December 1, 2021

Five from…. Caroline Lawrie

Portfolio review part II

November 24, 2021

Black Friday 2021

Photo deals this Black Friday

November 17, 2021

Kase Armour Filter System

New product

November 10, 2021

Slik PRO CF-833 Tripod Review

In the field with Slik tripods

November 3, 2021

Firework Photography

8 tips for a great firework photograph

October 26, 2021

Masking, Metadata and much more

New features in Adobe Lightroom

October 20, 2021

DxO launch PhotoLab and FilmPack updates

PhotoLab 5 and FilmPack 6 updates

October 13, 2021

Creative Bokeh

Time to get creative bokeh

October 6, 2021

Three Lightroom features I want

Tools that Lightroom is missing

September 29, 2021

Creating a calendar

Design to Print Guide

September 22, 2021

Square filter or round?

What's the right system and when?

September 15, 2021

NFT – the new photography marketplace?

How do NFT's work?

September 8, 2021

Godox V1 Camera Flash

Reliable and affordable camera flash

September 1, 2021

Adding space to a photograph

extend your image with content-aware fill

August 25, 2021

Weather to go

Which apps can you trust?

August 18, 2021

Two cameras for the price of one

Buy one camera, get second free!

August 11, 2021

Portfolio review – David Keenan

Five photos reviewed

August 4, 2021

fotoVUE Photographing Iceland Book Review

A stunning two-volume guide by James Rushforth

July 28, 2021

Sensor Sizes – what do they mean?

Full-frame? Cropped? Micro-four-thirds?

July 21, 2021

Freewell Magnetic VND Camera Filter

Review of the Freewell magnetic VND filter

July 14, 2021

Buy Cheap, Pay More

How do you know when to open the wallet?

July 7, 2021

Spot Metering in practice

When to switch to spot metering

June 30, 2021

Adobe Photographers Package

Is it worth it?

June 23, 2021

Explore your creativity

Do something different

June 16, 2021

Photographing Puffins

3 hours on Scotland's Isle of May with puffins.

June 9, 2021

Sharpen up your image

Sharpen tool in Adobe Lightroom

June 2, 2021

Nik Collection 4

More tools, easier to use

May 26, 2021

Lightroom Filters, Brushes and Masks

When to use Lightroom Filters and Masks

May 19, 2021

Selling photography

It's a buyers market

May 12, 2021

Do you need the best gear?

Should you always buy expensive?

May 5, 2021

Focus Modes so you’ll never miss a shot

Using the proper focus modes

April 28, 2021

Get more shots sharper – drive modes

Two controls can help get sharper images. This week, drive modes

April 21, 2021

Entry-level cameras. Are beginners forgotten?

Has Canon and Nikon forgotten that beginners want to use mirrorless?

April 14, 2021

Viltrox v Canon

How Viltrox can help the transition from Canon DSLR to Mirrorless

April 7, 2021

Ready to fly a drone?

What you need in the UK to be ready to fly a drone legally

March 31, 2021

Manfrotto No More

I can't use Manfrotto tripods anymore

March 24, 2021

Switch to Manual – Good to Be Back

Restarting after COVID lockdown

March 17, 2021

K9 Holder from Kase

What's new with the K9 Holder?

March 10, 2021

Spring clean your Lightroom Catalogue

Spring-clean your Lightroom catalogue

March 3, 2021

Light Blue update 2021

A great new update to the CRM system

February 17, 2021

Canon R5 and R6 Compared

Canon R5 and R6 compared

February 10, 2021

XP-Pen Innovator Review

Speed up your Photoshop editing

February 3, 2021

Abstract Photography – An Introduction

Getting started with abstract photography

January 27, 2021

Sony Alpha 1 launches

Sony launches most advanced mirrorless camera

January 20, 2021

Let’s straighten something up

Straighten horizons with LR Transform

January 13, 2021

Photographing framed art

How to photograph framed art

January 6, 2021

SmallRig L-Plate Review

Hands-on with the SmallRig L-Plate

December 30, 2020

8 Photography Resolutions for 2021

Ideas to improve your photos

December 16, 2020

Library Module in Adobe Lightroom

Let the Library module work for you

December 9, 2020

Import into Adobe Lightroom

Deep-dive to import your photos into Lightroom

December 2, 2020

Christmas Ideas for Photographers

Christmas Ideas for Photographers

November 25, 2020

Keep your lenses Kuvrd

Testing new products from Kuvrd

November 11, 2020

Save your tiers for me

The impact of COVID tiers in Scotland on our workshops

October 29, 2020

Sky Replacement

Great tech but is it good photography?

