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…

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…

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…

The Best Photo Editing Software 2022
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The Best Photo Editing Software 2022

The best photo editing software for landscape photography is a subject that I think I am reasonably well placed to comment on, having suffered and benefited from multiple solutions over the course of my career. As ever, I only feature software I have good hands on experience of. The section entitled Best of the Rest…

Photographing the Lecrin Valley Fire

Photographing the Lecrin Valley Fire

About the Lecrin Valley Fire The Lecrin Valley Fire destroyed 3000 hectares of wild forest and cultivated land in the Lecrin Valley, Andalucia where I live. I must admit that finding myself in the middle of an actual natural disaster unfolding in real time added a discombobulating dollop of fear, uncertainty and confusion to my…

Location Scouting for Landscape Photography

Location Scouting for Landscape Photography

Location Scouting for Landscape Photography is an activity that if done well, can save the photographer countless hours and helps to deliver outstanding images every time. I’m going to talk about my methods and probably ramble on a bit about the awesomeness of just being in the landscape! Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older. The…