Month: August 2015

August 28, 2015 / / Automobiles

Grand Finale Car Photography Workshop for 2015 We’ve done 3 great Car Photography workshops this summer, the final one was at Temple Newsham in Leeds – where we have a huge car park full of puddles and a gritty feel. Something to contrast to the other workshops. The cars were TVR T350 TVR Wedge – 2 of these TVR Tuscan Porsche 911 – 2 of these A great mix of colour, style and shape – all organised by Richard Lee, who runs the TVR club of West Yorkshire. Photography Stuff……

August 27, 2015 / / Blog

Retouching in Photoshop – Skin and Eyes Lightroom has so many great tools that Photoshop is fast becoming redundant for most tasks. Retouching is one area where Lightroom still needs development. There are tools for skin softening and bumping eyes, but they don’t really have the same accuracy or fine results. For most commercial work I do, Lightroom is fine – the shots are usually small and on websites, a little negative clarity does the trick. But if you’re competing in club competitions, or doing fashion and beauty images, then…

August 26, 2015 / / Tips

Sunrise and sunset provide the best light for photography: Lauren Bath AS THE saying goes, the best camera to have is the camera you have with you. And for must of us, that’s a smartphone. Mobiles with built-in high-resolution cameras have changed the way we shoot holiday snaps. For […] Click here to view original web page at www.dailytelegraph.com.au Here are the tips in summary….. 1. Light it up 2. Pick and choose 3. The professional touch 4. The phone has limits 5. Up close and personal

August 25, 2015 / / Architecture

Capital of Latvia, Riga – The Old Town From the Riga, Latvia WIKIPEDIA entry :- [ct_message type=”info” animation=”slideup”] Riga, Latvia, with 641,007 inhabitants (July 2015), Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia’s population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga’s territory covers 307.17 km2 (118.60 sq mi) and lies between 1 and 10 metres (3.3 and 32.8 ft) above sea level,[6] on a flat and sandy plain. [/ct_message] Hot Summer Visit to Riga, Latvia In Newcastle,…

August 24, 2015 / / Blog

So Many Different Ways to Hold a Camera… How do you hold your camera…. whilst walking in Riga, I saw so many photographers holding their cameras in a weird variety of styles, I thought I’d get a few shots of them. The majority seem to use the little screen on the back of the camera, so hold the camera about 6-12 inches in front of their face. Many cameras have no other option – my phone certainly doesn’t. But lots still have a “viewfinder”, which I’d recommend using; but why?…