Inspired by this image by Australian photographer Forough Yavari which won the 2021 International Portrait Photographer of the year award I thought I would have a go at creating my own version based on this concept. Here is the final image… …and here’s how I created it using Lightroom and
Following on from my earlier post here are a few more images adopting my current style. All images taken with an Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mk I plus various M.ZUIKO lenses (mainly 45mm and 12-35mm zoom). Processing is with Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2.
Like many people in the UK last week I received this email from Adobe informing me that my Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (i.e. for for Lightroom and Photoshop) was to increase to £120.64 per year from 17th January 2018 (as I subscribe yearly) due to “recent changes in exchange rates in your
As photographers we are all very good at creating images, lots of them, thousands upon thousands of them every year. Some of us, myself included, are not so good at curating our images. The verb ‘curate’ means to: select, organize, and look after the items in (a collection or exhibition). For
I normally do my black and white conversions in Lightroom but for this post thought I would just experiment with Photoshop. A kind of jamming session but using Photoshop rather than a musical instrument. Here’s the image I’m starting with. All I’ve done with it at this stage (in Lightroom)
Following on from last weeks post on my updated approach to Lightroom catalogues here is my updated guide to Lightroom and Photoshop workflow. I do all of this on a 13″ Macbook Pro so if you’re using a Windows machine there will be a few minor differences when talking about files and directories.
It’s been around 18 months since I switched to using Lightroom and Photoshop for my workflow and editing. In January 2015 I wrote a post about how I intended to organise my catalogue in Lightroom and in December documented my workflow. Having worked with both of these tools for over a year
One of the major things to get right when making a portrait of a person is the eyes. Tradition has it that it is the eyes you should focus on primarily and getting these sharp and in focus is most important of all. The classic case in point is the
Here’s a simple technique for getting rid of an annoying background shadow using Photoshop. This is an image of the Birmingham entrepreneur Joel Blake I am hoping to use for an exhibition I am helping to organise and also submitting some prints to. The exhibition is called Smarter Lives and is part of
Here’s a fairly quick way to smooth skin in Photoshop without making it look too ‘plasticy’ which can often be the case with certain specialist retouching programs. This is the image of the model ‘Shuky’ I’m going to be working with. Makeup is by ‘Sally Cinnamon‘. You can see the