Category Archives: Technical and gear discussions
How I shoot and edit a theatrical show – The Wedding Singer with Stageworks
In this video I walk through the cameras I used to take shots of this fantastic musical, the settings I use on the cameras, and how I bulk edit a large number of photos quickly. I’ve also included some of the finished images.
Two camera set-ups. The Holdfast MoneyMaker vs. Peak Design Slide and Clip
So I’ve been meaning to make this video for a while. I bought the MoneyMaker dual camera strap system a while ago for weddings and event photography. I love it’s style but less keen on it’s usability. Since I moved to smaller/lighter Fuji mirrorless cameras, I found that using a Peak Design Clip and a Slide strap in combination seems to work fine.
I’ve ranked all the photography gear I bought in 2021
The Seven Best Editing Features in Lightroom
The Seven Best Editing Features in Lightroom – In this video I discuss what I consider the most useful editing features in the digital darkroom that I use the most; Lightroom. I also offer three bonus tips on how to smooth skin (to erase those crow’s feet that you don’t like), enhance eye details, and deal overly contrast-y sun-stars in landscape photography.
If you like enhancing your photos using Lightroom, this video is designed to give you a leg-up to the next level in editing your photos. The biggest compliment I have received about editing is that for most of my finished photos, you can’t see the edit. This is always my desire – to enhance but not to make the edits obvious to most people. Therefore, I hope this video might help those on their photography editing journey and give them a few more arrows in their quiver.
A new video about using photography filters
I made a fairly long video (25mins!!) – In it I discuss the four main physical photography filters, and whether you need them all. I also show how to blend bracketed images in Lightroom and Photoshop and demonstrate graduated and radial filters in Lightroom and show how you can use make the filter more targeted with luminosity mask.
20 Ideas for photographers in lockdown.
Following news that the current lockdown was going to last beyond early March, I realised that I wasn’t going to be able to celebrate my birthday down to Cornwall, like I usually do. Frankly, it put me in a bit of tailspin, so after a few days, I tried to look for some positives, and came up with a list of 20 ideas to spark some creativity for photographers like me, fed up with being locked down. I hope you find the video useful and that some of the ideas might help you creatively or give you some inspiration. Let me know. Thanks!
Setting up a Fuji X-T3 for landscape photography
When I was down in Cornwall in early December, my camera took a tumble and it couldn’t be fixed. Thankfully, my insurance company (Direct Line! Many thanks) provided a like-for-like replacement. In this video I show how I set the camera up ready for landscape photography (which due to the latest lockdown may not be for sometime!). Instead I stand in my garden talking between the cars and trains going by on the road outside and showing how I’ve set it up.
I hope you enjoy the video.
10 Things I learned about Landscape Photography in 2020
A new video about what I learned in 2020 about landscape photography. Please go and have a look.
New YouTube video. Using masks to blend three images in Photoshop
I used three separate photos to make this image. Hit the link to see how I did it.
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