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…

Photographing the Picos de Europa (Part One)
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Photographing the Picos de Europa (Part One)

As I mentioned in the last post, Photographing Cabo de Gata, I’ve just returned from a week long walking expedition, photographing the Picos de Europa. Suffice to say it was an absolute blast, the weather cooperating to provide all of the conditions I’d hoped for and none of the ones I’d feared! The Picos de Europa (“Peaks…

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…

Adobe Lightroom AI Updates
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Adobe Lightroom AI Updates

Adobe’s approach to AI has been carefully calibrated to improve the experience for existing Lightroom users while plugging the gaps that have encouraged some to decamp to other brands such as DxO. The newly released Adobe Lightroom AI updates bring powerful changes to the tooling that are conveniently placed to enhance existing workflows. This is…

Successful Street Photography for Introverts

Successful Street Photography for Introverts

For some people, the idea of street photography is a trigger for excruciating self consciousness and massive anxiety. Indeed, street photography for introverts can be as painful as a trip to the dentist. Personally, I’m more afraid of dentists than I am of people, but approaching strangers is definitely out of my comfort zone. The…

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…