How To Use Photoshop’s Tilt-Shift Effect for Food Photography


The tilt-shift effect in Photoshop is an amazingly powerful tool that gets no respect.  Most people think it’s a funny filter to make miniature effects, but it’s actually a tool that can be used for real work.  This filter perfectly replicates the front tilt of a 4×5 view camera.  As a food photographer, I can use the tilt-shift effect to keep my main subject in focus and get a nice bokeh in the background. Read More…

5 Reasons Why I Ditched Lightroom for Capture One Pro

rumford baking powder biscuits process with Capture One Pro 8

Rumford Baking Powder Biscuits for Clabber Girl


I have to admit I’m a huge fan of Lightroom.  It’s an amazing program that’s perfectly tailored for photographers.  So why did I ditch it for Capture One Pro?  The answer is simple: phenomenal image quality.  In addition, the program has a host of features that are ideal for studio photographers.  What started as a simple trial has turned into my permanent image processing solution.  Here are the 5 reasons why I left Lightroom 5 and switched to Capture One Pro 8. Read More…