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.

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Adaptive Lightroom Presets: How to Create & Use Them

In this tutorial, I’ll explain Adaptive Lightroom Presets, how to create your own, and how to apply them to your photos. These are sometimes also known as AI Presets or Dynamic Presets ...
Shutter Safari guides to finding the best photography places near me

Discover the Best Photography Places Near Me

One of the most popular photography-related searches on Google is “Best Photography Places Near Me”. It seems everyone is looking for a great place to take that special photo. As someone who makes a living from photographing the landscape, I wanted to write this article to explain how I find ...
How to use the Nik Collection. The icons and plugins of the Nik Collection 7

How To Use The Nik Collection: An Overview of the Plugins

This page may contain affiliate links where I earn a small commission to help cover costs. They do not affect the price you pay or the service you receive. Thank you for your support. How to Use the Nik Collection: An Overview of the Plugins The Nik Collection by DxO ...
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How to Install the Nik Collection: A Step-by-Step Guide

This article explains how to install the Nik Collection on either a Mac or Windows PC. It is based on installing the Nik Collection 7 (the latest version at the time of writing) and looks at various aspects of the process, from system requirements to installing the Plugins and troubleshooting ...
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iPhone Photography Update, May 2024

A little over a year ago, I became interested in iPhone photography. This wasn’t an attempt to dump my camera but to supplement it using my iPhone. I was also interested in experimenting with the photos taken on my iPhone to understand its capabilities and limitations ...
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Try Wet Weather Photography for Dramatic Light

In this article, I hope to encourage you to try wet weather photography, particularly landscape photography. That’s because wet weather conditions can lead to some of the most dramatic and amazing light for photography ...
The Foundations of a Colour Managed Workflow for Photography Webinar

Colour Managed Workflow Foundations for Digital Photography

On March 26, 2024, I delivered a presentation explaining the foundations of a photographic colour managed workflow. This was the first of two webinars for Datacolor and DxO. The intention was to support photographers in understanding the most important aspects of colour management related to printing digital photography ...
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RAW vs JPEG – Which Should I Use?

RAW vs. JPEG. Which is best, and which should I use? This question has seen a long-running debate among photographers since the digital camera first entered the consumer arena. In this article, I discuss the advantages and disadvantages in detail, allowing you to decide for yourself which to use and ...
Comparing where to focus in a landscape photo with where to focus in a portrait

Where to Focus When Taking a Photograph

A question often asked is, “Where should I focus when taking a photograph?”. It appears this causes a lot of confusion, possibly because it's intrinsically linked with depth of field. In this article, I want to explore the question of where to focus when you’re taking a photograph ...
Comparing the three dimensional effect of image sharpening with the Nik Collection

My New Approach to Image Sharpening Software in 2024

When it comes to image sharpening, a lot has changed in recent years. Possibly one of the most significant is the use of AI sharpening tools but this could be causing us to miss something very important ...
5 bay Drobo drive. A Drobo alternative is required for my photo library.

My Frantic Search for A Drobo Alternative in 2024

Until recently, I’d been a long-time Drobo user and enthusiast. Then, in 2022, Drobo’s parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy before liquidating in 2023. This marked the end of a wonderful photo storage solution for photographers and presented me with a problem. I needed to find a Drobo alternative ...
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Why AI In Photography Is Like Autofocus AND How To Benefit

This page may contain affiliate links where I earn a small commission to help cover costs. They do not affect the price you pay or the service you receive. Thank you for your support. Why AI In Photography Is Like Autofocus AND How To Benefit Recently, I’ve seen a lot ...
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What Is ISO In Photography, AND How Do I Use It?

This page may contain affiliate links where I earn a small commission to help cover costs. They do not affect the price you pay or the service you receive. Thank you for your support. What Is ISO In Photography, AND How Do I Use It? In this article, we explore ...
How To Create a Greeting Card Template Using Affinity Photo

Make Your Own Greeting Card Template Using Affinity Photo

I was recently asked how to design a greeting card template using Affinity Photo. As many photographers want to do this, I thought it would make an ideal tutorial to share ...
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How I Fixed A Filter Problem Using The Lightroom Select Objects Tool

Do you like to use Neutral Density Graduated filters for landscape photography? Have you been frustrated when the filter darkens objects above the horizon, but you don’t want it to? Well, I’ve found an easy fix using the Lightroom Select Objects tool now ...
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How To Use Lightroom Profiles For Better Photos

In this tutorial, I answer two important questions: what are Lightroom Profiles, and how do I use them to create better photos? You’ll also learn where to find them and, most importantly, how to use them in your workflow ...
iPhone SE Camera App example photo of Dubai at night. Arguably the best camera app for the iPhone

The Best iPhone Camera App for Photographers

If you’ve been following Lenscraft for a few months, you may know I’ve become a huge fan of iPhone photography. I’m quite amazed at how much detail even a basic iPhone like my 2nd generation iPhone SE can capture. Because of this, I’ve begun to investigate some of the camera ...
Comparing the original iPhone photo with the iPhone long exposure

Capturing iPhone Long Exposure Photos

Did you know that there is an easy way to capture a long exposure on an iPhone? You don’t need any special software, only the software you will find on your iPhone by default. Best of all, you can capture these long-exposure photos handheld. You won’t need to put your ...
How To Blur the Background in Affinity Photo

How To Blur The Background In Affinity Photo

In this tutorial, we look at three steps to blur the background of a photo using Affinity Photo. The starting image below features two people against a slightly blurred background ...
How To Find Missing Photos in Lightroom

How To Find Missing Photos in Lightroom

In this article, we look at how to find missing photos in Lightroom. We also look at why photos can go missing to help you avoid this problem in the future. Remember, the best way to deal with missing photos is to avoid creating the problem in the first place ...

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