Photography Tutorials for Photographers
Photography can be a complex undertaking if you want to produce quality images. And with a large and growing range of software on the market, it's becoming increasingly complex. That’s where the Lenscraft website can help, by providing quality photography tutorials for those wanting to develop their photography skills.
Below you will find all the photography tutorials I have written, arranged in date order. I’ve developed these to help aspiring and experienced photographers improve their digital photography skills fast. I’ve also been careful not to assume prior knowledge and each tutorial is self-contained.
Photography Tutorial Topics
If you don’t want to spend time browsing through all the photography tutorials on Lenscraft, try the search feature. Click the magnifying glass to the right of the menu and enter the term you want to search for. Alternatively, why not visit one of the tutorial topic pages. You can choose from Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Affinity Photo and the Nik Collection.
All Photography Tutorials
Below you can browse through the varied Lenscraft Photography & Photo Editing Tutorials.
All tutorials are listed in published date order.
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
Adobe Lightroom Alternative: ACDSee Back in the distant history of time (before 2007) Adobe Lightroom didn’t exist. If you wanted to manage your digital image library, you needed library management software, which was quite expensive. Today, things have changed, and a...read more
Using the Nik Collection in Lightroom On the face of it, using the Nik Collection in Lightroom appears simple. You find the photo you want to edit. Right-click with your mouse. Select “Edit in” from the popup menu and pick the Nik plugin you want to use. But if this...read more
Using The Nik Collection Four Tips For Landscape PhotographersIn this article I want to share with you four tips using the Nik Collection. I’m going to demonstrate these photo editing techniques using landscape images and The Nik Collection 2018 by DxO. Although these...read more
Using the DxO Nik Collection with Affinity Photo After DxO released the new version of Nik I received emails asking how to use the new Nik Collection with Affinity Photo. A lot of people say you could use the old free version of the Nik Collection but DxO has removed...read more
The Best Landscape Photography Filters Recently, I’ve received a lot of emails all asking the same question - “What’s the best landscape photography filters to start with?” These emails aren’t the brand or make of filters, but which types of filters should people buy...read more
Using a LUT Generator for Professional Results Do you want to create your own LUT's? You can with a LUT generator and it's much easier than you think. I have been talking a lot recently about the technique of Color Grading and how this can be used in Landscape...read more
Improve Your Photography 30 Day Challenge The Lenscraft 30-Day Photo Challenge was originally published as a series of emails designed to help you improve your photography . Each email provided a 1 week mini challenge to help you develop an aspect of your photography....read more
Turning a Dull Grey Day into a Dramatic Black and White Landscape We've all shot those dull, grey boring scenes when the weather conditions just weren’t right. But what if you could turn them into a dramatic black and white landscape with a little post processing?...read more
Photoshop Color Grading for Landscape Photography In this article I want to explain how Photoshop Color Grading works and how you can improve your landscape photography with this technique. A couple of weeks back I published a tutorial explaining how to apply color...read more
Lightroom Color Grading Tutorial In this tutorial I'm going to explain Lightroom Color Grading and how you can use it to enhance your photography. I've also produced this accompanying video to demonstrate the technnique. Lightroom Color Grading Video I published this...read more
On1 Masking Tools Explained Following my recent demonstration on YouTube of the On1 Photo RAW editor, I have received a lot of questions. Most of these are relating to the On1 Masking Tools. What are the sliders doing, how do they work and how do I know what to do...read more
How to Backup Photos Time flies much faster than we think. Ask me how long I’ve been shooting digital and I would say 10 years. When I checked, it’s over 15 years. And in that time, I’ve built up a huge catalogue with hundreds of thousands of images. That’s a...read more
Ingenious Ways to Create a Lightroom Mask To produce great photography with Lightroom, you need to learn to create a Lightroom mask or selection. It's a crucial image editing skill. Historically if you wanted to create a detailed or precise mask, you had to use...read more
Transform a Dull Scene with Nik Color Efex Pro In this video I demonstrate how you can transform a dull scene with Nik Color Efex Pro. The transcript for the video is also included below. Video Transcript Hello, I’m Robin Whalley and welcome to Lenscraft. Today I’m...read more
Micro Four Thirds Landscape Photography From time to time I explore how some of the visitors to Lenscraft find me. Often this reveals problems people have, giving me ideas for articles and tutorials. One forum discussion (argument) appearing regularly is “can you use...read more