One Click to Better Black and Whites

  Black and white conversion can be a complicated ordeal, and you can find yourself down a deep rabbit hole of theory if you're not careful. There are times where that kind of in-depth analysis is critical to a perfect image, but sometimes you just need...

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...

Bite-Size PS Tutorials: Sharpening with High Pass Filter

  Two things converged for me recently: an increase in questions sent to me regarding my commercial photography and the unexpected popularity of my bite-sized Photoshop tutorials. Both occurrences are born from the same inquiry of understanding how certain things are achieved. I used to bother...

ON1 Photo RAW 2017.1 Release Notes (Updated 4/3/17)

ON1 Photo is the lightning fast photo organizer, raw processor, layered photo editor and effects app all-in-one. Unlike the current class of raw processors requiring cataloging, bouncing between apps for editing, and a subscription ecosystem, ON1 Photo features a new, modern raw processing engine, tuned...

RawTherapee Version 5 Better Speed & X-Trans and Foveon Support

The Fujifilm X-trans sensor has been a bitter-sweet addition to the photographic community; people praise it for its pixel array “randomness” that emulates the emulsion on film. In the same vein, the pixel array can wreak havoc on your post-production workflow. Lightroom is infamous for...

Get More Performance Out of Your X-Trans Sensor with This Free Software

In my previous article on the difficulty FujiFilm’s X-Trans sensor has preserving fine color detail, I used the free software Darktable to process the RAW examples. I showed how, specifically in terms of color detail, Darktable was able to do a better job than FujiFilm’s own processing. (I also...

QUICK SHOT: Fuji X-Pro 2 By Axel Friberg

Previously, I have only used Lightroom to edit my pictures. However, inspired by an F-stoppers video with Elia Locardi on Youtube, I tested out a new workflow to bring out more colors from the RAW file. Basically, the workflow looked like this: ...

One Fuji X-Pro 2 Image – 7 Different Raw Converters

I was recently working on a photo of Dublin’s famous Ha’Penny bridge that I had taken with my X-Pro 2 and an idea came to me. I was processing the image in Lightroom, and I wanted to see what it would look like in different...

A beginners guide to Lightroom – Importing your photos

In this short video Roger Payne guides you through importing your images into Lightroom and how to organise them once they get there. Check our blog on the 19th December for Roger’s second video all about post production tweaks and how to enhance your images further.   ...