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Shooting Zombies (with a camera)

It’s Halloween and that means lots of people are dressing up in scary costumes, which in turn makes Halloween a great photo opportunity. A few weeks back I was lucky enough to be invited to photograph a world record attempt to ...
 
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Focus Stacking ~ T+MGP 07

Depth of field is one of those fundamental skills that photographers learn. If you’re new to photography then the principle behind depth of field can be simplified to a choice of aperture. A small f number gives a smaller depth...

 
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Kingston HyperX SSD Upgrade

Recently I wrote about my two year old laptop which, compared to my main PC, is painfully slow when it comes to Photoshop. With maxed out RAM and Photoshop CS6 installed I thought my laptop was at the end of its life. However t...
 
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Photo Restoration ~ T+MGP 06

When it comes to restoring old and damaged photos a flatbed scanner isn’t always the best option. Join me as I show you an easy two light setup that’s prefect for copying old photos. As always I’ll cover the P...

 
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Happisburgh, The Alternative Ending

Recently I uploaded a video for Adorama TV that I shot at Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast. If you missed it then you definitely missed out, so click here to go back and watch it. In the first video I showed both the photograph...
 
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Take & Make ~ Episode 5

Somehow I managed to bypass this video to the blog which wouldn’t have been right as this one was really fun to do. Living in the UK we have a reputation for wet weather and although in reality it doesn’t really rain all that o...

 
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Take & Make ~ Episode 4

You may have noticed a bit of radio silence on the Gavtrain.com site of late. That’s been down to two things. Firstly I’ve been working for Adobe in the media centre during the recent London Olympics and after that, I’ve been a...
 
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Take + Make ~ Episode 1

I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome you to my new series of videos for Adorama TV. The name Take and make great photos should give you a clue as to what I’ll be doing in these tutorials. For me the photography doesn’t stop once ...

 
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Photoshop CS6 top 5 ~ Video

In this video I talk about and demonstrate my top 5 BIG headline grabbing new features of Photoshop CS6. Obviously I’m looking at this from a photographers point of view, so if you’re into 3D or graphic design then your top fea...
 
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More Photoshop Sneak Peeks

Over the past few weeks there has been a steady stream of short sneak peek videos from the team at Adobe. So far there have been four videos released which give a glimpse of some of the new or improved features of a future Phot...