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...

Friday Image No. 151

The Trinnacle, Saddleworth. Fuji X-T2, Fujinon 10-24mm, ISO200, 1/9″ at f/11.0. Tripod and 0.9 ND Grad.In my previous post, I mentioned the Trinnacle rock that my friend Dave wanted to photography. Today I thought I would share an image that I shot that evening. The...

Heading Out With A Purpose

At the weekend, I did something I haven’t done before. I headed up into the hills behind Dovestones reservoir for photography. Now I need to qualify that statement as I have taken plenty of photographs in the area. The difference this time is that I...

I Just Realised it’s Thursday

View from Higger Tor in the Peak District. Fuji X-T2 with 18-135 lens. ISO200, f/14.0, 1/45″.I just realised it’s Thursday and I haven’t posted anything all week. Where has the week gone. I have been so busy trying to finish writing my Photoshop Masking book...

Friday Image No. 149

View from Alderman’s Hill, Saddleworth. Fuji X-T2, 18-55 Fuji lens. ISO200, 1/220″ at f/9.0.I suspect many of you, like me are guilty of ignoring the landscape on our doorstep. Very recently I bought a book covering different photo locations in the Peak District (http://amzn.to/2eSTEEk). As...

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....

And the Next Book is…

Elizabeth Tower example, processed in PhotoshopOn Friday, I shared a fairly traditional image of the Elizabeth Tower in London. Some people also know this as Big Ben, although Big Ben is the bell inside the clock-tower. Then over the weekend I was working on my...

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...