Cold Snap in The Peak District

Frosty conditions on Higger Tor, The Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 10-24mm lens at 11mm. ISO160, 1.4″ at f/13.0 tripod mounted and 0.9 Soft ND Grad on the sky.This winter the weather hasn’t been very wintery here. In fact, I think I can count...

The best way to use Luminar Flex with Lightroom

If you are using Luminar flex as a plug-in for Lightroom, then there are lots of different ways to activate it. However, personally I use a bit of a roundabout method, by sending the image to Photoshop first. In this post I’ll explain why, and...

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: ...