The Black & White Landscape ebooks

Black & white landscape ebook covers

The Black & White Landscape and The Black & White Landscape Companion are released on my website today (scroll down for details of the special offer).

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How to Retouch Portraits in Lightroom with Sleeklens Lightroom Develop Presets

Portraits retouched in Lightroom

Some photographers consider Photoshop an essential tool for retouching portraits, but I take a different approach and believe that most photographers can do all the portrait retouching they need to in Lightroom.

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How to Post Photos to Instagram from Lightroom

Lightroom and instagram

Instagram seems to be growing in popularity for photographers who want to share and promote their work. So, considering all the activity on the social networking site, wouldn’t it be great to upload photos to it directly from Lightroom? Up until recently you couldn’t – one of the quirks of Instagram is that you can only upload images from your mobile device.

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How to Build a Photography Website

Photography website

Photography websites are a wonderful source of inspiration and invaluable self-promotional tools.

With the right website, stock photographers can sell their photos, wedding photographers can display their best work in online portfolios and hobbyists can share their favourite images with the world.

But what if you have no idea how to build a website? Whether you’re a pro with thousands of pounds to spend, or you have a budget of exactly zero, there’s a solution for you.

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12 Reasons Every Photographer Needs a Website or Blog

Andrew S. Gibson photography website

The thought of creating or commissioning a photography website can be daunting if you don’t know much about web design. But before you even begin to think about how, the important question to answer is why. It’s so easy for anybody to have an account on Tumblr, 500px or Flickr that you may be wondering exactly why a photographer would need their own website or blog. So let’s dive in and take a look at some of the benefits a good quality website will bring you.
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How to Use the New Guided Upright Tool and Lens Correction Panel in Lightroom CC

Lightroom Upright Guide tool

Last week Adobe rolled out the latest updates to Lightroom. Lightroom 6 users will see little change apart from bug fixes and new camera support lens profiles (this Adobe article has the full details).

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The Candid Portrait

The Candid Portrait photography ebook

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My newest ebook is published today.

The Candid Portrait: A Photographer’s Guide to Candid Street & Travel Photography is written for everybody who wants to learn how to create better portraits in the street.

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Composition Tips From Pro Photographer Bob Holmes


Any search for advice on photographic composition results in a lot nonsensical information. The rule of thirds (which Michael Freeman describes as “probably the worst piece of compositional advice I can imagine”) is bad enough, but I doubt that any decent photographer is thinking about the golden mean, fibonacci spirals or armatures when creating photos.

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How to Speed Up Your Lightroom Workflow with Photo Mechanic

Photo Mechanic

Last week I looked at various ways in which you can speed up the Lightroom import process. All of them have something in common – no matter which method you use, you still have to wait for Lightroom to build 1:1 previews of your images before you can both view and zoom into them. Even then, Lightroom is not as fast as it could be for viewing your photos.

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How to Save Time When Importing Photos Into Lightroom

How to speed up Lightroom import process

Perhaps one of the biggest frustrations Lightroom users face is the initial process of importing photos from your camera’s memory card. The more photos you need to import, the longer it takes, which can be more than a little annoying when you just want to get on with viewing the photos.

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