Lightroom Editing: Basic Steps
Lightroom Editing: Basic Steps

May 27, 2017

  1. Define the square crop
  2. Increase vibrancy and saturation subtly
  3. Add cool blue tones to both shadows and highlights
    using the split tone palette
  4. Add light with a central radial gradient filter, also
    add a small amount of clarity to this filter.
  5. Darken the sky with a vertical gradient filter
  6. Add blue tones to the vertical gradient filter to help match the sky with the rest of the image.

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Beautiful Cook Island Beaches
Beautiful Cook Island Beaches

May 25, 2017

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Lightroom split toning combinations
Lightroom split toning combinations

May 23, 2017

In simple terms split toning is the process of adding different colours to the shadows and the highlights of an image. It can be used to create more emotive colour palette or used to replicate various effects. Split toning is perfect for vintage film processing, advanced black and white techniques, and also controlling colour when desaturating.

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Creating great black & white textures
Creating great black & white textures

May 21, 2017

Using camera raw files and Lightroom can really help extract a huge amount of extra detail. This shot shows off the detail and depth possible when editing Blank and White shots.

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How to install Lightroom presets
How to install Lightroom presets

May 14, 2017

This very simple video tutorial will show you how to install Lightroom presets on both Mac and PCs. You'll find it useful if you're new to Lightroom or if you just  need a quick re-fresher course. I have included the full video and static key images below. Click below to start watching.

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Vintage beach processing.
Vintage beach processing.

April 30, 2017 1 Comment

I've added some slightly vintage processing to this shot of St Heliers Beach in Auckland New Zealand. This includes softening the sky colour and making sure the sand and timber colours were pushed towards a more burnt orange. It definitely reminds me of those long hot New Zealand summers at the beach.

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Inspired by GQ magazine layout
Inspired by GQ magazine layout

April 28, 2017

I've always loved both the image by Cedric Angeles and layout by GQ magazine. I thought it was worth mocking up something similar with one of my own images to see how a travel style shot would work in this environment. Admittedly I love the style of this, and would love to do more work in this genre.

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11 Amazing Travel Destinations for photography
11 Amazing Travel Destinations for photography

April 27, 2017

I’ve been lucky enough to photograph some of the worlds most incredible travel destinations. This post is dedicated to the ones that stopped me in my tracks, and make me keep going back for more.

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Travel destinations I Great Ocean Road Australia
Travel destinations I Great Ocean Road Australia

April 24, 2017

The Great Ocean Road around the coast of Australia has to be one of the worlds best travel destinations, not to mention road trips. It's located approximately 3hours drive from Melbourne and serves up some of the best beach scenery in Australia. The 12 Apostles is the main attraction and is definitely worth putting on the bucket list. I'd get in quick has this incredible land formation is slowly disappearing into the ocean.

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Lightroom Presets for iPhones
Lightroom Presets for iPhones

April 19, 2017

There is now a fantastically simple trick to using Cuba Gallery Presets on your iPhone with Lightroom Mobile. If you love your iPhone and you love Lightroom then this trick is for you. It will revolutionise the way you post on mobile platforms such as Instagram. Keep reading for all the details.

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Photographic Diary
Photographic Diary

April 14, 2017

I have been wanting to design a travel photography book for a while now. I've started putting together some new cover designs around the idea of Kilometres, or in this case just Kilo. I like that it can be interpreted in a number of ways. I love documenting the trips I take and then sharing them with family and friends. In many cases thousands of images usually just stay on our computers never to be viewed again.

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New Lightroom Presets
New Lightroom Presets

January 06, 2017

The brand new Cuba Gallery two step Lightroom processing will revolutionise your color grading. The Color Grading+ and Lightmap+ presets work in tandem to give you a highly flexible and powerful processing tool. The Color Grade+ presets adjust hue and tonal effects. The Lightmap+ presets then shape the image.

 

 

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Cuba Gallery Flickr Interview
Cuba Gallery Flickr Interview

May 08, 2014

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Apple Store iPad Display Screen
Apple Store iPad Display Screen

May 04, 2014 1 Comment

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New Flickr mobile looks amazing with Cuba Gallery photography
New Flickr mobile looks amazing with Cuba Gallery photography

April 20, 2014 1 Comment

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New York Travel Photography

April 20, 2014

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Urban Singapore - Lightroom Blue Preset

January 07, 2014

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Gardens by the bay - Singapore

January 06, 2014

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Singapore Cityscape - Blue Lightroom Preset

January 05, 2014 2 Comments

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SIngapore Cityscape, Processed in Lightroom

January 04, 2014

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Singapore, Cuba Gallery Blue Lightroom Preset

January 03, 2014

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Retro Rollercoaster Luna Park Melbourne Australia

January 01, 2014

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Melbourne Luna Park - Lightroom Retro Processing

January 01, 2014

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Retro Melbourne Travel Photography

December 31, 2013

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Retro Processing in Lightroom 5

December 31, 2013

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Melbourne Star | Australia
Melbourne Star | Australia

December 30, 2013

Here are a few shots from my last trip to see the Melbourne Star in Australia. This was a great place to visit an the surrounding environment made a fantastic location for some interesting images. I'll definitely be heading back here to do some more serious photography.

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Melbourne Australia Night Photography

December 30, 2013

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Princess Wharf Melbourne Australia

December 28, 2013

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LIghtroom Before & After : Bondi Beach Landscape Sydney Australia

December 03, 2013

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GoPro Water Textures Developed with Lightroom 5

November 12, 2013

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Beautiful Colour with Lightroom 5

November 07, 2013

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Travel Photography in Dubrovnik Croatia

September 24, 2013 6 Comments

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Travel Photography Infographic

September 12, 2013

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Photography trip to Queenstown New Zealand.

June 28, 2013 2 Comments

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Flickr Home Page

May 21, 2013

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Tokyo Trip

May 05, 2013

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