Category Archives: Post Production

Improving your photos in the darkroom and on the desktop.

A Guide to Layers and Blending in Gimp


Unlike some free software, Gimp is a powerful rival for its payware counterpart, Photoshop. Its depth and similarity to the Photoshop interface make it an ideal app for photographers on a budget. In previous articles we have looked making your images sparkle and how to add graduated filters. Today we are going to go […]

How to Use the New Panoramic and HDR tools in Lightroom CC

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The long awaited Lightroom 6, known as Lightroom CC to those using it on a subscription basis was an evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade. There was however a number of important new features added, two in particular that are not only great additions but will make the photographer’s workflow much easier. They are of course […]

Lightroom, Photoshop and the Creative Cloud Demystified

As controversial as it was, Adobe’s move into subscription based licensing for its software has enabled it to create and ever closer union between Lightroom, Photoshop and the newer Creative Cloud. Whilst much has been written about these three elements individually, today we are going to take a look at how a three work together […]

2 Huge Benefits of Photographing in RAW

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In the days of film, negatives were converted to photographs by 1) using chemical baths for dipping in the dark room or 2) sending to a photo processing lab. Due to the cost, expense and time spent processing in the darkroom, many photographers chose sending their negatives off to the labs. As technology evolved to […]

How to Create Photographic Slideshows That Wow


Ok, lets cut to the chase. For those of us of a certain age, photographic slide shows conjure up an image of sitting through badly edited holiday snaps in the smokey living room, whilst a soon to be ex-friend explains the benefits of using Velvia over Ektachrome to capture the many delights of Benidorm. The […]