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Friday Freebie ~ Sticker Action

There are only two things that you need to know about the Friday Freebie. First they’re only announced on a Friday and second… well you can probably work that one out for yourself. For this Friday freebie I’m giving away a Phot...

Photoshop Elements 11 ~ First look

I’ve always had a soft spot for Photoshop Elements. It’s 90% cheaper then Photoshop, its bigger brother, and yet it still does 90% of everything I need Photoshop to do. Traditionally Elements is updated every 12 months and in t...


RAM vs Photoshop

Recently I wrote about how swapping a traditional hard disk drive with a modern solid state drive or SSD for short. If you missed it, you can catch it here but in short it speeded up Photoshop by 30% and made using Windows 7 a ...

Shooting the show with Canon

Earlier this week and quite out of the blue, I received an email from Canon with an offer to shoot a fashion show during London Fashion Weekend. This wasn’t some PR event organised just for photographers, it’s a real fashion sh...


Focus Stacking ~ T+MGP 07

Depth of field is one of those fundamental skills that photographers learn. If you’re new to photography then the principle behind depth of field can be simplified to a choice of aperture. A small f number gives a smaller depth...

September Photo Challenge

Yes it’s back again for another month. It’s the photo challenge and for September the photo challenge your theme is… Planes, trains and automobiles How you decide to interpret that theme is entirely up to you. Perhaps you’ll wa...


Flash Exposure Compensation

A few weeks back I wrote a blog post about exposure compensation. If you missed it it’s well worth checking out before continuing with this post. It’s very easy to confuse exposure compensation with flash exposure compensation ...

Kingston HyperX SSD Upgrade

Recently I wrote about my two year old laptop which, compared to my main PC, is painfully slow when it comes to Photoshop. With maxed out RAM and Photoshop CS6 installed I thought my laptop was at the end of its life. However t...


August Photo Competition ~ The Result

The theme for the August photo competition was “Beach and Sea”. If you’re a regular blog reader, you’ll be aware that it’s been some time since I ran one of these and this time I only gave you just under two weeks instead of th...

Photo Restoration ~ T+MGP 06

When it comes to restoring old and damaged photos a flatbed scanner isn’t always the best option. Join me as I show you an easy two light setup that’s prefect for copying old photos. As always I’ll cover the P...