Venice in winter

How I worked through a backlog of 70,000 photos

If you have a passion for photography, then there’s a good chance you shoot more photos than you’ll ever manage to work on. In this article I offer a way to work through your backlog of photos using Adobe’s Lightroom Classic. And now with the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting travel and keeping us all at home, there’s no better time to take on the challenge.

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How to customise the metadata panel in Lightroom

The metadata panel in Lightroom Classic is an essential tool for adding information to your photos such as a title and caption, location, and copyright information. But did you know you can customise it to suit your own workflow? Here I’ll show you how it’s done.

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8K is on its way – but do we really need it?

Just as we’re getting used to the idea of watching (and shooting) 4K video, now manufacturers are trying to convince us that 4K resolution just isn’t enough. It turns out that 4K is only Ultra High Definition (UHD), and pretty soon we are going to need Full Ultra High Definition, or 8K. So is 8K really the next big thing, or are we being sold a dud? Time to investigate.

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The leather worker

Portraits of Victorian England

With the nostalgia dial set to max, I shot a series of candid portraits over two days at Blists Hill Victorian Town, a living museum in the heart of England at the birthplace of the industrial revolution.

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The best folder and file naming conventions for photographers, and more

Being organised and efficient is a key ingredient to success in any business. This is especially true of photography, where we deal with thousands of digital assets on a daily basis. Here’s a rundown of the best practises for storing, organising and naming photos. I also share my own unique folder and file naming convention.

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Front cover of Nature magazine

On the cover of Nature magazine

Nature’s art director, Kelly Krause, explains why they chose one of my photos to lead a story on the emerging threat of honeybee diseases to wild pollinators.

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