Creating an ‘Arty’ Look

I gave a talk at a camera club recently and I was asked how I created the look of some images that I shared. I explained how simple it was to do this with a couple of textures and the original image; a process using just four layers in Photoshop. A downloadable factsheet is available…

Ballet Themed Shoot

I am without doubt the most reluctant dancer on this planet, however, I do seem to have a liking for photographing dance and have done for a while now. Having attended a dance photography workshop with Nicola Selby several years ago to learn the technicalities of capturing this genre of images, it dawned on me…

A Dark Rose

A recent studio shoot with Talli Lyndsey produced some images that are not quite my norm, but I do like them!Talli is a strikingly different model that can help create photos that stand out from the crowd and this is something that I wanted to achieve. With this is mind I set about thinking of…

The Colour of Dance

Just a single image update this time. This one was shot against a very messy background with a window, pipes and all sorts of stuff cluttering up the image, unfortunately there was no option at the time.I really liked the shape and dynamics of the subject but it didn’t work for me, so time for…

Friends

I attended a Photoshop compositing course by Terry Donnelly recently to learn some of the additional skills that we photographers can use these days. There was much to observe and learn about the lighting of the models to aid the cutting process and then even more on how to use Photoshop to blend the separate…