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…

The Best 3 Lenses for Landscape Photography
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The Best 3 Lenses for Landscape Photography

The “holy trinity” or the best 3 lenses for landscape photography are reasonably well documented but how many people understand the differences between these lenses and can point to the differences in the image they produce? In this post, we’ll talk about the focal lengths every landscape photographer should have covered and discuss the key…

Best Clothes for Mountain Photography
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Best Clothes for Mountain Photography

So this is a bit random, posting about clothes in a photography blog? I’m writing here about clothes for mountain photography because I plan to do a lot of that in 2023 and I realise that so far as equipment goes I am grotesquely under prepared! So this article is informed more than most of…

New Photography Training for 2023
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New Photography Training for 2023

Happy New Year everyone! I love the New Year because it’s a time for new beginnings, an opportunity to reset for the New Year and assess what’s worked (photography training) and perhaps more importantly, what hasn’t worked so well in the previous twelve months! Every year I go through my Notes and I’m amazed and…

Succeeding at the Business of Photography

Succeeding at the Business of Photography

What do I mean by the business of photography? If the act of picking up a camera and pressing the shutter makes a person a photographer then I’m broadly ok with that, At least they are taking photographs. But what defines a photographer these days? A practising photographer, sustaining a living out of photography must…

A Backup Strategy for Photographers in 2022

A Backup Strategy for Photographers in 2022

I spent fourteen years in corporate IT and we had a saying back then that “Data only exists once it has been backed up”. I’ve written about a backup strategy for photographers before, about five years ago and a lot has changed since then. Not least, SSD’s overtaking the HDD. It happens to all of…