Tag: perfect photo suite

Lightroom and Photoshop – Basic Portrait Retouching

One of the reasons I have decided to invest some time in learning Lightroom and Photoshop is because of the additional control it can give the photographer in processing images. In the past I have relied on “quick fix” programs like Portrait Professional and Perfect Photo Suite to edit images.

One Lens, One Model, One Abandoned Place!

September was a quiet time studio wise but here are a few portraits of ‘Brunutty’ taken at The Gem in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. All taken with the Olympus M.ZUIKO 25mm, f/1.8 lens and OM-D E-M5. A focal length of 25mm on a micro four thirds camera like the

Urbex Shoot at ‘The Gem’ with Freya

The Gem is a new shooting space in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham run by Tip Top Photography Studio. It opened for business a couple of weeks ago and I was one of the first photographers to give it a try (well apart from this guy). The Gem is basically

The End of Aperture?

So Apple have announced that development on Aperture, its professional photo editing software, has stopped. The news was broken on The Loop last Friday which also revealed that iPhoto, Apple’s consumer-level photo application, will be killed off. Instead of Aperture and iPhoto we are to get a new application called

Olympus Venice Workshop Part II: Patterns and Reflections

This is the second of my posts from the Olympus Venice workshop I attended at the beginning of June run by Olympus ambassadors Steve Gosling and Neil Buchan-Grant. The first post, The People of Venice is here. One of the challenges of photographing a city like Venice is to capture

Olympus Venice Workshop Part I: People of Venice

Earlier this month I spent three days in Venice at an Olympus workshop run by Steve Gosling and Neil Buchan-Grant. The complementary skills of Steve, being mainly a landscape photographer, and Neil, being mainly a portrait and travel photographer, meant it was an ideal opportunity to learn three of my

One Chair, Five Muses

Sometimes when working with someone who has not done too much modeling, or when the ‘chemistry’ is not quite right, it can take a while for both the photographer and model to relax and for both of you to get into the flow. One of the tricks I’ve found useful

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