SOFTWARE REVIEW : THROUGH THE WOODS WORKFLOW FOR LIGHTROOM

SOFTWARE REVIEW : THROUGH THE WOODS WORKFLOW FOR LIGHTROOM

“Workflow” is a term often used when discussing the processing of digital images. In digital photography the real workflow covers the entire end-to-end process from the camera settings necessary to capture the image all the way through to backup strategies and the final published image, whether it be to print or to some form of digital medium. The steps within the full workflow process are many and one may adopt all or only some of them, depending on one's requirements.

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New Work – Dark Light Series

New Work – Dark Light Series

Over the past couple of months I have started another long-term photographic project: Dark Light Series. As with the Urban Contrasts Series, there is currently no defined end-point for the project and as with that series, I will occasionally cull a photograph from the project if I no longer feel it is up to standard or fits within the framework of the project. The aim is to simply build a body of work utilizing and developing certain themes and compositional techniques that have interested me for some time.

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New Work - Urban Contrasts Series

New Work - Urban Contrasts Series

I wanted to share a long-term project that I have been working on for the last few months. I currently have no defined project end-point but rather a desire to slowly evolve a style and technique that has always interested me. 

For a long time I have had more than a fleeting interest in design and architecture and while I enjoy older classic buildings I feel a stronger draw to more modern and minimalist architectural designs.

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Frustration and Reward - A Year With The Sony A7R

Frustration and Reward - A Year With The Sony A7R

The internet is saturated with reviews of Sony's first generation A7r. I know because I have probably read most of those published up to October 2014 and a few more since. A recent email exchange with a friend asking me for my thoughts and advise on the Sony A7r, prompted me to take stock of my personal experiences with the camera since taking the decision to switch from DSLRs to Sony's mirrorless system.

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My work recently published in Digital Photographer Magazine

My work recently published in Digital Photographer Magazine

In this month's issue of the UK publication Digital Photographer (Issue 159), the magazine publishes a feature on the 10 Best-Kept Secrets For Black & White - Bring mono images to life with pro tricks revealed, from exposure to editing.

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Commercial Photography Service Launched

Commercial Photography Service Launched

Well it has been a while since I posted up on my blog and I'm feeling a little guilty. Guilty in that I feel it has been a little neglected of late but with good reason.

What has kept me away has been the ongoing work on the commercial photography service...

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New Work - Galician Landscape Series

New Work - Galician Landscape Series

During the second half of August 2014, I was fortunate to travel with my family to the autonomous community of Galicia in the northwest of Spain. This was my first ever visit to this region and a welcome escape from the stifling heat of my home province of Andalucía...

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New Work - Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas Natural Park

New Work - Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas Natural Park

In early May of this year, I set off on my first trip to the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park. I spent five days travelling and hiking through the Park and scouting the various locations that I had researched...

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I Wish I Were There

I Wish I Were There

Landscapes began to capture my imagination as I developed my interest in photography. From the hundreds of thousands (even millions?) of photographs that I have viewed and studied since I was a child, the landscape is the genre that consistently holds my attention the longest...

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Supporting Save The Children

Supporting Save The Children

I have been a long-time supporter of the Save The Children Fund. The work provided by this organization delivers an important worldwide role in the promotion and defense of children's rights, the provision of relief through worldwide charitable work, particularly in developing countries...

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New Work - Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

New Work - Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

Located in the south-eastern corner of Spain, Cabo de Gata-Níjar is Andalucia's largest coastal Natural Park, with a wild and isolated landscape and some of Europe's most original geological features. The Cabo de Gata mountain range is also mainland Spain's largest volcanic rock formation with sharp peaks and crags characterized by deep ochre-hues...

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Rock Steady Photography

Rock Steady Photography

You may have noticed that long exposure photography (LE) is a technique I use quite often when photographing landscapes. I love capturing the sense of motion in water and clouds contrasted against static elements within the landscape such as rocks, trees and mountains. I like to use this technique to help convey the atmosphere of the moment. However, just like high dynamic range photography (and Marmite), you will either love it or hate it...

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Focus On The Final Image

Focus On The Final Image

While photographs interested me from a young age, if I'm honest, I suspect the real reason for my earliest attraction to photography were the actual cameras and lenses. You see, I am confessing my guilt!  I was a gadget freak, a geek, a nerd even! Why?

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