Monday, 19 April 2010

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Thursday, 8 April 2010

Pet Portrait Stories - Chapter 1

This was the image that got me started. My father-in-law wanted a photo of our dog, Brac, of whom he is very fond, to hang on his wall. I personally don't generally like straight photos hung on wall so I took the background out and made it into a portrait. Once mounted and framed I liked it so much I just had to do one for myself which got me to thinking that maybe other pet owners would like similar for their pets.


Saturday, 3 April 2010

Film Scanner

I now have a film scanner which will allow me to work from negatives supplied by clients where I am otherwise unable to take the photographs myself and the client does not have access to a digital camera.  35mm or medium format film only.  All negatives will be returned once scanned.

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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

National Association of Photoshop Professionals

NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) is a community of Photoshop enthusiasts lead by the Photoshop guru Scott Kelby.  It is an organisation recognised and supported by Adobe.  It provides access to hundreds of training videos and tutorials as well as member discounts on hardware and software, a monthly magazines packed with information on Photoshop and Lightroom, a members forum, help and support for any Photoshop or Lightroom problem, and much more.   Check it out and take a tour.
Where everyone learns Photoshop - National Association of Photoshop Professionals


Monday, 8 March 2010

Photographer of the Month

I've been selected as 'Photographer of the Month' for the Photo Nomads blog.  You can see the full article here


Monday, 1 March 2010

Free Stuff

I have now added a 'Free Stuff' page to my web site.  This page contains exactly what it says, free stuff.  so far there is a link to free personas you can use to customise your browser toolbar if you use Firefox 3.6 but I hope to come up with more free stuff to fill this page.  Check it out and remember to check back regularly to see what else I come up with.

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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Photography Tip - Still Life

If you've ever fancied trying your hand at some still life photography weather it be a vase of flowers, bowl of fruit or an ornament you need to consider the background or surface the object is placed on.  Next time you are in a haberdashery department  take a look in their off-cuts bin to see if you can get some cheap pieces of material.  Cream or white satin or black velvet are favourites but natural Hessian or other textured fabrics can also work well.  Use something that is not going to detract too much from the subject so avoid patterns.  For larger back drops try looking for fabric on e-bay.  You can get some amazing deals there.