Looking for a Nik Collection Alternative

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 [...]

Mastering Nik Viveza – Latest Edition

Mastering Nik Viveza – Latest Edition

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 [...]

Save the Nik Collection

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 [...]

Why I use Nik from Photoshop

Why I use Nik from Photoshop

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nik Silver Efex Video


Yesterday I published a new video on my You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYMWL3WXU9QMeOUhD3lOpEw This is one is another of those videos focussing on the overlooked adjustments. People often overlook some of the most powerful adjustments in favour of the most obvious. If you want to create some black and white conversions reminiscent of film, watch this [...]

Friday Image No. 110


This isn’t a deliberate ploy to post the same image as last week. This image was taken at the same time as last week’s Friday image but the lighting is stronger. The reason it looks stronger is that the image is processed using Nik Viveza. When I did this, I employed a few adjustment tricks [...]