Cold Snap in The Peak District

Higger Tor, Peak District

Frosty conditions on Higger Tor, The Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 10-24mm lens at 11mm. ISO160, 1.4" at f/13.0 tripod mounted and 0.9 Soft ND Grad on the sky. This winter the weather hasn’t been very wintery here. In fact, I think I can count on one hand the number of days that we’ve … Continue reading Cold Snap in The Peak District

New Book Launch: Essential Adobe Photoshop CC

The Hope Valley cemenet works. The Peak District.

The Hope Valley, Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200, ISO160, 1/180" at f/11.0. Tripod mounted. Today I’m happy. My latest book “Essential Adobe Photoshop CC” is available on Amazon. It’s the longest book I’ve created by some way and I’ve been writing it for the past 6 months. That’s quite a project. It’s written for … Continue reading New Book Launch: Essential Adobe Photoshop CC

Create Your Own LUT’s for Photoshop with 3D LUT Creator

Creating Your Own LUTs for Photoshop with 3D LUT Creator

Recently I have been discussing LUT’s as a way of enhancing photography in Photoshop and Lightroom. But where can you find these powerful LUTs from? Well, you can create your own by combining and tweaking the LUT’s that come with Photoshop and then exporting these. Unfortunately, that’s quite limiting in the range of effects. Another … Continue reading Create Your Own LUT’s for Photoshop with 3D LUT Creator

Mastering Photoshop Luminosity Masks Course

Misty morning in the Peak District

Something that always seems to cause confusion amongst photographers, is Luminosity Masks. I think a lot of the confusion is down to people hyping the technique. There seems to be a lot of photographers that for whatever reason, want to make the subject confusing. Why does this appear to be the norm with many people … Continue reading Mastering Photoshop Luminosity Masks Course

And the Next Book is…

On Friday, I shared a fairly traditional image of the Elizabeth Tower in London. Some people also know this as Big Ben, although Big Ben is the bell inside the clock-tower. Then over the weekend I was working on my next book (“Mastering Photoshop Masks”) and decided to use the image for one of the … Continue reading And the Next Book is…

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

Lightweight Approach to Architecture

It wasn’t that long ago that if you wanted to do architectural photography that you needed to be looking at cameras or lenses that would provide tilt and shift facilities. How the world has changed. Yes, correcting convergence and shift problems is better within the camera but it’s also very costly, especially when compared to … Continue reading Lightweight Approach to Architecture