October 14, 2020

Setting up the Canon R5 and R6

Make your new R5 and R6 camera work for you

September 30, 2020

Making a Calendar

How to make your calendar process slick for next year

September 16, 2020

The Business of Photography

Make a living from photography

September 9, 2020

Night Photography Workshop

Time for Night Photography again

September 2, 2020

In Conversation with Konrad Borkowski

A photo chat with Konrad Borkowski

August 26, 2020

Seascape Workshop – dodging the rain

Seascape Workshop - COVID secure

August 19, 2020

Jura – An island less photographed

Photo-location guide

August 12, 2020

Photography Myths Part 3

Final four myths to debunk

August 5, 2020

Photography Myths Busted – Part 2

Three more myths to debunk!

July 29, 2020

Photography Myths Busted (Part 1)

Busting the myths of photography (Part 1)

July 22, 2020

Personal Style in Photography

How can you create your personal style when you are taking pictures?

July 15, 2020

Canon R5 and R6 Launch

Canon launches the R5 and R6

July 8, 2020

Learning Photography

What are the best ways of learning photography?

July 1, 2020

Lightroom Update 9.3 from Adobe

What's changed in the latest Lightroom update?

June 24, 2020

Shooting to a brief

What's a brief, and how do you succeed in delivering for clients?

June 17, 2020

Nik Collection 3 Deeper Dive

A deeper dive into Nik Collection 3

June 10, 2020

Non-Destructive Editing in Silver Efex Pro

Non-destructive editing added to Silver Efex pro

June 3, 2020

Switch to Manual workshop restart

Keeping you safe

May 27, 2020

Six photography podcasts you should listen to

6 of the best photography podcasts

May 20, 2020

MetaGear tees up metadata on the go

Add metadata on your phone with MetaGear

May 13, 2020

clik-trip Photo Marketplace

We talk to Suzanne Porter, founder of clik-trip, the photography marketplace

May 6, 2020

Autofocus – Staying Sharp

The autofocus operations and modes to get your shots super-sharp

April 29, 2020

Canon EOS R5 – the best camera yet?

Is Canon about to blitz the mirrorless opposition with the Canon EOS R5?

April 22, 2020

Publish Services in Lightroom

In this second part of the series, we look at Publish Services

April 15, 2020

Export from Lightroom

Once you’ve taken and edited a photograph in Adobe Lightroom, you’ll want to share it.

April 8, 2020

Updating Firmware

You could be missing new features or vital security updates on your camera if you don’t update firmware

April 1, 2020

Controlling the shadow

Understanding how light works can allow you to control the intensity of shadow in your portraits

March 25, 2020

Border your photos for printing

Create a professional-looking border in one click in Lightroom

March 18, 2020

Cameras coming later in 2020

What can we expect from the big 3 camera manufacturers in the rest of 2020?

March 10, 2020

Self-isolating as a freelancer

How can you manage enforced downtime as a freelancer positively?

March 4, 2020

Smoke Photography

In this week’s blog, we let chance create out-of-this-world shapes with smoke photography

February 26, 2020

Water Drop Photography

Who would think that a simple water drop or two can make a beautiful photograph?

February 19, 2020

Contemporary flower photography

How to create a contemporary flower photograph

February 12, 2020

Fine Art Flower Photography

A capture to processing guide for fine art flower images

February 5, 2020

Camera Types

We explain the difference between Compact, DSLR and Mirrorless camera types

January 29, 2020

Why the Adobe Photographers Package?

Our views on the benefit of the Adobe Photographers Package over other editing tools

January 22, 2020

Focus Stacking

Want to get front to back sharpness in your photographs?

January 15, 2020

Canon RF 28-70 f/2 lens

We’ve got our hands on the new Canon RF 28-70 lens made for the full-frame mirrorless R range

January 8, 2020

Working to LRPS

This week I interview previous workshop attendee Billy Waugh who has just gained an LRPS distinction

January 1, 2020

5 Photography New Year Resolution ideas

As we move from one year to the next we try to get better by making a New Year resolution. Here are 5 photography related ones for 2020

December 25, 2019

10 years of cameras

As we come to the end of the decade, let’s look back and see how cameras have changed in the last 10 years.

December 18, 2019

Choosing calendar photographs

Use Adobe Lightroom flags and collections to choose your best photos for a calendar

December 11, 2019

Christmas gifts for photographers

Are you stuck for something to buy the photographer in your life?

December 4, 2019

Lenses for Landscape Photography

What is the right lens to use when you’re heading out to take landscape photographs?

November 27, 2019

Lightroom Panorama Update

The Lightroom panorama feature has been updated in Classic Release 9.0 with Fill Edge.

