AN INTRODUCTION TO CAPTURE ONE PRO FOR LIGHTROOM USERS

AN INTRODUCTION TO CAPTURE ONE PRO FOR LIGHTROOM USERS

I started using Capture One about 9 months ago and in that time it's slowly replaced Lightroom as my main image editor. Since I’ve used it in some of my workflow videos it’s something that I’ve received a lot go questions about so I’ve decide to put together this overview of Capture One looking at my own experience as a landscape photography and explaining a few tips that I’ve found made the learning curve a little easier, as well as a few tips that I use for post processing my images.

ICELAND SUMMER WORKSHOP TRIP REPORT

ICELAND SUMMER WORKSHOP TRIP REPORT

Earlier this summer I spent a week or so in Iceland leading a summer workshop there with fellow photographer Andrea Livieri and we had some spectacular conditions. We had a fantastic group of six people, none of whom had visited Iceland before and spent our first evening in Reykjavik getting to know everyone over dinner.

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - EXPECTATION & REALITY

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - EXPECTATION & REALITY

Whenever we go anywhere to take landscape images, it's pretty much impossible to avoid expectation. We have certain expectations of what a place will be like and what kind of image we'll shoot, but often these expectations affect our appreciation of a scene and hinder our ability to create images there.

WHAT'S IN MY CAMERA BAG - LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP

WHAT'S IN MY CAMERA BAG - LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP

This is a short video going over what I carry in my camera bag on a typical photography trip. My philosophy is to travel light and try to refine my kit down to just taking what I’m going to need and use. Since I made my “Packing for a photography Trip” last year I’ve changed what I carry with my and also changed my backpack, and that video also went into detail about clothing and all the stuff I would pack for a winter trip.

TUSCANY IN MAY WORKSHOP

TUSCANY IN MAY WORKSHOP

When I first got interested in landscape photography I started to come across images from Tuscany taken by Charlie Waite and it was always a place I wanted to visit. I made my first photography trip there ten years ago in 2009, returning many times over the years to lead workshops, and it never fails to inspire. This year's workshop took place, as usual, in early May when the hills are lush green and the flowers are in bloom and the changeable spring weather brings dynamic light and a good chance of mist in the mornings.

THE FAROE ISLANDS IN APRIL

THE FAROE ISLANDS IN APRIL

Back in April I spent ten days in the Faroe Islands with my good friend and workshop co-leader Andrea Livieri as we scouted out some locations for our workshop there next year. The Faroes are an incredible place situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean midway between the Shetland Isles and Iceland, they have a little of both culturally, but the landscape is completely unique.

MAKING THE MOST OF OVERCAST WEATHER - CAPTURE TO PROCESSING

MAKING THE MOST OF OVERCAST WEATHER - CAPTURE TO PROCESSING

I love colourful sunrises and sunsets with beautiful warm golden light illuminating the landscape, but when you’ve dragged yourself out of bed in the dark and up a mountain and the weather doesn’t give you what you want, there’s still the possibility to capture stark moody landscapes.

RETURN TO LOFOTEN

RETURN TO LOFOTEN

Less than two weeks after returning from Lofoten I was heading out there again for a second workshop. As soon as I landed at Oslo it was immediately apparent that a lot of the snow from earlier in the month had disappeared, and then when I arrived in Lofoten, after a pretty windy final stage of the flight, I was amazed at how different the landscape was

LOFOTEN WITH VAGABOND EXPEDITIONS

LOFOTEN WITH VAGABOND EXPEDITIONS

This winter I did two workshops in Lofoten, the first in February with Jonas from Vagabond Expeditions. I love Lofoten in Winter, it’s an amazing place and I was really excited this winter to be going there twice

FUJIFILM 50-140mm & 55-200mm TELEPHOTO COMPARISON FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - VIDEO

FUJIFILM 50-140mm & 55-200mm TELEPHOTO COMPARISON FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - VIDEO

I'm a big fan of telephotos for landscapes and I get asked a lot which Fuji telephoto I recommend.  In this video I compare the 55-200mm with the 50-140mm to see what the differences are between the lenses for shooting landscapes. 

A WEEK IN THE DOLOMITES IN WINTER

A WEEK IN THE DOLOMITES IN WINTER

I love the Dolomites. The jagged spires and peaks are my favourite landscape to photograph and every time I’m back there I find new inspiration. Photographing these same mountains blanketed in winter snow was something I’d wanted to do for a long time

MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY - CAPTURE TO EDITING

MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY - CAPTURE TO EDITING

Last month I spent a week or so in the snowy Dolomites mountains and put together this video about shooting an image from capturing the scene to my complete image editing workflow. We weren’t that lucky with the conditions, either having too much wind and driving snow, or completely clear skies with no drama, but landscape photography is usually about taking the scene as you find it and working out how best to shoot and edit a scene to fit the mood of a place.

FUJIFILM X-T3 - A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER'S REVIEW

FUJIFILM X-T3 - A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER'S REVIEW

I’ve been using the Fuji X-T3 for a couple of months now after upgrading from the X-T2 and in this video I’ve tried to give an overview about how good I feel the X-T3 is for shooting landscapes based on my own experience with it and previous X-T series cameras.

THOUGHTS ON WHY WE DO LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY & TAKING MORE SATISFYING IMAGES

THOUGHTS ON WHY WE DO LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY & TAKING MORE SATISFYING IMAGES

The ideas in this video have been buzzing around my head for a while now and this is an attempt to try to identify what it is that compels us to head out into the landscape to make images, and whether an understanding of that can help us to take better photos...or at least images we’re more satisfied with.

7 TIPS FOR WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

7 TIPS FOR WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

Winter is upon us and in my latest video I look at seven tips, artistic and practical, for taking landscape photography images in winter.

2 ESSENTIAL LENSES FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

2 ESSENTIAL LENSES FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

How many lenses do you really need for landscape photography? I really believe that two lenses is enough for the vast majority of landscape photography, and that that, the less gear we haul up a mountain with us, the lighter we travel, the clearer our mind is to make images when we get to our destination.

ICELAND - THE HIGHLANDS WORKSHOP

ICELAND - THE HIGHLANDS WORKSHOP

Early in the summer I was in Iceland running a couple of workshops. The first was around Iceland’s famous ring-road but the second saw us switch to a modified Land Rover Defender and head into the depths of the Highlands.

7 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I'VE LEARNED IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - VIDEO

7 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I'VE LEARNED IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - VIDEO

There are certain tips and pieces of advice that I find myself giving more than anything else during workshops or in response to email enquiries, and in this video I've tried to put them all together.

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN ICELAND

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN ICELAND

Last month I spent around 3 weeks in Iceland running a couple of landscape photography workshops there.  Between the two workshops we had a day off and along with a couple of the participants, I decided to take the opportunity to do a photography flight above the river deltas and highlands.  It's something I've wanted to do for a couple of years and it really didn't disappoint.

NEW ARCTIC CIRCLE & NORTHERN LIGHTS WORKSHOP

NEW ARCTIC CIRCLE & NORTHERN LIGHTS WORKSHOP

I'm really excited to announce that I'll be teaming up with Jonas Paurell of Vagabond Expeditions to run a photography expedition to the Arctic Circle in February next year.  We'll be using dog sleds, snow-mobiles and snowshoes to explore Swedish Lapland, meeting the semi-nomadic reindeer herding Sámi communities and experiencing the northern lights in this incredible winter landscape.