My Opinion Updated

Blackpool beach at sunset

Another view of the Dog Walker from Friday's post Friday’s post has stirred up some strong feelings. Rather than trying to answer the comments directly and risk repeating myself, I thought I would share a quick update. There are a few more things that I want to add to my previous post. First, one reason … Continue reading My Opinion Updated

I’m Missing Landscape Photography

Views across the Sound of Sleat from Ardvasar, Skye

Now that the COVID lockdown in the UK has been relaxed somewhat, I thought I would be out in the landscape much more. But two things have stopped me: I’ve focussed on finishing my Lightroom Photo editing course “Simply Lightroom Develop” (more on that in a moment).The weather here has been terrible. Because of this, … Continue reading I’m Missing Landscape Photography

Topaz Reinvented Themselves Whilst I wasn’t Looking

Formby Beach at sunrise

Formby Beach, Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 55-200 lens at 55mm. Tripod mounted exposure of 1/4" at f/13 and ISO160. I started using Topaz a long time ago; probably around 2008 but my memory seems to be fading. At the time I was impressed and over the intervening years I purchased quite a few other Topaz … Continue reading Topaz Reinvented Themselves Whilst I wasn’t Looking

Have You Tried Topaz Gigapixel?

Loch Assynt, Scotland

Scottish Highlands, Lake Assynt. Fuji X-T3, 18-55, ISO80, 1/6", f/14.0. Tripod and Kase 0.9 Soft Grad. Gigapixel from Topaz is an image enlarger. The hype on the website says it uses machine learning to create more detailed enhancements. The website also shows lots of comparisons between Photoshop and Gigapixel. I was intrigued but at the … Continue reading Have You Tried Topaz Gigapixel?

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

Friday Image No.171

Yesterday was a trip into Manchester to shoot some interesting architecture. It was a great day out even though one of the best locations was indoors. I have a few shots from the day that I will be sharing but this one was early on. It’s from inside John Rylands library who are quite happy … Continue reading Friday Image No.171

Topaz Texture Effects Book Launch

I’m very pleased to be able to announce that my latest book “From Photography to Art with Topaz Texture Effects” has now been published and is available on Amazon. The book covers in detail how to use the Texture Effects software and provides two full length examples for you to follow. In common with my … Continue reading Topaz Texture Effects Book Launch

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

Topaz Adjust 40% Discount

I have just received word that Topaz are running a 40% discount on their popular Topaz Adjust software starting 16th July and running through to the end of the month. The discount code for anyone who is interested is JULYADJUST. This brings the price down to $29.99 which is an absolute bargain if you don’t … Continue reading Topaz Adjust 40% Discount

Noise Reduction Update

A few posts back I mentioned a new noise reduction program I had been using with my GX1 images. The program was Topaz DeNoise and I had a 30 day free trial. Well I’m happy to give an update and I will start by saying I purchased the full edition. After the blog I got … Continue reading Noise Reduction Update