Category: Video Tutorials

March 19, 2017 / / Blog

Learn Spot Colour in Seconds Using Adobe Lightroom Spot Colouring is where you make a black and white photo but leave a part of it coloured. You may see it in wedding photography, and most famously in the film, Schindler’s List – a girl in a red coat dominates one scene. The technique used to involve masks and photoshop – and a certain level of understanding for it to work. However, with a few seconds tweaking, you can create the same effect without opening Photoshop or learning about layers and…

December 2, 2016 / / Blog

A New way of working with LIGHTROOM? Here’s a video of how I found using these LIGHTROOM Presets and Brush settings to edit a few photos The company who created them are called Sleeklens – and can be found on the following links:- Main Website https://sleeklens.com/ Products Landscape Lightroom Presets Professional Photo Editing Service Lightroom Presets Presets I think the video says it all – but in a nutshell, the presets are split into 6 types – from some all in one presets which give you a final result, to some specific…

December 2, 2016 / / Lightroom

Lightroom edit of our Night Photography Workshop – Roundhay Park, Leeds Here’s a shot from our light painting workshop in Leeds – a small but perfectly formed group of intrepid photographers gathered to paint the park red, blue, green and any other colour we had in the bag. This photo had 3 of us with torches – blue to the left, red behind, and yellow to the right. Luckily we had perfect skies – a decent wind with sparse clouds blowing past, this gives us a great sense of movement…

November 24, 2016 / / Blog

Iconic Steam Train Photo Here’s a shot taken from a bridge – in this tutorial I work through a few different controls to eek out detail in the steam and the engine body. The “how to” video https://youtu.be/c0CZRn6ZYkM 

November 24, 2016 / / Blog

Here’s a scene from a cornwall town – it’s been uploaded anonymously so I’ve no idea who’s work it is.  Essentially it was a quick case of brightening up the photo to add a bit of punch – using the GRAD tool.  Before…   After   The Video https://youtu.be/zgQoOuix7rY 

November 24, 2016 / / Blog

A Bavarian Lake Scene Here’s a photo of the stunning Konigsee, part of our 2016 trip to Austria.  It’s taken by our friend Julie Pfeiffer, who came all the way from Milwaukee to join us in Tirol. The shot is from the banks of the lake next to a beautiful church.  Wiki Says…. Situated within the Berchtesgaden Alps in the municipality of Schönau am Königsee, just south of Berchtesgaden and the Austrian city of Salzburg, the Königssee is Germany’s third deepest lake. Located at a Jurassic rift, it was formed…

November 24, 2016 / / Blog

Anonymous Edits Here’s a lovely street scene from what I guess is France – again, I’ve no idea who’s shot this one is, it’s uploaded to DROPBOX with no name attached so I can be totally impartial. A bit like the STIG was on Top Gear. This edit creates a couple of results – one is a muted colour, with warm tones and a vignetted finish The second is a black and white – more contrasting result.  https://youtu.be/pSiubWLkEzU 

October 26, 2016 / / Landscapes

Is Swaledale the best Dale?  There are so many dales, all with different character, all with different features.  Swaledale is known for its steep sides, lead mines, waterfalls and 1000 barns – so lots to go at for the photographer We went up there yesterday – Richard Spurdens with his new Canon 5D mark 4 and me with the huge 500mm lens. Boys and their toys.  Here are a few from a quick play in LIGHTROOM – you can see the autumn colours were strong, and we found some really…

October 24, 2016 / / Landscapes

Front to back sharpness Here’s how it’s done! Even at F16 with a wide lens, you can struggle to get everything sharp in a photo. If you like getting a foreground object such as a boulder or stream in your shot – the background may get blurry – of the foreground may get blurry… it depends on where you focus. How about doing 2 shots, 1 focussed on the background and the other on the foreground? That’s what we did here – the video takes you through how to automatically…

October 24, 2016 / / Landscapes

Yorkshire Dales Lightroom Tutorial – Ribblehead Viaduct A sunset shot – without a great sunset So you’re driving up a long country road with no real signs of life apart from the odd farm or bird of prey, then all of a sudden this massive viaduct pops up! That’s Ribblesdale – it’s full of stuff to photograph, and here is the best bit, right at the top of the valley. In the summer the sun sets over the back of Whernside, so not so good for sunsets – but in the…