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.
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
The Best Way to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop Photographers the world over recognise the power of Dodging and Burning. This long-established technique from the days of the darkroom can transform a boring photograph into a masterpiece. Photoshop took this technique and...read more
Why I Switched to Kase Wolverine Filters I have been using filters in my landscape photography for the past 15 years. They are an essential part of my equipment despite all the advances in digital photography. Yes, it’s possible to combine multiple exposures in...read more
Selecting Inkjet Paper for Photo Printing Let’s face it the cost of inkjet printing isn’t cheap. But being able to print your photos can bring pleasure and add an extra dimension to your photography. Often, it’s only when you hold the finish printing your hands that...read more
Find Your Nik Collection Alternative and Stop Worrying Since Google purchased the Nik Collection software, photographers and digital artists everywhere were raising concerns that it would be “killed off”. Now those concerns are real, as Google has announced there will...read more
Black and White Processing The Roaches Image I recently published this black and white image which I shot on a foggy day in The Roaches in Staffordshire. Personally, it’s one of my favourites from this year and a few people have asked me to explain how the black and...read more
How to Download Kindle Book Updates From time to time I publish revisions and corrections to my books on Amazon. At times, I even publish completely new editions, of a book. Usually I make the updates available for free where someone has purchased an earlier edition....read more
How to Become a Successful Photographer Introduction When I first became obsessed with photography, one question I constantly asked was how do I become a successful photographer. At the time, I equated success with making money from my photography. Later I came to...read more
Essential Camera Filters for Landscape Photography As a Landscape Photographer, I regularly use filters in my work and believe these tools are an essential accessory. But let’s be clear, when I talk about camera filters, I’m referring to the filters you attach to the...read more
How to use Nik U Point Technology Nik U Point what I can hear you screaming. But don’t let the name put you off (obviously dreamed up in a marketing team somewhere). The Nik U Point technology, or Nik Control Points as most people call them, is at the heart of what...read more
Correcting the Nik Brush Tool Problem with Photoshop Actions If you use the Nik Collection within Photoshop, I’m sure you will have seen the Tools Panel. This is found at the bottom of the Selective Tool and aims to help you make selective changes. Unfortunately, a...read more
Introduction to Layer Masks in Photoshop Those new to editing often find layer masks in Photoshop very confusing and difficult to learn. When I first encountered masks it took me several months before I understood what was happening. Most of the information available...read more
Using the Lightroom Clone and Heal Tool Recently I posted a video showing how I had captured and processed some images of Holm Fell in the Lake District. Following this I received a few comments saying the editing was difficult to follow. I had assumed everyone would...read more
Higger Tor in Winter Video - Part 1 I have never had much luck when shooting in the Peak District. I seem to find the landscape there rather heavy going and favour the more dramatic scenery of the English Lake District. Well, this all seems to be changing following a...read more