Skylum Luminar – another look

Skylum Luminar I use RAW converters a lot – I shoot in RAW 99% of the time and need my RAW converter to be working with me and not hindering me. Luminar is in my toolkit, and I thought it was time to give it a difficult image top process. My last test of Luminar […]

Exposure X5 Announced

Alien Skin Software have today announced the imminent release of Exposure X5! Exposure is my pick of Lightroom replacements for Digital Asset Management and the best image browser I have ever tested. The current V4.5 is an excellent RAW converter and is the hub around which my entire image processing workflow revolves. Those who purchase […]

RAW Converter Shootout 2019

Ok folks, it’s that time again – time to test the latest RAW converters to see how they fare when presented with a challenging image. Since I last did this, I have moved away from Adobe products, so Lightroom/Camera Raw is not tested here. If you are happy with Adobe then that’s fine, they are […]

Topaz Studio V2 Released

Topaz Labs have just released version 2 of their excellent Topaz Studio software. Put simply, Topaz Studio 2 is one of the best, if not the best, photo enhancers available. It provides non destructive editing with both a collection of presets and a comprehensive set of filters. It is the filters that particularly interest me […]

EOS RP – 6 months review

So, I’ve been using the EOS RP for a little over 6 months now. I’ve taken it up mountains, to the coast, countryside and into cities. I’ve even shot a wedding with it. How did it perform? Am I happy with it? Landscape Photography The RP is a really good landscape photography camera. It’s easy […]

Topaz Gigapixel AI Vs Canon EF x2 Extender

I have tested Topaz Gigapixel AI before and concluded that it is the best image resize software. I now wanted to give it quite a stern challenge. How would it fare going up against a  top rated teleconverter such as the Canon EF 2x Extender, Mark 3? The extender Canon’s 2x extended attaches to some of […]

Canon EOS RP / Initial Hands on Review

Updated 7th March 2019 The EOS RP arrived in the UK this week and I was able to get my hands on one with the RF 35mm f/1.8 STM lens. Here’s my initial review… Disclaimer ‘In this world there are two kinds of reviewers. Those who use the equipment and those who just quote specs.’ […]

Topaz AI Gigapixel – a further review

I have reviewed this software before but now feel it is time to retest the software with a much bigger challenge. The Big Topaz AI Gigapixel Test My sample photo is one of the dreaded ‘brick wall’ pictures – useful because the repetitive structure of the wall allows the edges and centre of the picture to […]

The UK Lake District

My favourite place on earth is the UK Lake District. This small area features England’s best scenery, highest mountain and deepest lake. I have been visiting it for almost all my life and photographing it at a professional level since 2004. New Lake District Gallery The past few weeks have seen me revisiting all my […]