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Gone, But Not Forgotten

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Gone, But Not Forgotten.”   As winter approaches and the threat of snow is forecast, for today’s photo challenge it has to be a picture of my late Tibetan Mastiff, Bo short for Bo Diddley. Advertisements

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Working with smart previews

Now I don’t know about you, but I have to keep my original photos on an external drive, due to the size of my photograph library…  Lightroom is great for this because you can build smart previews of your original images and Lightroom allows you to work on a particular photo via their smart preview feature, without having to …

Noise

Don’t you just hate it when you take a photograph and forget to check your camera settings?  I know I do… sometimes you just can’t take that shot again. Ages ago I took this photograph… never transferred it to Lightroom until much later (by which time the tulip had died) and then I realised what …

It’s snowing…

Well not really… Just fake snow added to a photograph to be honest… Today I was looking back at some snow photographs we took at Shorne Country Park, Near Gravesend in Kent back in 2012.  And I liked this particular photograph And even though I liked the photograph and how the path meandered into the …

Watermarking….

Now what a tough question this is… do you watermark your photos or not?  I have always put a watermark either in the bottom left or right hand side of the photo… and I have tried to keep the watermark unobtrusive. Nobody wants to get up one morning, google something and find that their photos …

Split Toning

I have never tried split toning before… and ages ago I read a blog post by Julianne Kost, where she explains what split toning is and how you can achieve certain effects. Within her post she gives a link to download the presets (windows format).  I downloaded the presets and installed them in Lightroom but have …

Oh those decisions, decisions….

Why is it hard to make up my mind? I have Lightroom 5.5 and Photoshop…. so I can quite merrily do most things I want to do with a photograph.  But here is the problem… Adobe are not releasing stand alone versions of Photoshop any more.  Everything, except Lightroom is CC (Creative Cloud). Adobe just …

Graduated Filter Tip…

Another tool in Lightroom I use regularly is the graduated filter… again you have many options with this tool, including exposure, contrast, tint, temperature and you can even add colour. But one thing I found with the graduated filter tool is that if you decrease the exposure, say to make the sky go darker…. and …

Lets have some orb fun…

Photography isn’t just about going out and snapping photographs and posting them on a blog… photography has to be about fun… enjoyment and experimentation. Now experimentation doesn’t just to have to be achieved with holding a camera in your hand.  It can be about using Photoshop to have some fun. Take this image for instance… …

Picking the right lens….

No matter how much reading you do… you just can’t cover all aspects when it comes to picking your camera make and lenses.  Between us we have two Canon Cameras the EOS 600D and the EOS 1100D We are both satisfied with our cameras, mind you we both would love to have a Canon 5D MKIII camera …