Manually stitching a Pano in Photoshop

On a recent trip to Tenerife, I found myself shooting quite a number of panos, due to the island’s abundance of beautiful landscapes. However, when I got back to the hotel and started processing the images, using Photoshop’s Photomerge function (File>Automate>Photomerge), it quickly became clear that there was something PS didn’t like about one particular […]

Top 10 tips for Wedding second shooters

Weddings are by no means a suitable arena to learn general photographic principles. It has frequently been likened to conducting a portrait shoot, at 100mph, for 8-10 hours (if not longer) straight and having been shooting weddings myself for a number of years now, I can largely attest to the accuracy of that statement. But […]

The importance of post processing

‘That’s been photoshopped!. We’ve all heard the phrase, haven’t we? It’s usually said in response to an obviously (and overly) retouched image shared on social media or a very badly composited image and it’s usually uttered by a fellow photographer. Somehow over the last 28 years then, ‘photoshop’ has become a verb and, to many, […]

The Importance of Filters (or why I changed my mind on the importance of filters)

From the moment I picked up my very first camera many years ago, I was told that filters were the best way to minimise or maximise certain effects the environment can have on your images. Be it a circular polariser to reduce reflections and haze, a graduated ND filter to tone down the harsh highlights […]

The Great (Hybrid) American Road Trip – New York

Having had a bit of a wait for the flight from Las Vegas’ McCarran airport to New York, we were pleased to finally get called to board the plane taking us pretty much the breadth of the country on an overnight flight. Even more pleased were we with the thought of catching some much needed […]

The Great (Hybrid) American Road Trip – El Dorado Canyon

So after the rush and buzz of the last three days (in fact, the whole trip had so far felt like it had gone at 100mph!), it was time to ease off the gas a little and head out in to the desert during the day for our last few hours in Vegas before our […]

The Great (Hybrid) Amercian Road Trip – Photoshop World Vegas – Part 3

It was the third and final day of PSW and, looking back, I swear we must have been surviving solely on the buzz of being there, as it certainly wasn’t sleep that was keeping us going. So with heavy eyes but minds still ready and eager to learn, we finished off our last day fitting […]

The Great (Hybrid) American Road Trip – Photoshop World Vegas – Part 2

(Ok, I promise this will be the last phone photo exclusive post…. Night photos from the desert coming next time!) After another epically long nights sleep (I joke, of course), we were back up making our way through the casino (to get anywhere in Vegas, you have to go through a casino… I’m serious!) towards […]

The Great (Hybrid) American Road Trip – Photoshop World Vegas – Part 1

  (This’ll be another phone photo heavy post but bear with me… I promise there’ll be more epic photos coming soon!) We had arrived in Vegas and it was day one of Photoshop World! It was finally time for the show to start and we couldn’t have been more eager… Well, perhaps we could have […]