Return of the Friday Image

Staircase inside St Paul's Cathedral in black and white

Inside St Paul's Cathedral. Fuji X-T3 with 18-135 lens. Processed using Nik Silver Efex 2. I’ll start with an apology. I haven’t posted a Friday image for the past two weeks. The first week I was away in the Lake District in an area with no phone or internet access. It was wonderful but scary … Continue reading Return of the Friday Image

Friday Image No.171

Yesterday was a trip into Manchester to shoot some interesting architecture. It was a great day out even though one of the best locations was indoors. I have a few shots from the day that I will be sharing but this one was early on. It’s from inside John Rylands library who are quite happy … Continue reading Friday Image No.171

Looking for a Nik Collection Alternative

It seems that there’s growing concern over how long the Nik Collection will now last. Many photographers have already started to look for alternatives. Whilst I personally think this is a little soon, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. And judging by some of the emails I’m now receiving, there is a lot of worry … Continue reading Looking for a Nik Collection Alternative

Mastering Nik Viveza – Latest Edition

Mastering Nik Viveza

Do you have the first edition of my Viveza book? You might like to know there is a free and substantial update available. The new version is now on Amazon and if you contact their help team you can get the update. If you’re a member of my Lenscraft website, the latest version is also … Continue reading Mastering Nik Viveza – Latest Edition

Save the Nik Collection

Google recently announced that there would be no further updates to the Nik Collection. This is a real shame. These tools are excellent and I personally don’t want to see them fall behind, ultimately becoming incompatible with new operating systems. I doubt this will change Googles mind but Sascha Rheker has started a petition to … Continue reading Save the Nik Collection

Why I use Nik from Photoshop

Views at Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Recently I posted a video on You Tube explaining why I like to use the Nik Plugin’s from Photoshop rather than Lightroom. This came about because in all my Nik videos I start with a RAW file in Lightroom This is then converted to an image that I edit in Photoshop. A couple of people … Continue reading Why I use Nik from Photoshop

Infrared Simulation Using Nik

I have seen many articles and videos over the years suggesting ways to create infrared simulations using regular colour photographs. Most of these fall short, possibly because the authors don’t appreciate the true characteristics of infrared. One example I read simply suggested using the channel mixer in Photoshop and using it to turn a blue … Continue reading Infrared Simulation Using Nik