November 20, 2019

Lightroom Profiles

The quick way to convert your photos to give a different look and feel

November 13, 2019

Moving to Canon EOS R Mirrorless

First impressions - moving from 1DX MkII to EOS R

November 6, 2019

Planning and shooting landscape locations

How do you find photo locations and shoot them?

October 30, 2019

Get artistic with intentional camera movement

Moving your camera during an exposure can give some really artistic effects

October 23, 2019

Create calmness with an animated GIF

A neat little Photoshop trick to give you a mindfulness image.

October 16, 2019

Light Painting

With the addition of a simple hand torch, it’s easy to use light painting in night photography

October 9, 2019

A social photography walk

It’s always good to remember that most photography is for social reasons.

October 2, 2019

Long Exposure Noise Reduction – what is it?

Does your camera take a while to process after taking a long exposure? That’s Long Exposure Noise Reduction. What is it and do you need it?

September 25, 2019

Seascape Photography Workshop

Improve your landscape and seascape photography skills by attending an Edinburgh Photography Workshop session

September 18, 2019

Exposing with a Graduated Filter

When do you need to use a graduated filter and what’s the right one to use?

September 11, 2019

5 ways to keep photography creative

Bad weather or photographers block doesn’t need to stop you from being creative.

September 4, 2019

Capture movement by panning

Using a slower shutter speed and panning can give a sense of movement

August 28, 2019

Worldwide Photo Walk Edinburgh

Come and join a free Photo Walk through Edinburgh's streets

August 21, 2019

Will Lightroom PNG update make your photos Ping?

Adobe Lightroom 8.4 update has added the functionality to output files as a PNG file. Does it improve your social media posts?

August 14, 2019

Lightroom Previews

Speed up your editing process and save disk space with Lightroom previews?

August 7, 2019

Why does ISO noise happen?

Why does high ISO noise happen and how do you remove it?

July 31, 2019

A Fair Day’s Pay for Photographers

What should a photographer be paid as a fair day's pay?

July 24, 2019

Two camera bag strategy

An ideal solution to protecting your cameras by using two bags

July 17, 2019

Photography Stop explanation

Some of the language used in photography is confusing. What exactly is a stop?

July 10, 2019

Kase Filter Trial

A comparison of the Kase Wolverine Filter System and Lee Filters

July 3, 2019

Freeze and Blur with Shutter Speed

Using a different shutter speed can blur or freeze motion in your subjects.

June 26, 2019

Framing Photographs

Owner of Dundas Street Framers, Mark Bowman, chats about photography and the importance of photographs in a frame

June 19, 2019

Highlands & Skye Private Tour

A photographic journey of the Western Highlands and Isle of Skye

June 12, 2019

Lightroom version options

What’s the difference between Lightroom, Classic and Mobile version?

June 5, 2019

Photographing Scotland Book review

Find great locations throughout Scotland with a great book

May 29, 2019

Sync modes for flash photography

Changing the sync modes on your flash can give creative results

May 22, 2019

Texture Control in Lightroom Classic

The latest update of Lightroom Classic has added a brand new feature, Texture Control.

May 15, 2019

White Balance – what is it?

The temperature of light can change the look and feel of your photographs

May 8, 2019

Headshot lighting with two lights

Create a professional looking headshot with just 2 lights

May 1, 2019

Isle of Skye – Photo Guide – Part 3

The final part of a photographers guide to the Isle of Skye

April 24, 2019

Isle of Skye – Photo Guide – Part 2

A photographers guide to some familiar and not so familiar locations on the Isle of Skye in Scotland

April 17, 2019

Isle of Skye – Photo Guide – Part 1

A photographers’ guide to some familiar and not so familiar locations on the Isle of Skye in Scotland

April 10, 2019

Back-up strategy for photographers

Look after your photographs by having a strong back-up strategy.

April 3, 2019

Star Trail Photography

Shoot and process a star trail image

March 27, 2019

Photo Mechanic V6

The tool most press photographers use, Photo Mechanic, has just got seriously better.

March 20, 2019

Photography Show 2019

Birmingham’s NEC played host to the UK’s largest gathering of photography suppliers, The Photography Show 2019

March 13, 2019

Weather forecasting for landscapes

Whether or not to head out at the weekend is always a challenge – which is the best weather service?

March 6, 2019

Photography Apps you need

Eleven photography apps for your mobile device that will help you get better photos

February 27, 2019

Collections in Lightroom

Bring your best images together without using valuable disk space

February 20, 2019

Photography skills development

A conversation with Edinburgh Photography Workshop client, Sally Anderson

February 13, 2019


What’s the best format for shooting on your camera?

February 6, 2019

Shortcuts to faster editing

Getting to know keyboard shortcut codes will speed up your Lightroom editing

January 30, 2019

Choosing the right tripod

There are hundreds of different tripods on the market – which is best for you?

