Interview with photographer Helene Cook

Hello again and welcome to a new interview with another photographer. This time I had the chance to talk to Hélène Cook, a Brussels-based hobby photographer. She started photography a few years ago and she is a member of the Viewfinders’ Photography Club since 2017....

Five Common Landscape Photography Techniques

Landscape photography can be a tricky genre full of nuance and requiring excellent technique, and it is easy to fall prey to some common mistakes. This excellent video details five common mistakes landscape photographers make and how to fix them. [ Read More ]...

Spring at RHS Wisley, Surrey

I took the X-T3 and 16-55mm to RHS Wisley in Surrey on a sunny afternoon in March. The 16-55mm really does a great job as an all-round lens and suits diversity of subjects in this type of situation. The blossom was in full bloom on...

Does Your Photography Have a Point?

What's the point of your photography? And how do you engage viewers with your images more? I reached a stage where I struggled to clearly answer these questions but then I implemented a few very helpful techniques evident in these images that really helped me...

Top 10 Photographs – 2018

Inspired by Martin Bailey I decided to pick out 10 of my favourite photographs of 2018. These were all taken on Fuji Cameras either Fuji X-T2 or the new Fuji X-T3 Santorini, Greece Photographs from Santorini feature quite frequently in my top 10 thanks to the photogenic...

Capture One 12 – Yosemite Falls Re-Edit

A rainy morning in California I recently moved my entire back catalog of over one hundred thousand images from Adobe Lightroom to Capture One Pro 12. The migration has been an opportunity to re-visit some forgotten images and do some re-processing. I like the feel of the...

Capture One Pro 12 – Fuji Film Simulations

Fuji Velvia Film Simulation in Capture One Pro 12 Phase One have just released version 12 of their excellent RAW Processing and Cataloguing software and have added a number of interesting new features including the option to apply Fuji Film Simulations to your Fuji RAW shots. New...

Capture One 12 – Three Boats Re-Edit

Capture One Pro 12 and Adobe Lightroom Comparisons I have recently been looking at Phase One Capture One as an alternative to Adobe Lightroom. I’ve spent some time re-visiting some of my favourite (five star) images from my portfolio and in the case of the ‘Three Boats’...

Have I already taken my best ever photograph?

My brother recently asked me if I thought whether I might have already taken my best ever photograph - Food for thought!I have been taking photographs on various camera systems for over 10 years and I am not planning on stopping any time soon. I...