Tuesday, 31 March 2020

From Adobe Lightroom to Capture One Pro

After much deliberation I've decided to switch from the subscription based Adobe Lighroom to Capture One Pro.
It wasn't a decision taken lightly, after over 10 years using Lightroom I knew it would be a steep learning curve to switch to a new photo editing software. My Lightroom catalogue was getting a too big so I was going to split it into seperate subject based catalogues and thought if I was going to do this maybe this would be the time to bite the bullet and switch over to Capture One Pro.
I downloaded the Capture One trial and used it for a couple of weeks and was amazed how I seemed to be able to get more information from my Raw files.......there was a 25% off Capture One Pro so it was time to make the switch.
I'm now in the process of creating my catalogues and processing some of my old files, this one below of Blea Tarn is one of my first attempts. The top image is the Raw unprocessed file and below is processed in Capture one Pro.
I'm still getting to grips with the new software but am liking what I'm seeing so far.

Blea Tarn - Raw unprocessed
Blea Tarn - processed in Capture One Pro

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Orton Effect for woodland photos using Affinity Photo

I'm using Affinity Photo instead of Photoshop because I find it easier use.
Trying to learn a few new processing techniques so I gave the Orton effect a try, this dreamy effect works well for woodland photos.
Here's my first couple of attempts.

Bluebell wood, Orton effect
Bluebell Wood Coniston

Roudsea Wood, Orton effect, Affinity Photo
Roudsea Woods

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Great Langdale Walk with Olympus 7-14mm Pro

First decent weather on a Friday in the Lake District for a long while so we decided to go for a walk around Great Langdale.
My new Olympus 7-14mm Pro lens hasn't had a lot of use so I thought I'd take that along.
We can't always be up for sunrise, especially if my wife Maire is coming along too, but it's still worth taking a few photos. You may not get fine art photos to hang on your wall but blue skys and fluffy white clouds are always good for Stock photos.
I think this one says.....come for a walk in the Lake District.
Part of the Cumbria Way at Great Langdale