Mastering Aperture ISO and Shutter Speed
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Mastering Aperture ISO and Shutter Speed

I’ve been meaning to write this article for years now, but never got around to it as the weather here in Spain keeps me outdoors, shooting! The unholy trinity of Aperture ISO and Shutter speed. Three settings that are inextricably linked together and absolutely determine how your photograph will turn out. An overview of this…

Creating Depth in Landscape Photography
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Creating Depth in Landscape Photography

DxO PhotoLab 7 and the Nik Collection Creating depth in landscape photography is a challenge that can be resolved in a few different ways, ranging from point of sharp focus, through leading lines to foreground interest. These solutions happen in camera, but what can we do in processing to increase the perception of depth in…

Atalaya de Marchal – Best Watchtower in Andalucia?
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Atalaya de Marchal – Best Watchtower in Andalucia?

Windmills, Snow and Gigapixel Panoramas This week, with the help of the Mountain Nomads, I found a location that has eluded me for months: the Atalaya de Marchal. The Atalaya de Marchal is a watchtower built by the Moors on a hilltop outside Conchar, just off the Albenuelas road. Its purpose was to spot incoming…

Using Luminosity Masks Effectively in Landscape Photography
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Using Luminosity Masks Effectively in Landscape Photography

Using Luminosity Masks effectively has been a game changer for many photographers, myself included, and I’m delighted to see them arrive in DxO PhotoLab 7 courtesy of DxO FilmPack 7. (You need to have both products installed for Luminosity Masks to become active in PhotoLab). Before PhotoLab 7, Photoshop was the only option for Luminosity…

Colour Grading in Lightroom Classic
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Colour Grading in Lightroom Classic

Mastering colour grading is key to creating your own style in photography. This article explores the options available for Colour grading in Lightroom Classic, describing the available tools and explaining what they are for and why you would use them. What does Colour Grading Achieve? Why is the colour straight out of the camera not…

Dodging and Burning Using Adobe Lightroom
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Dodging and Burning Using Adobe Lightroom

The art of dodging and burning using Adobe Lightroom has been made massively easier with the introduction of masking tools. In this post we’re going to cover dodging (lightening) and burning (darkening) using the tools available in Adobe Lightroom alone. There are other ways to go about this in Photoshop that I will write about…