Talking Point - Presets

Talking Point – Lightroom Presets – Is it cheating or a time-saver?

Today I thought I was approach a subject that has many opinions on it.  In my talking point discussion I want to ask is using a Lightroom Preset created by another photographer cheating?  Or just a time-saver? I have downloaded…

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Blue Rose

Blue Rose of Belmont House and Gardens

I've played around with the Oil Paint filter at times in Photoshop before.  However, due to it not working on my desktop I invested in Topaz Impression.  What I like about Impression is that the software applies different styles and  brush strokes to…

Shadows

Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadows

As many of you may have gathered by now I am an avid Lightroom User and if I can do all of my processing in Lightroom I will.  Have WordPress excelled themselves?  You bet they have, but I will get…

Dahlia

Pom Pom Dahlia from Lullingstone – Oil Paint Effect

  To create the above photograph, I started out in Lightroom.  To the dahlia I cropped the image and then did a few minor edits to the image.  Over-processing the image at this point was one thing I didn't want…

Iron Gate

The Iron Gate at Eltham Court Palace

As I mentioned way back... I have had 3 blog posts produced on the Topaz Labs Blog.. I have felt very humbled in being asked, by Jodi Robbins, to write articles for them.   Anyway.. the post I wrote was about adding Paint…