Macphun Luminar – Update

Macphuns excellent Luminar software has just received a major free update. They have added what they call an 'Accent AI Filter' that is designed to analyse and enhance photos at the touch of a button (or slide of an amount slider)I tried it out on...

5 Astrophotography Mistakes

Broad Haven BeachI recently visited the Stackpole Estate in South Wales where the South facing Broad Haven Beach is conveniently located near to a National Trust Car Park.Broad Haven Beach is within a 'Dark Skies' area of the UK and enjoys fairly low levels of...

Fuji X-T2 – English Coast

I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days at the South Coast of England. The wind was blowing at up to gale force and my Sirui tripod was struggling a little. I attached my camera bag to the g-clamp on the base of...

Meanings of G.A.S. in photography in 2017

Hello, photography lovers! We already are at the beginning of a new year, so new things should be said, new information should be gathered and new plans should already be in place, to start well in our photographic endeavors. Each new year is a perfect...

Fuji X-T2 – Fuji Velvia Film Simulation – Tower Bridge

I started a new job in January and my new journey in to London has given me the opportunity to explore some new areas. I took the Fuji X-T2 to London Bridge at dawn to capture the sunrise over the iconic Tower Bridge. I utilised the...

Fuji X-T2 – Traffic Trail Tip – Blending Multiple Photos

Regents Street Traffic Trails One trick that I like to use when photographing Traffic Trails is to blend multiple exposures into a single frame. The result is a composite photograph that features the best of the light trails from the individual images. The three photographs shown below...

Hidden Gems

I was inspired by the Winning Photograph from the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition to look back over some old photographs that I took in Brighton I found a couple of photographs of the starlings and their evening murmuration which I had previously pretty much...

New Year – New Resolutions in Photography

Dear friends, the old and controversial 2016 has gone and a brand new year has already begun. Some of us like to do an overview of the past year, balancing the good and the bad, trying to synthesize some useful conclusions, followed by some “kind...

Inspired Coastlines with X Series

By Bryan Minear At the beginning of December, I was on my way to California for a part-work, part-fun gig in SoCal.  Being that this was only my 2nd trip to California and my first to the coast, I wanted to take everything that I...

One Photograph, four versions

I recently wrote an article on my post processing workflow for Fuji X-Trans RAW files in Adobe Lightroom and NIK Color Efex Pro 4.The article triggered some strong debates on the question of wether significant post-processing results in an image that is effectively a 'lie'...