HSL Tool in PhotoLab 4

HSL Tool in PhotoLab 4

The HSL Tool in PhotoLab 4 is an improvement on the tool in version three and provides a very intuitive way of managing precise colour ranges across an entire image. Check out the video! This video shows how I used the tool to accentuate the autumn colours in an...
Best Black and White Photography Plugin?

Best Black and White Photography Plugin?

Converting images to monochrome is never as straightforward as it might appear. In this post we look at methods of achieving the monochrome look and answer the question “Is Silver Efex Pro the best Black and White Photography Plugin ever?” First the...
Grace Currie’s Town Centre Takeover

Grace Currie’s Town Centre Takeover

I shot a video last week with Shropshire Artist Grace Currie, called Grace Currie’s Town Centre Takeover. Grace Currie’s Town Centre Takeover A contribution to the Great Big Art Exhibition, where artists all over the UK are filling their windows with...
Architectural Video

Architectural Video

A rather special architectural Video project. Helter Skelter Studios were commissioned by RGB Group to produce a video to help market a property development in Shrewsbury. The Old Glassworks is a converted church opposite the river and the conversion is spectacular,...
Library Management in DxO Photolab 4

Library Management in DxO Photolab 4

Library Management in DxO Photolab 4 In this post, I’ll be looking at Library Management in DxO Photolab 4 in detail. I’ll explain how it works in comparison with Adobe Lightroom and talk about why you might want to have a workflow including both products....
Light on the Landscape Review

Light on the Landscape Review

Light on the Landscape Light on the Landscape by William Neill is a book I’ve been meaning to get to for a while now. It kept cropping up in conversation with other photographers and slowly crept into my consciousness until this Christmas when miraculously it...
Luminar AI Review

Luminar AI Review

I’ve been looking forward to writing a Luminar AI review, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I could lay my hands on a copy of the software. Now I’ve had a chance to see what it can do, and I have to say, I’m impressed. Disclaimer: We are...
Best Software for 360 Photography

Best Software for 360 Photography

I’m going to talk about the best software for 360 photography, share my own workflow and show how I created the Little Planet photographs in my Andalucia in 360° series. Please note, I am not affiliated with any of these companies. This is software (and...
Is Picfair worth the money?

Is Picfair worth the money?

Is Picfair worth the money? I’ve sold prints through Alamy and Smugmug over the years and although I like Alamy and have sold quite a few pictures there, I abandoned my Smugmug subscription about four years ago due to the price. It simply wasn’t worth the...
Best Black Friday Photography Deals

Best Black Friday Photography Deals

Just like anyone else I’ve been monitoring the best Black Friday photography deals, holding off on buying some new kit in case it turns up heavily discounted in a Black Friday Sale. Alas, I’ve been sorely disappointed, the LED Lenser H14.2 Head Torch has a...