Stewie the Golden Retriever

It’s arrived….

I love my Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens and my Canon EF-S 18-55mm standard kit lens... but I wanted something that would be in between those ranges, so that I didn't have to keep changing lenses.... So I…

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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…

It’s snowing… again

Yesterday I produced a photograph of a snowy landscape and added an effect to the photograph to make it look like it was snowing... Today I wondered if there was a way I could take a photograph I took ages…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouette

For this Week's Photo Challenge - Silhouette, I thought I would enter a photograph we took back in July when we visited the New Forest. We sat on a hillside and watched the sun go down and as we were about…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture

  As part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture, I have used the above picture as the texture of the brickwork gives a nice backdrop to this sole yellow flower amongst a mass of purple flowers.

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…

Graduated Filter – Matt’s tip

Graduated Filter - Matt's tip One of the blogs I follow religiously is Lightroomkillertips, and I would recommend following this blog if you use Lightroom..  Apart from Matt giving you free presets to work with, he also gives some great…