Looking at Vignetting in Photography. What is this technique and how can it be applied?
Reducing Invasive Backgrounds
A post processing tutorial showing some techniques for reducing the impact of invasive background elements in an image.
Splitting the Skies
A post processing tutorial showing how to isolate sky from the foreground and edit them independently.
A Photoshop post-processing tutorial showing how to replace the sky in a photograph.
Creating an Eerie Churchyard
A post-processing tutorial. Taking a washed out picture of a churchyard and turning it into an eerie scene.
Creating the Dark Castle
Post-Processing tutorial which takes a dull, grey photo of this castle and gives it a dark, moody appearance
Taming the Sun – How to make a balanced exposure when the sun is too bright
One of the biggest issues in landscape photography is dealing with the sun's intensity and brightness. Even when it is low on the horizon and it's intensity is lessened, it will still create too much contrast between the sky and the foreground when you are shooting into it. What you will end up with is... Continue Reading →
Tonal Maps – Seeing Clearly Now the Colour is Gone
Following on from my last post discussing histograms, I now want to quickly look at what I call tonal maps. When viewing an image, the colours within it can often deceive us into believing there is more or less tonal variance within the image than there actually is. Complimentary colours create greater contrast whereas analogous... Continue Reading →
Adding some life to those dull, grey shots
In Scotland where I live, winter days are short and the sun never rises very high above the horizon. Although that can provide wonderful opportunities for shooting dramatic shots when the low sun bursts through the skies, many days do not grant these opportunities. Too often you are greeted with dense cloud cover rendering not... Continue Reading →