Photography & post-production training for photographers

I can't recommend Chromasia’s training highly enough. Spending a few hours with Dave in a group class is a truly amazing learning experience. His online tutorials are the most com­pre­hen­sive, easy to comprehend source of usable information available, and the amount of know­ledge, tips and tricks you can pick up about shooting, com­posing and processing from hanging out with the guy on a 1-2-1 session is absolutely invaluable. A far better investment than any amount of gear.”

Jason Kotecha
Fujifilm X-T1: Initial review
Posted on April 7, 2014 comments and reactions

While I was out in Dubai recently I was fortunate enough to be given Fujifilm's latest camera, the X-T1, along with the 18-55mm kit lens and the 56mm f/1.2. I've been shooting with it for a few weeks now, and am very impressed.

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See Through: Photography Competition
Posted on November 4, 2013 comments and reactions

I've been asked to judge a photography competition run by, a company specialising in the production of innovative and eye-catching business cards.

The first prize is 500 Clear Plastic Business Cards worth $750 for the winner, and 250 cards for the runner up.

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Skin in B&W: Photography competition
Posted on October 16, 2013 comments and reactions

I've been asked to judge a competition run by ViewBug: Skin in B&W. Up for grabs are two identical prizes: a free subscription to The Art of Black and White Photography - my online course on black and white postproduction - a limited edition photo storage hub, and 300 reward points).

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How to add dynamic clipping warnings to Photoshop
Posted on June 11, 2013 comments and reactions

There are two types of clipping you probably try to avoid introducing into your images during post-production: luminosity clipping (when the brightest areas of an image become white, or when the darkest areas become black), and channel clipping (when the data within an individual channel becomes compromised). Both forms - unless you've made a deliberate decision to clip your data - are something to avoid.

In this article I will show you how to get Photoshop to provide automatic and real-time feedback on any shadow, highlight, and channel highlight clipping within your images.

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But that's just Photoshop!
Posted on May 16, 2013 comments and reactions

Over the years I've had quite a few protracted and often heated discussions about the role of post-production in photography, normally with people who seem to have a rooted objection to images that have been radically transformed.

"But that's not photography, that's just Photoshop!" has been a relatively common criticism of some of my work.

It's a complex debate - especially as it plays out differently within different areas of photography - and I certainly don't intend to provide a complete answer here, but an image I've been working on recently prompted the following.

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