials to form a body of knowledge for all Nik users. I’m also publishing supporting articles … Continue reading New Video – Using the Nik Collection in Photoshop

How to use the Nik Collection in Lightroom

Art sculture in Amsterdam

It sounds simple, doesn’t it? If you want to use the Nik Collection in Lightroom, you right click and choose “Edit in” from the popup menu. You can then pick the Nik Collection plugin you want to use from the list. But life and Lightroom aren’t always quite this simple. Have you tried to use … Continue reading How to use the Nik Collection in Lightroom

Nik Collection 2018 by DxO – Is it worth it?

I have been receiving a lot of emails asking me if I have looked at the new Nik Collection which DxO released last week. Yes, I have looked at it and purchased a copy. In short, the new software is all about fixing bugs and problems. The interface is the same as before and there’s … Continue reading Nik Collection 2018 by DxO – Is it worth it?

Breaking News the Nik Collection Lives On

If you’re a user of the Nik Collections, you’re probably aware that Google withdrew support and ceased development of the tools earlier this year. Yesterday I heard the news that DxO has purchased the Nik assets from Google and they have already integrated the Control Point technology into their DxO Photo Labs software. Some time … Continue reading Breaking News the Nik Collection Lives On

Latest Adobe Release

In my Friday Image post I mentioned I may head out to Saddleworth Moor on Saturday morning. I did walk up there but it didn’t look promising for photography. Storm Brian was on the way and it was already raining hard. But, by the time I had walked from home to the edge of the … Continue reading Latest Adobe Release

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