New Nik Color Efex Video Post If you have been following my series of video posts on the Essential Landscape filters found in the Nik Color Efex software, I have uploaded the fourth in the series. This is possibly the last of these so if anyone has a particular request relating to Nik filters or other aspects of image editing … Continue reading New Nik Color Efex Video Post

You Tube Video: Nik Color Efex Essential Landsape Filters

For those of you who are Nik users, you might be interested in a new video I uploaded to You Tube. I’ve had a lot of correspondence in the past where people have struggled with how to use Nik Color Efex and why it’s different from Viveza. Generally speaking, Color Efex is all about adding … Continue reading You Tube Video: Nik Color Efex Essential Landsape Filters

Realistic HDR

If you read my newsletter on Lenscraft you will know that I’m working on a new book about HDR. You might find this odd if you know me well; following a brief fling with HDR back in 2007 I decided I didn’t like the technique and have been quite vocal about it. As a Landscape … Continue reading Realistic HDR

Google Releases Entire Nik Collection for FREE

I can hardly believe it but it’s true. There’s no catch and they are even promising a refund for those of us who purchased the software. Here is the link If you haven’t downloaded the software do it immediately before they come to their senses.

Friday image No.026

The day has just run away with me again. It's now 10:15pm UK time and I realise that I haven't posted my Friday image. I have been hard at it since 07:00am and I'm tired. I have therefore turned to a traditional coastal landscape image from my recent holiday (which now seems a very distant … Continue reading Friday image No.026

Friday image No.025

Another image with a sea theme. This was from my trip a few weeks back to the Lake District. On the way I had a stroll up Black Combe from which you can see the largest offshore wind farm in the world (at least that's what it said on the BBC news). If you look … Continue reading Friday image No.025

How did it look at the start?

After I posted this black and white image taken from near the summit of Great Gable in the English Lake District a number of you wanted to know what the starting image looked like. Well here is it.   Looks great eh and you can immediately see how I turned it into the finished version … Continue reading How did it look at the start?

Emotional Challenge 2

  Recently I posted a blog entitled Emotional Challenge where I spoke about my recent interest in the emotional aspect of photography and how we could create images that had more emotional impact. As an initial example I posted the image of a seagull flying over the sea. Now some of your reading this will … Continue reading Emotional Challenge 2

Quality costs but it also pays

Looking back some 3 to 4 years, I was a devoted user of Lee Filters although they were far from perfect. I didn’t think the quality was great and I can point to examples of colour shifts in my work. When I moved to Micro 43 I found the Lee 100mm filters were too large … Continue reading Quality costs but it also pays

Friday image No.021

Firstly I am going to start with an apology. Last week there was no Friday Image and some readers may have found me slower to respond. This is because my mother is in hospital (and has been for a few weeks). I have been trying to work around this but it is having an impact … Continue reading Friday image No.021