Maybe you try different techniques, maybe you just mess around in Lightroom or Photoshop, but eventually you call it quits, never quite getting the photo you wanted …

Boring Photos? Don't Like It?

Welcome to Lapse of the Shutter

and thanks for taking the time to look around.

If answering any of these questions sounds interesting to you, then you’re in the right place. This is where you can learn the skills and techniques of photography, like how to create and use saturation masks, how to make landscape colour grades and how to unlock Photoshop-like powers in Lightroom, and (hopefully) you’ll find it quick, simple and fun.

Why not start by downloading the totally free Lightroom Develop System, the Photoshop Colour Control ActionPack and the Photoshop Landscape Colour Grades?

I know there are a lot of competing voices out there, all telling you what you should and shouldn’t do, so why stay here?

About Me

Hi, I’m Tim Daniels and I spent far too long struggling to make photos match what I saw. I’ve been playing with Lightroom and Photoshop for about the last eight years now, licensing photos for book covers from my travels around the world, and over the years, by a long trial and error process, I have developed a workflow to get those photos to look exactly how I want them. If I can do it, you can do it too.

I believe in freely sharing this knowledge with you, helping you to make the photos that you want to make, whether that’s a true-to-life rendition of a landscape, or something more personal and stylised.

Learn Photography – Long Form Photography Guides & Tutorials

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Get a free 59-page PDF eBook of the complete digital blending workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop, to reference when processing your photos.

You also get access to one of my best free tutorials, on how to photograph the Northern Lights.

Put your email address in below to sign up for my newsletter and get sent a download link right now.

The top long form photography guides and tutorials that I write are all compiled on the Learn Photography page. Take a look to learn everything to do with digital blending, and post-processing your photos in Lightroom and Photoshop.

While you’re here, why not read my Best Long Form Photography Tutorials & Guides …

The Digital Blending Workflow Tutorial

The Landscapes Masterclass: No HDR, No Plugins

This long form guide contains a complete workflow for one landscape photo, giving you detailed tips, tricks and guides on how to perfect your landscape photos through digital blending, using the tools in Lightroom and Photoshop

Lightroom Tutorial – Adding Color Depth with White Balance

Using targeted white balance adjustments, you can enhance sunrises, paint in new sunsets, make stormy skies pop, create stylised effects, and much more, all with very little time and effort. Learn how to do this entirely in Lightroom

Photoshop Tutorial – Blend Any Two Photos

This tutorial covers methods of blending in five common landscape situations: Multiple Exposure Blending; Time Blending; Object Blending; Double-Process Blending; Blending Skies.
These powerful methods will help you blend photos in any situation.

Color Control in Your Photography Tutorial

“I’ve blended my exposures, but my photo still doesn’t look like how I want it to look. Now what?”

Learn a two-and-a-half minute, Photoshop based workflow to fix both colour and tone in this long form tutorial and video series.

Northern Lights Photography Tutorial

This guide covers how to see the Northern Lights – when, & where, the ideal camera equipment you should use, the camera settings you need to get perfect photos, and how to process your photos to get something you can be proud of, along with much more…

Click on any of the links below to get a closer look at the main areas that I cover on this site, from complete digital blending workflows and free Lightroom and Photoshop resources, to photography tutorials and photo deconstructions.


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2 Responses

  1. Scott
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    I ended up at your site after watching the video about using your own sky in LR. I provided my email address as a part of accessing the free download. I have nothing from you in my email inbox. Am I missing a part of this process? I came looking for the sky downloads you mention in your video and could only see what looks to be luts.


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