Category: Video Tutorials

October 24, 2016 / / Landscapes

Lightroom Landscape Tutorial – from Austria! The Wilder Kaiser, Tirol Here is a full editing Lightroom tutorial of an Austrian landscape – it’s the Wilder Kaiser range, which loom majestically over the farm we stop at on the McFade Austrian holiday which runs every October At the top of the ski slopes they have these little lakes which store water for the snow-blowers. If there isn’t any snow, they just make it from these reservoirs! So at sunset we didn’t ge the most incredible colours in the sky – but we can…

October 21, 2016 / / Landscapes

Lightroom Edit of Zell Am See – Austria Real-time Lightroom editing tutorial Here’s a 10 stop shot – taken with a very dark ND filter which makes the exposure 1000 times longer. This one has a 30-second exposure. The filter has a blue cast, so we show how to correct this – and work through each step describing “why” we make each change. Before and After The Video Here’s the video with all the steps and discussion for you to learn from   What else would you like to learn…

July 10, 2016 / / Landscapes

Want great results FAST? Need to prep some preview images but don’t have time to go to town? With most landscape photos, you’ve got the sky and the foreground – and other great elements like foreground interest boulders, trees, water… So editing that lot individually can take a long time. How about splitting your shot into 2 areas :- The Sky The Foreground If you could quickly make an amazing sky, then use the same technique to edit the foreground, would that speed your workflow up? Well here’s how we do…

July 9, 2016 / / Blog

Lightroom Presets – Work Smart! Do you always do the same editing steps? Have you created a fantastic shot, and want to re-create it in future? Do you want to spend less time editing and more shooting? Making your own LIGHTROOM PRESETS Well if you’ve said yes to any of those, then Lightroom Presets are perfect for you. The Develop Module lin LIGHTROOM has lots of sliders and tools for you to play with – all Lightroom Presets do is record settings for you to use later. It really is that simple. So…

September 22, 2015 / / Automobiles

Empowering the Lightroom Grad Tool Did you know you could have as many Lightroom Grad Tools as you like on a photo – and they can operate in any direction? Well in this video we see a beautiful TVR Tuscan transformed with 2 easy steps….

September 21, 2015 / / Landscapes

Focus Stacking in Landscape Photos If you like to get everything pin sharp in your landscapes, Focus Stacking is for you. If you shoot low with foregrounds which are very close to the lens, then it can be hard to get the background AND the foreground pin sharp. Focussing 1/3 of the way into a scene if often recommended, or using a “hyperfocal” calculator app on your phone can give you the best focus distance for a given aperture and focal length. Taking The Guesswork Out – Use Focus Stacking Rather than…

May 28, 2015 / / Lightroom

Is HDR Photography Dead? In many situations, new cameras do indeed render HDR Photography redundant. We use HDR to increase the “dymanic range” of our work – capturing extra detail in the highlights and shadows. Older cameras had a limited range, was was proved by lightening an under exposed shot. The “noise” would be intolerable, making a mosaic like pattern in the dark areas. However, newer cameras allow you to brighten darks areas, and to an extent, recover burned highlights sufficiently to get away with just 1 exposure of most…

May 27, 2015 / / Blog

How to Create That Vintage Look in LIGHTROOM In this short tutorial video, we look at editing a beach shot at Alnwick, Northumberland. It was a bright day with strong clouds, so lots of mid tones and some crisp shadows to play with. There are many ways to process such a shot, in this session we’ll take you through the whole process of using Split Toning to add that lovely vintage feel, a process that is surprisingly easy in Lightroom. The Vintage look can be added to any kind of photo, not just…

January 28, 2015 / / Architecture

10 Stop Filters – All the Rage! I’ve got one, have you? Well no landscape or architecture photographer worth their salt goes out without one these days do they ? 😉 It is the current fad – that surreal sky, those misty sea shores… you simply have to use them… They are genuinely interesting to use, and I have on occasion used one commercially to make “people disappear” from photos. So looking back at this photo of Clarence Dock, which it was called then, I wondered what it would have…

January 27, 2015 / / Blog

Shoot to the right… what’s that then? It’s a technique to get better image quality… simple as that really. Why does the “shoot to the right” technique give you better image quality? Well the science is pretty complicated and all to do with how a sensor captures light. Digital cameras sensors are more efficient at capturing the light in the “highlights”, and less efficient at capturing “shadows”, so by getting the exposure more to the highlight end, we are getting the best out of the sensor. Obviously you need to shoot RAW files for this to…