January 23, 2019

Filling the Frame – Composition Part 5

Make the subject of your photo front and centre by filling the frame

January 16, 2019

Negative Space – Composition Part 4

How to produce a better balance to your pictures by using the space around the subject

January 9, 2019

Symmetry – Composition Part 3

Finding symmetry in your shots helps to give a graphic design feel to your images

January 2, 2019

Leading Line – Composition Part 2

Guide your viewers to see what made you take a photograph

December 26, 2018

Rule of Thirds – Composition Part 1

Where you put things in your shot is just as important as good exposure

December 19, 2018

Lightroom Workflow Improved

The latest update from Adobe to Lightroom CC Classic has improved the way you work

December 12, 2018

Christmas gifts photographers want

Here are the Christmas gifts photographers would love to find in their stockings this Christmas.

December 5, 2018

Photopills 2.9 Update

A great enhancement to the planner in Photopills

November 28, 2018

Colour Pop Photographs

How to achieve the Schindler’s List effect of a colour pop.

November 21, 2018

Black Friday 2018 Photography Deals

Some of the best Black Friday photography deals available in the UK

November 14, 2018

Ultimate Lens Hood Review

Ever struggled taking photographs through glass?

November 7, 2018

Metering Modes – when to use them

How to get better results in high contrast scenes

October 31, 2018

Keep it clean

A daily cleaning routine to keep your camera and lenses in top shape.

October 24, 2018

HDR – Expanding the dynamic range

Using High Dynamic Range can let your camera ‘see’ what you can

October 17, 2018

Dramatic Portrait Lighting

Create a really dramatic hero shot on one of those dreary winter days

October 10, 2018

Seascape Workshop on the Forth

Take better seascape photos by joining the Forth coastline Landscape & Seascape workshop

October 3, 2018

Light-trails that will stand out

Impressive light-trails that make your night-time images look stunning

September 26, 2018

Light up your photography

The low down on one of the most important tools in a landscape photographers kit

September 19, 2018

6 ways to avoid a photo-disaster

Disasters can strike at any time so here are a few common photography school-boy errors to avoid so you get brilliant photographs

September 12, 2018

Photo-tour – Scottish Landscapes Day 2

Concluding post on a recent two-day private photo-tour

September 5, 2018

Photo-tour – Scottish Landscapes Day 1

First of two posts on a recent two-day private photo-tour

August 29, 2018

Blue Hour – make your night photos ping

Shoot in the blue hour to get fabulous night-time images

August 22, 2018

Dust spot spotting and cleaning

How to find dust spots in your photos and fix them

August 15, 2018

ND Filter choice – where does it stop?

Why do I need more than one filter?

August 8, 2018

Lightroom – Where are my files?

A look at how Adobe’s Lightroom organises your files and catalogues

July 31, 2018

Metadata copyright protection

Gain protection of your copyright by adding metadata - part 2

July 24, 2018

Watermark your photographs

Stopping your pictures from being stolen – part 1

July 17, 2018

Filter magic

Slow down time; increase dynamic range and see through water

July 12, 2018

Expose to the right

How to get better, sharper photos

June 30, 2018

No GPS, No Problem

If your camera doesn’t have GPS you can still track where you’ve snapped

June 24, 2018

Namibia Part Two

Second of two posts that look at photographing in Namibia. Part 2 – photography tour

June 17, 2018

Milky Way – Shooting and Processing

Photograph and process the milky way in Adobe Lightroom

June 9, 2018

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Edinburgh Photography Workshop gains TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2018

May 28, 2018

Namibia – First Time Around

First of two posts that look at photographing in Namibia. Part 1 - personal tour

May 13, 2018

Hunt out the light

Using the key ingredient in photography to improve your pictures

May 5, 2018

The Truth about Depth of Field

Why we shouldn’t get obsessed with aperture to change depth of field.

April 28, 2018

Edit in twenty seconds

Take great looking images and spend less time on your computer with this handy 20-second edit

April 21, 2018

Back Button Focus

The hidden feature that guarantees sharper photographs

April 15, 2018

Panorama photographs – Capture to print

How to take great panorama images and then get them ready to be printed

April 7, 2018

A rule of thirds that should be broken

Why understanding hyperfocal distance will make your photographs sharper from front to back.

March 31, 2018

Black is Black, White is White (or is it?)

Getting the exposure right when shooting things that are black or white

February 12, 2018

Landscapes and Seascapes on the Forth

Sunrise to sunset along the banks of the Forth River with Edinburgh Photography Workshop

October 30, 2017

Something Old, Something New

Edinburgh Photography Workshop partners with the Arienas Collective to bring the #1 Rated workshop for beginners to Edinburgh's Georgian New Town

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