Beware of the Mac

Ladybower reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir, The Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 16-80 lens. ISO160, 7.5 seconds at f/11.0. First, an apology that I didn’t post a Friday image last week. I ended up at my daughters in France. I thought I would be able to post the image from there, but technical problems got in the way of … Continue reading Beware of the Mac

Friday Image No.214

Graveyard of the Trains, Bolivia

Graveyard of the Trains, Bolivia. Five image stitch from an Olympus EM5. Most of the photos I shoot are of landscapes; it’s the subject I feel most in touch with. But then from time to time I come across something and feel I must photograph it. That was the case with this image. The location … Continue reading Friday Image No.214

New Video – Using the Nik Collection in Photoshop

Craster, Northumberland

Last week I posted a new video on Youtube, Pro Tips for Using the Nik Collection in Photoshop. This is part of my Bitesize Nik Tutorials series where I’m posting a new Nik Tutorial each week. I want these tutorials to form a body of knowledge for all Nik users. I’m also publishing supporting articles … Continue reading New Video – Using the Nik Collection in Photoshop

Friday Image No. 183

Blea Tarn, The Lake District, Cumbria.

Before I went to Italy for a couple of weeks, I started experimenting with Luminar 2018 from Skylum. Now I’m back I have been looking at the software more and I’m even more impressed with the results I’m getting. Looking back to the earlier versions of Luminar this wasn’t the case, but they have improved … Continue reading Friday Image No. 183

Cutting out the Noise

I have just received word that Topaz are launching a new version of their DeNoise software tomorrow. As an existing user I receive a free upgrade and wish more software companies would follow this model. If you don’t own the software its priced at $79.99 but if you use the discount coupon code “NOISEFREE” when … Continue reading Cutting out the Noise

False Colour Conversion in Infrared Photography

Before I get into the details of this post I need to point out that I'm not a fan of the false colour effect in infrared. That said I do quite like the look of the image above. I realise this is a personal choice and you may or may not like the effect. Despite … Continue reading False Colour Conversion in Infrared Photography

In Memory of Velvia

Do you remember Velvia slide film? I used to shoot this stuff all the time. It was horribly contrasty and a pig to scan. It was however the best colour slide film for Landscapes (possibly) and pre digital, all the pro's in the UK would rave about it. So why am I telling you all … Continue reading In Memory of Velvia

Using Camera Colour Profiles with Lightroom and Camera RAW

Readers of this blog and my website will know that I am a fan of the Xrite Color Checker tool. This can be used to create colour profiles for your digital camera and they can make a big improvement to the colours in your images. My own experience has been that without exception they are … Continue reading Using Camera Colour Profiles with Lightroom and Camera RAW

Friday image No.028

Some of you might recall that a month or so back I asked people to recommend their favourite image enhancement filters. I love playing around to explore new software and was interested in film emulators. One thing led to another and I ended up trying then buying Alien Skin Exposure 6. I don't know why … Continue reading Friday image No.028

Friday image No.027

This week has just run away with me again. I think the problem (besides too much work and my mum still being ill) is that I love to experiment. I have just spent the last hour developing some Lightroom film-like presets. So I decided to save some time and share a recent image processed with … Continue reading Friday image No.027