Posts about photoshop

Some website designs from my archive

Until I had to switch to doing mainly technical work on web projects, I used to do a lot of design work. I came across my old designs when clearing out my home office and thought you’d like to see a few of them.

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Unexpected locations

Unexpected locations

Brooke Shaden is a wonderfully creative photographer, whose images make me wish that I had the opportunity to spend more time on creating and editing more theatrical images. But I can’t complain; my time is, after all, spent on pursuing other passions and fascinating goals. One of the problems I came across when shooting for […]

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The Castle on the Hill

A portrait I photographed a couple of years ago, with the intention of combining it with an evening view of the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, was this one of Sara; a result I’m particularly pleased with. The shot of the waterfall and river was photographed around two weeks earlier than the shot of Sara in […]

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Post-processing an image doesn’t mean it’s no longer a photograph

There’s a lot of criticism in the world of photography. Not just the personal opinion of someone who likes or dislikes your photo, but also more general criticism on the subject of such things as originality and inspiration, equipment, or what makes a “photograph” as opposed to an creative image. The biggest argument used to […]

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Fountain Court, Hampton Court Palace

Sometimes, there’s more to a picture than meets the eye, and the natural surroundings need a little help. Whilst I do my best to eliminate fakery in my landscape and architectural photography, sometimes a little patience, lateral thinking and light use of Photoshop can work wonders.

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Fountain Court, Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex

Sometimes, there’s more to a picture than meets the eye, and the natural surroundings need a little help. Whilst I do my best to eliminate fakery in my landscape and architectural photography, sometimes a little patience, lateral thinking and light use of Photoshop can work wonders. Read how on my website.

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Tom Baker as “The Doctor”

I was a bit bored earlier and, wanting to practice using the paths tool in Photoshop, I created this vector graphic image of British actor Tom Baker in his well-known 1970s role in sci-fi series Doctor Who.

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Cityview Park

A first attempt at some real Photoshop composition work, composed from four individual photographs. Posted here for you to give feedback and criticism!

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Experiments in HDR

I’ve been meaning to spend a little time to sit down and really get to grips with the High Dynamic Range editing process. For the unititiated, the HDR is a photo which contains detail within a much wider range of tones than is possible through an individual shot, from deep shadows to bright highlights.

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“Brenizer Method” test shot

Trial shots for the so-called "Brenizer Method": accentuating a shallow depth of field by stitching together several individual images. For more examples (and better ones, as I only had a f5.6 lens with me today), visit www.flickr.com/groups/brenizermethod/. This photo is best viewed at a larger size. (Larger images are only available to my contacts.)

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“Brenizer Method” test shot

Trial shots for the so-called “Brenizer Method”: accentuating a shallow depth of field by stitching together several individual images. For more examples (and better ones, as I only had a f5.6 lens with me today), visit www.flickr.com/groups/brenizermethod/. This photo is best viewed at a larger size. (Larger images are only available to my contacts.)

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“Kelbification”

After seeing a few shots around the internet in a certain darkened, de-saturated style, I asked around to see if anyone was familiar with the post-processing technique which is used to create it.

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Marzili funicular, Bern, Switzerland

I’ve been wandering the streets of Bern at lunchtime all week, taking photos of buildings, views and scenes: most of which have been series of individual pictures to bring home and stitch together on the computer. This is one of my more successful results, which is a stitch of 12 pictures to show the panoramic […]

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City Climber

Strobist info: two parallel Nikon speedlights from camera left; ambient light under-exposed 3 stops. Additional toning work in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Pfister faking it

This poster is from a campaign for Swiss interior design company Pfister, the tag line of which states that the inner city of Bern is being re-vamped. What the poster specifically refers to isn’t 100% clear (at least, there appears to be no reference to the campaign online), it might be a clever (or unwitting) […]

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Iseltwald, Switzerland

I know: I have a new camera, so I should be out using it. But sadly, I haven’t had time and my inspiration isn’t quite at 100% today. So instead, here’s a lovely black and white photograph which emulates an infra-red effect, converted from colour by following a Photoshop tutorial written by David "Chromasia" Nightingale. […]

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