product photography with AI
30th November 2023

AI art platforms can create stunning on-brand images for your e-commerce site with just text prompts. Learn the simple formula for visually-striking backdrops, colours, and compositions and boost your sales with no design experience needed!

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How to clean the X-T4 sensor
9th December 2020

How to clean the X-T4 sensor, or indeed any camera sensor, is a question we photographers eventually have to ask ourselves. Even if you swap lenses in what looks like the most dust-free environment, one day, it will happen: you’ll see a dust spot in your images. Myself, I believe I am the fastest lens-swapper in the universe (totally!) but I still see these spots every now and then. Of course, it...

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Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
24th September 2020

I wrote about Luminosity Masks in Photoshop already on this blog. It’s a very powerful technique I use in my landscape and cityscape photography. I find it much more efficacious than letting my camera or software randomly decide what a good HDR photo is. Yes, it may take a bit longer. But the results are far more satisfactory. When I first heard about Luminosity Masks, it seemed quite a complex concept to...

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Dodge and Burn in Photoshop
10th September 2020

Dodge and Burn are tools often used by photographers of all kinds to enhance their images. To highlight details, improve contrast, make an element stand out more, brighten up eyes in a portrait… There are plenty of applications. These tools have been available in Photoshop for quite a long time now. But using Dodge and Burn “as is” is not recommended as it would be a “destructive” edit (meaning you cannot undo...

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London sunrise photography
5th September 2020

I often say that it’s my duty to shoot sunset or even sunrise photography! I love landscapes and cityscapes, so I must take these pictures when the conditions are right! Of the two, sunrise photography can be more rewarding because it requires more effort. First of all, from Spring to Autumn the time is not favourable. You need to wake up quite early to catch the sunrise. Better in Winter when you...

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How to Edit the Milky Way in Adobe Lightroom
24th July 2020

Do you want to learn how to edit the Milly Way in your photos, so it really pops? Good! Because this is exactly the content of the video I just published on YouTube! I went with my friend Robert to Stonehenge, UK, for a night out, hoping to get some good shots of Comet Neowise again. And also the Milky Way and all we could squeeze in one night. My photo of...

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Wordpress Problem Solved
28th May 2020

I love WordPress. I have used it since it was called B2/Cafelog, probably around 2002. Then I used its public .com version for my successful food-blog and the self-hosted one for many of my clients, including big names like JP Morgan or Bank Of New York Mellon. According to the latest stats, in 2020 WordPress powers 35% of the entire Internet. It means it’s installed on just shy of 500 million websites....

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Rule of Thirds - cover image
7th May 2020

When you’ve been a photographer for many years, you give some knowledge for granted, and the Rule of Thirds is certainly among those. But as of today, this is still the most searched photography-related topic on Google. So maybe I should write about it. If there’s enough interest, I might cover more Photography basics. Let me know in the comments if it’s something you would like to see here. What is the...

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Lightroom Classic 2020, worms edition
28th April 2020

Sharpening Fujifilm Raw files in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. It's a topic that has filled articles for a very long time... Here's my optimal solution.

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Lightroom presets
28th January 2020

This may be old news, but I often hear this question about Lightroom presets. The Problem Over a year ago, Adobe decided to refine (= overhaul) how presets work in Lightroom. All of a sudden, some of my own presets were not showing in the Develop panel anymore. And the same happened to others. In some cases, all the presets were showing, but some had their names in italics or greyed out....

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Kyoto Golden Pavillion
7th January 2019

In this blog, I start disclosing my editing workflow, and the first topic I’d like to introduce is Luminosity Masks. Luminosity Masks are something you might have heard before, mostly if you shoot Landscape/Cityscape. In a nutshell, they are selections based on tones that allow for refined adjustments. In their basic form, they broadly target highlights and/or shadows. But they can be further refined to include mid-tones or narrow down an image’s...

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