Have you Seen Lightroom Enhance Details?

Snow Covered mountains on Rannoch Moore

Snow Covered mountains on Rannoch Moore. Fuji X-T2, Fuji 10-24 lens at 11mm, ISO200, 1/340" at f/11.0. Handheld. Have you seen the recent Adobe Lightroom Enhance Details feature? The release in February almost passed me by but then I tested it. It isn’t perfect; some people say it’s too slow and it does produce large … Continue reading Have you Seen Lightroom Enhance Details?

Fuji RAW File Processing Improvements

Many of you will be aware of my frustration over the poor results when processing Fuji RAW files with Lightroom. This apparently is a well-known problem amongst Fuji users who want to shoot RAW (although it wasn’t well known to me when I purchased my XT1). The problem seems to have spawned many different solutions … Continue reading Fuji RAW File Processing Improvements

Sharpening the Fuji X-T2 RAW

I have now been shooting with the Fuji X-T2 for a couple of months. Whilst I have only had a few outings, I’m very pleased with the results. I like the handling of the camera and also the lens quality despite a couple of problems. In fact, the 10-24 and 16-55 lenses are nothing short … Continue reading Sharpening the Fuji X-T2 RAW

New RAW Developer

Many of you reading this will be aware of my move to a Fuji XT1 and the concerns I had regarding the image quality. Now to be clear, it wasn’t that the image quality was bad but rather under certain circumstances fine detail was lost during the RAW conversion in Lightroom. Sometimes foliage would have … Continue reading New RAW Developer

Fuji RAW File Processing for Optimum Quality

In case you haven’t been following the story so far, allow me to recap. I decided it was time to replace my trusty Olympus EM5 and I was seduced by the great Fuji lenses and the promise of excellent image quality. I purchased a Fuji XT-1 and a couple of lenses only to find problems … Continue reading Fuji RAW File Processing for Optimum Quality

Sharpening RAW files from Small Sensor Cameras

If you shoot with a small sensor camera and use Lightroom for RAW conversion, then it’s a good idea to take care when sharpening. Noise can be a particular problem when at low ISO settings but there are steps you can take. This video demonstrates how to avoid the ugly sharpening artefacts that can result … Continue reading Sharpening RAW files from Small Sensor Cameras

An Important Decision

It was an early start yesterday. Up at 4:30 in the morning in order to make the 2 hour journey to Ullswater in the Lake District for a dawn shoot. Despite the early morning start it was without question one of the most enjoyable days photography that I have ever had. Overnight the temperature had … Continue reading An Important Decision

My most disappointing camera is…

I should actually say my most disappointing camera was because there has been some remarkable changes with it. But first you need to hear a story to understand my disappointment. Back in 2009 I purchased a Sony R1. For those of you don't know, the R1 was a bridge camera with a fixed lens that … Continue reading My most disappointing camera is…

I was editing this and noticed

After I published the Friday Image No 20 I decided to review my Olympus EM5 shots. I had taken a few of the same location with the extremely sharp Olympus 45mm prime. You can see one particular example above. What I noticed, that took me completely by surprise, is that I can see traces of … Continue reading I was editing this and noticed

The Friday Image 005

I missed sharing my Friday Image over the Christmas and New Year break so here is the first one of the New Year. I shot this image back in March last year on a trip to San Francisco. I don’t know the name of this building and the only location details I have are that … Continue reading The Friday Image 005