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.

FUJiFILM X-T30 - A PRACTICAL COMPARISON WITH THE X-T3 & X-T20

FUJiFILM X-T30 - A PRACTICAL COMPARISON WITH THE X-T3 & X-T20

I’ve been using the Fuji X-T30 for about a month alongside my X-T3 and replacing my X-T20, which was my previous back up camera. This isn’t an in-depth review of all the cameras details and features or a technical break down image quality or a comparison with other cameras. Instead, it’s an overview of how good I feel the X-T30 is for shooting landscapes, and how it compares with the X-T3 and X-T20.

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.

FUJI X STORIES - PRECIOUS GFX

FUJI X STORIES - PRECIOUS GFX

Earlier this year I was honoured to film one of their “Precious GFX” films for the Fujifilm X Stories channel. I took the GFX 50R with me on my trip to the Dolomites in January and put together a short film about the camera. You can see the results on the Fujifilm channel and on X Series website.

CREATIVE EXPOSURE INTERVIEW

CREATIVE EXPOSURE INTERVIEW

Earlier this month I spent 10 days in Lofoten running a landscape photography workshop with Jonas Paurell from Vagabond Expeditions. Jonas gets to work with lots of incredible photographers like Thomas Heaton and Morten Hilmer and has started a film series where he interviews each one about photography and the creative proces

FUJIFILM GFX 50R - A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER'S REVIEW

FUJIFILM GFX 50R - A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER'S REVIEW

I got the chance to spend two weeks in shooting in the Dolomites with the Fujifilm GFX 50R earlier this month, and here's a video review I put together. Like all my reviews it's in no way technical or focused on specs or comparisons, but instead based on my experiences shooting with the camera and working with it in the field.

FUJIFILM XF 8-16MM F2.8 - A PRACTICAL REVIEW

FUJIFILM XF 8-16MM F2.8 - A PRACTICAL REVIEW

If like me, you love shooting wide angle landscapes then the Fuji XF8-16 f2.8 lens with weather sealing has probably been on your radar since it first appeared on the Fuji roadmap last year.  I’ve been happily using the 10-24mm since I switched to Fuji about three and a half years ago, it’s my most used lens by a long way, so I’ve been wanting to have a look at this lens for while now and see if it can replace the 10-24mm as my go-to wide angle zoom.

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.