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Sony Star Eater? A comparison of Sony A7II Camera Vs Pentax K1

I thought I'd write this article about the Sony star eater issue that is often discussed. I know there are a lot of Sony gear lovers out there and some people who want to enjoy using these cameras for "low light" captures or astrophotos. The Sony star eater debate has been circulating the internet for some [...]

DxO Working on New Nik Collection of Filters for 2018

DxO recently announced that they will be releasing a new version of the Nik Collection of filters in 2018. I have written articles about the Nik Collection of filters a couple of times now; once to let you all know that Google was giving them away free and the second time to let you know [...]

Convert Raw Files to DNG Using Lightroom and Adobe DNG Converter

Introduction This article will describe three methods to convert your Raw files to DNG files. The first two methods will make use of Adobe Lightroom and the final method will use the free Adobe Digital Negative Converter. The Adobe DNG Converter is useful if you do not own Lightroom or you have a new camera [...]

Copy Develop Settings From One Photo To Another in Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom gives you the ability to copy develop settings that you have made on one photo and apply them instantly to one or more other photographs. This is not only a massive time saver but it also ensures consistency across a collection of similar photographs. For example, let's say that you have a series of photographs [...]

The Ghost of Ross Priory? What’re Your Thoughts?

Ross Priory is the ancient house of the Buchanan family and sits on the banks of Loch Lomond. It is a spectacular building that has an equally spectacular view over Loch Lomond. However, does this photograph show that it may be haunted? One evening in early December, I decided to visit Ross Priory to try some [...]

Culling in Lightroom – A Quick Tip to Speed Up Culling

Here is a quick tip to help you speed up your culling in Lightroom. First, let me explain what the term culling in Lightroom means. What is Culling in Lightroom? You know the scenario - you come back from an event, wedding or a two week holiday and you have hundreds or thousands of images [...]

Editing in Lightroom – A Walkthrough With an Image From Vagli Sotto in Tuscany

This is a walkthrough of how I took this image and its final editing in Lightroom. This image was taken during one of my many trips to Tuscany. It was shot late in the afternoon during the month of June. This is another example of why I always maintain that you can indeed take photographs [...]

The Difference Between Flow and Density in Lightroom

A lot of Lightroom users will be accustomed to using the Brush tool to make local adjustments but many don’t understand the difference between Flow and Density. So my goal of this article is to clarify the difference between the Flow and Density sliders found in the Adjustment Brush tool. To help with understanding, let [...]

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