Category Archives: Tutorials

Comparing lens adapters for mirrorless cameras

I have had a lot of people ask me about the different lens adapters for using Nikon lenses on mirrorless cameras. I decided to shoot a short video explaining the options that I have experience with.

This isn’t intended to be a comprehensive run down of the options out there, simply what I have experience with and what I feel I can confidently speak to.

Swapping the red and blue channels

Swapping the red and blue channels for IR photography from Scott Wood on Vimeo.

In this short screencast I show how to swap the red and blue channels using Adobe Photoshop CC. This is very useful with IR photography

I thought I would do a quick screencast tutorial on swapping the red and blue channels in an image using Adobe Photoshop CC.  Swapping color channels is a tool that can be used in almost any type of photography, but swapping the red and blue channels is a very powerful tool for IR photography

Removing dust spots from images with Lightroom 5

Removing sensor dust spots with Lightroom 5 from Scott Wood on Vimeo.

A short video screencast on removing dust spots with Lightroom 5.

Adding NextGen gallery images to WordPress blog posts

Inserting NextGen gallery images into blog posts from Scott Wood on Vimeo.

In the past I had been using SmugMug to host my online galleries and I would then insert those images into blog posts, I hate the thought of maintaining different versions of the same image, but now that I have switched to a self hosted solution using the NextGen galleries, I needed to update the way I insert images into posts.

I put this short tutorial together on how I do it as it is a little different than the “intended” way, but as the old saying goes, “there is more than one way to skin a cat” and this works very well for me.  Of course I have never understood why anyone would want to skin a cat.

Why you should always shoot RAW when capturing lightning

Due to a video hosting change this tutorial is currently offline. I will have it back online soon.

Shooting lightning is really not that much different than shooting anything else when it comes to trying to “get it right” in camera, but lightning does present a lot of variables that simply don’t exist in most other genres of photography.  In this tutorial, I explain why I believe that you should ALWAY shoot RAW when photographing lightning, and a few things that can be done to recover an otherwise overexposed lightning shot.

I hope you find this short tutorial useful and always appreciate any feedback you might have.