MacPhun Luminar 2018

MacPhun soon to be Skylum have just launched an update to their excellent Luminar software. MacPhun are giving Adobe some sleepless nights recently and are promising to add Digital Asset Management capability in the coming months. Luminar makes editing intuitive and fun. They offer a number...

The Middle Path

According to Buddha, the Middle Path, or the Middle Way is a concept used to describe the Noble Eightfold Path, a series of Buddhist practices and mindsets that will lead one to the liberation from samsara. This path includes eight practices: right view, right effort,...

How to Focus Stack with Thomas Heaton

Thomas Heaton has been releasing one hit after another on his Youtube channel lately and his newest video is one of my favorites. Focus stacking is a great and relatively simple trick any photographer can use to add a unique look to your images. ...

Tips on Using a Wide Angle Lens for Landscape Photography

  Every landscape photographer needs a good wide angle lens. Popular YouTuber Thomas Heaton discusses his new Canon 16-35 f/4 lens and offers some tips on the best way to use an ultra wide angle lens. [ Read More ]...

Photography is for Yourself

My photography is mainly for myself. It is a form of expressing my feelings, my interactions with the surrounding world and a way to record all of this through still images. There are many reasons why photographers do what they do and the degrees of...

Aurora HDR 2018 – Example HDR

I have been playing around with the excellent Aurora HDR 2018 and recently tried it out on a set of three bracketed photos of the classic Watchman view in Zion National Park. Three Bracketed Exposures Blended into HDR image in Aurora HDR 2018 The Photos...

Fuji X-T2 – Dunstanburgh Castle (Part II)

Return TripI revisited Embleton Bay later in the week and experienced very different conditions. The morning was bright and clear and the wind had dropped. In some ways I had too much cloud on the first visit and not enough on the return.I took the...

Fuji X-T2 – Dunstanburgh Castle (Part I)

I recently visited Northumberland in the North East of the UK and took the opportunity to visit Embleton Beach before dawn to capture the iconic Dunstanburgh Castle in the morning light.Dark, Wet and Windy Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mmDunstanburgh Castle just after dawn I planned...

Fuji X-T2 – Northumberland Coast

I recently visited the beautiful Northumberland Coast in the North East of the United Kingdom. I took the opportunity to grab some landscape and seascape photos with my Fuji X-T2. I took the Fuji 18-135mm for versatility and weather proofing (It was late September after...

Lensbaby Trio 28 – Velvet

The Lensbaby Trio 28 continues to remain firmly attached to my Fuji X-T2. This week I have been looking at photographs with the Trio 28 set to the Velvet Setting.Velvet introduces a dreamy look to your photos. It features an area of sharp focus in...