More Forgotten Images

One of the great things about having a large back catalogue of images is that you can always find something new. This week I spent some time looking back at some images I shot in Cornwall 2015. Previously I’ve only processed a couple of these, but now that I’m looking at them, I can see … Continue reading More Forgotten Images

What Great Photography Conditions

Snow on the farm. Saddleworth

This week it’s finally stopped raining and the weather has turned cold. Instead, it’s been snowing with temperatures dropping sharply overnight. I love these conditions for photography. Early morning frost and a covering of snow can transform even a dull landscape. But you can get even better light for photography when you venture out in … Continue reading What Great Photography Conditions

We’ve Passed a Tipping Point

Higger Tor Sunrise in Winter

I’ll start this week’s post with a thought that popped into my head earlier today and refuses to be ignored. At some time in the past few years I think we’ve passed a tipping point.  Photo editing skills have now become more important than your skill with a camera. I do think the camera and … Continue reading We’ve Passed a Tipping Point

Freestyle Photo Editing

Padley Gorge

My usual approach to photo editing is to have a clear finished image in my mind before I start. I like to focus on this finished image to get it as clear as possible in order to plan out the change I’m going to make. Although the plans only jotted bullet points it helps reinforce … Continue reading Freestyle Photo Editing

Changing my Photo Editing Approach

Curbar Edge winter sunrise

Winter sunrise on Curbar Edge, Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with 10-24mm lens. Further details in the blog post. Over recent years I’ve become increasingly unhappy with my photography. Well it’s really my photo editing that I’m unhappy with. I feel that I’ve somehow become victim to the trend of colourful and overly saturated landscapes. But … Continue reading Changing my Photo Editing Approach

Photographing the Heather in the Peak District

Bamford Edge, The Peak District, England

It’s Friday again and I’ve managed two days photography this week. The reason, besides the weather not being too bad, is that the heather is out. Both shoots were in the afternoon and both in the Peak District. The first was Bamford Edge where I captured this shot. The other was near to Surprise View, … Continue reading Photographing the Heather in the Peak District

Alternatives To The Creative Cloud 2

A little while back I published a post concerning alternatives to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Whilst many people love using Lightroom and Photoshop (myself included) some don’t like the Adobe Subscription model. Today I will share the first alternative that might appeal to some of you; Exposure from Alien Skin. I suspect many people reading … Continue reading Alternatives To The Creative Cloud 2

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 https://plus.google.com/+NikCollection/posts/AFGsG2Di7EK If you haven’t downloaded the software do it immediately before they come to their senses.

Favourite Filters

I have written here many times about my love of software used in the image creation process and in particular filters. But this wasn’t always the way. At one time I was a hard core Photoshop users and believed there was very little any filter could do that I could do using Photoshop. But times … Continue reading Favourite Filters