Photography can be a complex undertaking and with the large range of software currently on the market to serve photographers it's becoming increasingly complex. My aim for the Lenscraft website is that it becomes a free and valuable source of photography tutorials and advice for those seeking to develop their photography skills. Here you will find a selection of tutorials I have written to help you achieve better results faster in your photography.
Whilst I am always adding new material and tutorials to Lenscraft, the majority is located in the members area. You can register to be a member for free to gain immediate access using the link above.
And if you can't find what you want, contact me as I am always seeking new ideas for future tutorials.
Please note that some of the tutorials in this section are restricted to Lenscraft Members. To fully view these, you will first need to log in to the site.
Nik Collection Tutorials
A great learning resource for all Nik users.
Affinity Photo Tutorials
An introductory series to help you learn Affinity Photo.
Photography & Photo Editing Tutorials
Browse through the varied Lenscraft Photography & Photo Editing Tutorials.
Using a Wide Angle Lens for Dramatic Landscape Photography It seems a pretty simple thing, doesn’t it? Using a wide angle lens for landscape photography is something most people try as soon as they become interested in photographing landscapes. I remember my own first...read more
What is Soft Proofing in LightroomIn my printing tutorials, I strongly recommend the process of soft proofing using Adobe Lightroom. If you’re now asking yourself “what is soft proofing in Lightroom”, this tutorial will explain what you need to know. What is Soft...read more
Essential Tips Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop In this tutorial, I want to share my essential tips to improve your photo editing using Layer Masks in Photoshop. Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop is possible the most powerful editing technique you can use....read more
Mastering the Photoshop Dodge and Burn Tools In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to improve your results when using the Photoshop Dodge and Burn tools. The Dodge and Burn Tools in Photoshop are extremely powerful but can also be difficult to use. This is one of the...read more
Creating Affinity Photo Luminosity MasksIf you’ve come from a Photoshop background, creating Affinity Photo Luminosity Masks could have you scratching your head. If you Google Luminosity Masks and Affinity Photo, you’re likely to find a couple of things:A simple...read more
Landscape Photography Tips That Work I’m often asked if I have any Landscape Photography tips; you know ones that really work and make a difference. Often people expect me to talk about the best cameras or lenses to use or in rare cases, even composition. When I share...read more
Using Lightroom Transform to Fix Converging Verticals If you’ve ever tried to photograph a tall building you’ve probably run into problems like converging verticals. This is where buildings appear to lean backwards in a photograph as the “vertical” sides of the...read more
Mac OS Photo Printing Problem Recently I found myself in a complete panic when I suffered a serious photo printing problem on my Mac. Fortunately, I was able to resolve it, but I wasted a lot of time and money in the process. Then scarily, one of my friends...read more
Affinity Photo Printing for Photographers There’s no denying Affinity Photo is a great tool for editing, but what if you want to print your photos? Using Affinity Photo for printing is a great choice. But if you have been using other tools like Lightroom, the printing...read more
Are UV Filters Worth It? There is a long-raging battle in photography about UV Filters. Some see the UV filter as essential whilst others think they are a waste of money. In this article, I want to answer the question are UV Filters worth it, by sharing my experience...read more
Landscape Photography Photoshop Frequency Separation Possibly one of the hottest photo editing topics currently is Photoshop Frequency Separation. It’s also one of the most confusing; partly because it’s hard to understand what’s happening and partly because it sounds...read more
On1 Photo RAW Workflow – Does Filter Order Matter Let’s be honest, the On1 Photo RAW workflow can be confusing. There are the Development tools, Local adjustments, Layers, and Effects. Each one has a huge array of tools and you can use these in an almost infinite...read more
Which Lightroom Alternative is Right for You? Are you looking for a viable Lightroom alternative to help manage your photography? If you are, you're not alone. Since Adobe moved Lightroom to be subscription-only, many photographers have been searching for an...read more
Professional Results Sharpening Photos with Nik Sharpener Pro 3 In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to sharpen your photos using Nik Sharpener Pro. I’m also including two videos with demonstrate the techniques in more detail. One video covers Capture Sharpening...read more
Using the Nik Collection As someone whose been using the Nik Collection for a very long time, I tend not to think very much about which plugins you need. I just sort of know. But then I was recently talking to someone and they reminded me about how confusing the Nik...read more
Choosing Photo Editing Software Although we don’t often recognise it, choosing photo editing software for your PC or Mac is a very personal thing. What suits one person won’t suit another, and it’s made even more complicated by the choice of editors now available. To...read more
Two Powerful Adjustments in Nik Silver Efex Pro Nik Silver Efex Pro is a powerful black and white converter in the Nik Collection. It helps you to easily achieve adjustments that could leave you scratching your head in Photoshop. And in Lightroom similar adjustments...read more
Pro Tips for Using the Nik Collection in Photoshop Given the choice, I would choose to use the Nik Collection in Photoshop every time. In this article I’m going to explain why and give you some tips about how to get more out of the Nik plugins in Photoshop. If you...read more