Death Valley Revisited

Friday Image No.220 Zabriskie Point, Death Valley. Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 14-45 lens, ISO160, 1/60" at f/8.0 Over the past week, I’ve restarted work on a new edition of my Essential Photoshop book. When I wrote the original book, I wanted it to be version independent and work with old and new versions of Photoshop alike. … Continue reading Death Valley Revisited

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 … Continue reading Nik Silver Efex Video

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?

Photography with an open mind

Yesterday was time for a walk in that it wasn't raining hard; at least not when I headed out. As is usually the case I picked up a camera to take with me but this time it was a hard decision. Was it worth actually bothering? You see the walk I was intending to do … Continue reading Photography with an open mind

Broken Link in Silver Efex Book

I was recently contacted by someone who had purchased my Nik Silver Efex book but was having problems. I mention in the book that Nik provide a number of useful presets on their site which are free to download. These include a good Landscape preset and a faux infrared preset which is quite dramatic. There … Continue reading Broken Link in Silver Efex Book

Friday Image Step by Step

I had a request over the weekend to provide further details about how I did the Silver Efex conversion for the Friday 003 image. So here is a high level breakdown of the work. Step 1 - Start with the end in mind This involved looking at the image and understanding how I wanted it … Continue reading Friday Image Step by Step

Which do you like best

I captured this image of a frosty yesterday morning on the edge of a car park. It did raise a few eyebrows from passersby. My initial intension was to convert it to a black and white image using Nik Silver Efex Pro. I made a few variations of the image using different conversions, some high … Continue reading Which do you like best