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A Guide to Layers and Blending in Gimp

Unlike some free software, Gimp www.gimp.org is a powerful rival for its payware counterpart, Photoshop. Its depth and similarity to the Photoshop interface make it an ideal app for photographers on a budget. In previous articles we have looked making your images sparkle and how to add graduated filters. Today we are going to go […]

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How to Quickly use the Spot Removal Tool in Lightroom to Clean Up Your Photos

While not an exciting post processing action, using the spot removal tool is a necessary step in cleaning your photograph. From dust on the sensor to a distracting imperfection, an image can go from ‘great’ to ‘ok’ as a result of not paying attention to details. We’ll explore when and how to use Lightroom’s spot […]

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Shooting Artistic Interiors You Can Be Proud Of

In real estate photography, the goal is to portray the indoor locations in the most realistic yet welcoming way possible. For more artistic purposes, however, such as in creating striking images from an indoor location, you can use many other factors to enhance your images. Why Dynamic Range is Important When photographing indoor locations under […]

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How Understanding Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom Can Improve Your Images

Adobe Lightroom offers two excellent tools for increasing the apparent contrast and saturation of an image without resorting to taking everything to the max. These are the Clarity and Vibrance sliders found at the bottom of the Basic tab in the Develop module under Presence. Lets take a look at what they can do for […]

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How to Photograph Rainbows

The song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” recalls for many of us the thrills we experienced the first time we saw “The Wizard of Oz”. Decades later, the late and great Hawaiian singer Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwoʻole brought back this sweet song that was mixed with “What a Wonderful World”. The rainbow, with it’s many colors, clean […]

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Noir dreams

Evening all, I have been thinking for a while about a series of neo-noir style portraits, this is a concept image for the type of thing I am going for but I am open to advice about lighting as I’m not sure I got it quite right.. this was a single flash unit set ro […]

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Homeward past Brownsea

Only just getting round to processing a few shots from earlier in the year. https://www.flickr.com/gp/gordonjamesphotos/7627c0 Trying a different type of link from flickr…according to their ‘Advanced Sharing’ Help page this should be visible even though it is marked private in flickr at the moment. This is a link taken from the ‘Share’ menu rather than […]

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Alert Bay – A Visit Of A Lifetime

Some projects we find ourselves working on leave a permanent and profound mark on our very souls. This is most certainly one such project. In the late summer of 2015 Mrs. Toad and I spent 3 days traveling over 1000 kms to visit 3 distinctly different and very remote communities. Alert Bay was one of […]

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