• Landscape Photography Dunluce Castle Northern Ireland
    Location Guide

    Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

    This beautiful medieval castle lies in a brilliant defensive position close to Portrush in Northern Ireland.   There has been some form of castle on this site since the 13th century. I recommend reading the Dunluce Castle Wikipedia entry to learn more about its fascinating history.  Landscape photographers will probably enjoy photographing the castle from the eastern side as it affords the most dramatic backdrop as well as the most handsome view of the castle itself.  There are 2 superb vantage points, the first of…

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    Post-Processing

    Free Photoshop action – essential layers for landscape photography

    Click HERE to download the action. Developing a consistent Photoshop workflow is an important part of improving your landscape photography.  I normally use Lightroom to convert from RAW, and then use several layers in Photoshop to create my final landscape photograph. Download this free Photoshop action by clicking the link above.  Run it in Photoshop and you will see that the following layers have been created: 1) Shadow/Highlight layer: Run the shadow/highlight tool on this layer to balance your exposure.   2) Curves: Drag the…

  • Location Guide

    Ballintoy, Ireland

    Ballintoy Harbour lies at the end of the twisty and dramatic Harbour Road which offers good views along the rugged ‘Causeway Coast’ in Northern Ireland.  To say it is a landscape photographers dream would be an understatement. The first area of interest to the landscape photographer is on the approach to the harbour itself.  The landscape photographs in the gallery above were taken from this road.  I used a long telephone lens to capture the dramatic scene in the first photograph, which shows big waves crashing into…