Dehaze is one of the nice little additions to the latest iteration of Lightroom CC. This simple slider can pull amazing detail out of a RAW image. In this short video ...continue reading
We had another great Piers and Wreck workshop yesterday, and a reminder that landscape shooters should always expect the unexpected. The forecasts for the day offered little hope, predicting heavy and persistent rain and/or thick cloud cover for most of the day. Undeterred, our intrepid band set out to shoot the beautiful West Sussex coast, and our reward was some of the best light we've yet encountered on this popular tour. Many thanks to everyone for being such super, and enthusiastic, company.
Our next Piers and Wreck tour is on 21st February, timed to coincide with an unusually high tide (hoping for crashing surf!). More details here.
A popular monthly photography magazine recently ran a brief article with the header: ‘What does ‘bokeh’ actually mean?’ The magazine’s answer was: ‘Bokeh is the effect that’s created by blurred lights in out-of-focus areas’. This is not strictly correct, although a common misconception. ...continue reading
In some of my landscape images the sun looks rather like a star. A few people have asked me what filter I have used, either on camera or in processing, so I thought I’d take a post to explain a simple piece of aperture know-how. The sunburst/starburst effect is simply what you get when shooting small points of bright light using f16. No processing, or special filters required. ...continue reading