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Pumpkin Lantern

It’s Halloween and that means children around the world will be dressing as ghosts, witches and wizards for an evening of spooky fun. I’m sure we’ll have the usual steady stream of kids knocking on our front door asking for a t...

HDR Winchester

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently paid a visit to Winchester to present a photo talk. Of course I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of spending a few days in this incredibly beautiful and historic city. Despite th...


Winchester Talk & Video

Tomorrow evening (7.30pm 25th October 2011) I’ll be doing one of my favourite things… presenting one of my live photography/Photoshop seminars. The talk is entitled “Quick shots to great shots” and over the course of a few hour...

Building a Photoshop Power PC – Part 1

Every computer I’ve ever owned has had one thing in common and I’m not talking about the fact that they’ve all run a version of Windows. Whenever it’s been time to replace a PC I’ve always ended up buying one straight off the s...


Autumn Triptych

On one of my camera training days this week we were talking about that we can do with numerous autumn leaves that are now scattered all over the place. My suggestion was to shoot three photos of leaves and put them together as ...

Photoshop DeBlur Sneak

Adobe are usually pretty tight lipped about the future features that might appear in it’s next version of Photoshop, its very existence isn’t usually talked about and even it’s name is open to speculation. For the sake of argum...


Recovering lost images

Hopefully you’ll never need this information… Most photographers understand that images stored on computer hard drives are not 100% safe. I know many photographers that have some sort of back up plan in place. It varies from ma...

Yongnuo ST-E2 first look

It seems that Canon have been rather slow in seeing the advantage in off camera flash. Until the introduction of cameras like the Canon 7D and 60D, if you wanted to fire an off camera speedlite and still enjoy the benefits of E...


Instant JPEG from RAW

You may or may not know that RAW files contain a hidden Jpeg files embedded within the RAW data. You see it when you review your images on the cameras LCD screen, which is all well and good, but why would you want to retrieve i...

Portrait Retouch LIVE

I’m pretty sure many of you know of my friend Jared Polin from Fro Knows Photo. Jared is an amazing photographer and his passion for photography is undeniable. A few days ago Jared asked if I’d like to have a stab at editing on...