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We’ve been listening to a bit of feedback from our readers saying that although they would love to use Photoshop for their work, it’s too expensive. We agree and hence we’re going to be trying to use Lightroom for a lot of our post processing demonstrations. In order to get the ball rolling, I’ve been working with Joe on a series of Lightroom tutorials. The goal of the tutorials isn’t to teach you how to use Lightroom from the ground up but to teach you how to post process landscape photographs. I see this as a big difference. Learning what the knobs and sliders do with a piece of software is a lot different than knowing how to use them in anger. It’s like learning that a steering wheel turns the car left and right and learning how to drive.
Our goal with any of our software demonstrations will always be subservient to bringing out the best of a good photograph (although we skirt around the edges of defining just what a good photograph is!). Our first instalment gets your started in how to assess images but we’ll be jumping into actually applying what we’ve learned in the very next issue so if you’ve got anything you’d particular like to know about - don’t forget to leave some comments!
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During the recent “Year of the Print” exhibition organised by Charlie Waite there were a couple of discussion talks with Steve Watkins, Editor of Outdoor Photography, as compere. The topic was open and questions came from audience members and social Continue reading → more
In the first part our new guide to Lightroom for Landscape Photographers we take a look at the environment – how you view and assess images. Continue reading → more
Introduction Among hill-walkers and climbers there is a fairly keen appreciation of the correct names of Scotland’s mountain regions and the hills which lie within them. Having come to landscape photography from such a background, I have found that the Continue reading → more
Pierino Algieri, as the name probably suggests, hails not from Wales but from Southern Italy, only settling in Wales after a tortuous Second World War. I wouldn’t mention this biographical aside but it’s part of the joy of this small Continue reading → more
Like many photographers I have a love-hate relationship with geology. Love, because it’s endlessly fascinating and you can’t photograph the British Isles without wondering at the different processes that made it. Hate, because what starts out so simple (Granite, Sandstone, Continue reading → more
Can you tell me a little about your education, childhood passions, early exposure to photography and vocation? I was born in Sheffield. My Dad was a newspaper editor, my Mum a mother and housewife. Dad worked all hours in his Continue reading → more
A few years ago I was in Edinburgh when the G8 summit was held there. A widespread good-humoured protest rally marched through the city. One group that caught my eye was the one in skeleton costumes carrying banners that said Continue reading → more