All Photography Tutorials & Articles

This page is a complete list of all the tutorials and articles on the Lenscraft website. These are presented in date order below, with the most recently published at the top. At the bottom of the list, you will find a page navigator – be sure to use this as there are a lot of tutorials.

If you’re looking for a  specific topic, try the dropdown list, above the tutorial list. This will filter the list so that only that only tutorials and articles relating to a topic are displayed.

You can also use the search feature in the menu at the top of the page buy clicking the magnifying glass icon. Then enter a few words about what you’re searching for, and press enter on your keyboard.

Have fun and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact me.

Creating Abstract Art From Photo using Affinity Photo

Creating Abstract Art From Photos Using Affinity Photo

A subscriber recently asked me how to copy an effect to produce abstract art from photos, using Affinity Photo. When I looked at his examples, they appeared to use double or multiple exposures. Some also used textures blended into the image. While the double exposure effect can be created in ...
How To Create An Affinity Photo Template For Photography

How To Create An Affinity Photo Template For Photography

In this tutorial, I explain how to create an Affinity Photo Template to layout photography. Recently, a Lenscraft newsletter subscriber contacted me. They wanted to switch from Photoshop to Affinity Photo, but one thing was preventing them. They used a layout like the one below for their photography and needed ...
camera diffraction example showing diffraction in the distance

Is Your Camera Diffraction Limited?

When photographers think about diffraction, we tend to think about lens diffraction. For some reason, we seem to ignore the part the camera sensor plays. I too made this mistake, until recently, when I was plagued with soft images. Following lots of head scratching, I discovered that my lenses weren’t ...
What You Need to Know About Printing from DxO PhotoLab video thumbnail

Essential Steps When Printing From DxO PhotoLab 6

Are you asking yourself “How should I Print from DxO PhotoLab?”. If you are, allow me to share how I achieve good results. In this tutorial, I want to share my process for printing from DxO PhotoLab 6. I’ll also explain exactly what you need to do to print your ...
Whats New The Nik Collection 6.3 - Review Video

The Excellent Nik Collection 6.3 – Now It’s Complete

On Wednesday the 30th August 2023, DxO released the Nik Collection 6.3. Whilst this appears at first to be a minor release in the Nik Collection 6, the changes are significant for two of the applications. Both Nik HDR Efex and Nik Sharpener Pro have changed, migrating them to the ...
Can I get the Nik Collection Download free

Can I Get The Google Nik Collection Download Free?

There so much confusion and misinformation about the Nik Collection that I want to set the record straight. The simple answer is yes you can still get a free download of the Nik Collection download. Later in this article, I’m going to explain how to do it legally, but there ...
What You Should Know About DxO PhotoLab Soft Proofing

What You Should Know About DxO PhotoLab Soft Proofing

Soft Proofing in DxO PhotoLab is relatively new, and I seem to get a disproportionately high number of questions about it. So in this article, I want to explain what it is and how you can use it to produce accurate prints of your photos. I’ll also explain some of ...
The importance of white balance for photography and how to set it

How To Control White Balance For Better Photography

In this article, we look at the subject of using White Balance for Photography. I’ll be explaining what it is as well as how to correctly set a white balance to produce better photos. When you understand white balance, you can gain more control over the colours in your photography ...
Affinity Photo Luts for seriously good color grading

Using Affinity Photo LUTs for Great Landscape Colour Grading

LUTs are used a lot by the Movie Industry to add atmosphere to a film. I’m sure that you’ve seen the green, dark tint used by films like The Matrix. This process is known as Colour Grading and is typically done using LUTs or colour lookup tables. LUTs are also ...
Top Tips for better DxO Photolab Colours video

How To Use the DxO PhotoLab Color Rendering

When DxO released PhotoLab 6, they included a new Wide Gamut Color Space. Since then, I’ve received a lot of questions about this, and PhotoLab colour handling in general. In this article, I’ll try to answer these and provide a framework you can use when editing colour photography ...

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