Mastering Photoshop Masks

I’m very excited to announce the launch today of my latest book, Mastering Photoshop Masking”. Initially I was going to write a book dedicated to Luminosity Masking. This is a subject often overcomplicated by people who, I’m sure would like to keep the secrets to...

Best Fuji Profile for Green

The Peak District. Fuji X-T2, 18-135 lens, ISO200, f/13.0, 1/60″.If you’re a Fuji shooter who uses Lightroom to process your RAW files, I’m sure you will appreciate the excellent Fuji Colour Profiles. Although Lightroom provides a default Adobe Standard profile, it’s often worth experimenting with...

Exercising the Ghost of Fujinon

Fuji X-T2 with Fujinon 18-135 lens. ISO200, f/11.0, 1/125″.It’s almost a year since I purchased a used Fuji X-T1 and Fujinon 18-135 lens. I loved the X-T1 and fairly quickly upgraded to the X-T2. The Fujinon 18-135 was though a complete disappointment. I remember returning...

Friday Image No.146

Formby. Fuji X-T2, 50-140mm f/2.8 Fuji lens. ISO200, f/14.0, 1/125″. Tripod mounted.For this week’s Friday Image, I want to share a shot from a recent trip to Formby. If you want to see more of the trip I posted the video on You Tube yesterday....

Upgrading Exposure

Porth Kidney Sands, Cornwall. Olympus EM5 and 12-40mm lens. ISO200, 1/640″ at f/7.1. Processing in Exposure X2 with the Velvia 100 film simulation.I have finally taken the plunge and upgraded my copy of Exposure from Alien Skin. This is a great all-purpose piece of editing...

Friday Image No.144

View from Stanage Edge, The Peak District. Fuji XT-2, Acros film simulation with yellow filter. 18-135mm lens. ISO 200, 1/25″ at f/10.0I captured this image last weekend in the Peak District. The day had started with fog then turned to sun and then finally rain....

Returning to the 18-135 Lens

Curbar Edge, The Peak District. Fuji XT-2 with 18-135mm lens. 1/60″ at f/16 and ISO200, 0.6 ND grad filter.When I purchased my first Fuji camera (an XT1 which has since been sold), I bought a used 18-135 Fuji lens to accompany it. At the time,...

Friday Image No.143

The sea off Cornwall. Sony RX10, ISO80, f/5.6, 1/400″It’s been said that a picture paints a thousand words. Sometimes though I think it’s enough not to say anything. Just empty your mind and let it drift on a sea of nothing and marvel at the...

Camera Colour Profiles

Olympus EM5, Olympus 12-40mm. ISO200, f/2.8, 1/2500″Over the past few months, I’ve been contacted with increasing regularity by people looking for Camera Colour Profiles. In case you’re not familiar, these are the profiles that allow Lightroom to convert RAW files into colour images with accurate...