We have a WINNER!!! Bath, UK World Wide Photo Walk 2014 #WWPW2014

Hey Everyone

For those of you who took part in the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk this year, yesterday was the deadline for submitting your pictures and entering the competition.

Now that all the competition entries are in, I’m really pleased to announce this years Winner for the walk I lead in Bath, UK.

Drum roll please…

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CONGRATUALTIONS to Linda Enfield for this wonderful photograph of the Weir.
I’m absolutely loving this and the black and white conversion is stunning; way to go Linda!

For winning the City Walk, Linda receives a full one year subscription to KelbyOne valued at $249 and is also entered into the overall world wide competition with a chance to win thousand of $ / £ worth of photography related goodies.

In addition, I’ll also be sending Linda a copy of my new book The Photography Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks and Techniques once it’s published in December.

Once again, congratulations to Linda and also a HUGE thanks to everyone who joined us in Bath for the Photo Walk and made it such a great day!

All the very best to you
Glyn

•Check out all the photos from the day and from all the walks around the world at the links below:

•Bath Flickr Page [LINK]
•Worldwide Flickr Page [LINK]

  • October 28, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    steve - Sod the Kelbyone subs, Linda has won a Glyn Dewis Photography Retouching book!!!

Flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision + Quadcopter Drone

Hey Everyone

How’s it going?

Today I thought I’d kick the week off by sharing a video my friend Colin Smith of Photoshop Cafe, posted online recently.

Colin is an authority in the world of drones such as the DJI Phantom which is incredibly popular amongst everyday enthusiasts and photographers, and in this video shows the simple set up and gives pointers for a successful flight and capturing the best shots…

The only problem now though having watched the video a number of times is that I now want one of my own:)

So do you have one of these drones? Not necessarily a DJI Phantom, but a drone of any kind and what you’re  using it for. In particular if you use it for photography and have images online please do post a link; I’d love to see what you’ve done.

In the mean time I highly recommend you check out more from Colin as he not only teaches classes at Photoshop World on the technical and practical uses and how to fly these drones but also has countless videos covering reviews and tutorials.

Check out this post over on Photoshop Cafe for more information, tutorials and pictures: CLICK HERE

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Ok that’s all from me so have a great week and I’ll see you next time.
Enjoy,
Glyn

  • October 27, 2014 - 11:08 am

    James Farley - Morning Glyn,

    Been using similar system for around 12 months now, mine is based on the DJI Phantom 2 using a GoPro on a gimbal for capturing the footage/images.

    Yet to do the required licence for commercial work so quite restricted in where/what I can shoot at present, like the challenge though of finding suitable locations.

    Love the possibilities it opens up for photography, capturing viewpoints of a location that just a short while back would have been impossible or prohibitively expensive.

    Would definitely recommend adding one to the kitbag, admittedly not the best quality images unless you are prepared to spend upwards of £4k for a rig that will lift something more substantial than a GoPro, but good fun nonetheless.

    Few things I’ve shot with mine here, including some scrollable 360 degrees panoramas – http://www.jamesfarley.co.uk/category/aerial/

  • October 27, 2014 - 2:03 pm

    Colin Smith - You should take the plunge and get one, you will love the way you can look at the world from a new view. As a kid, the only superpower I ever desired was the ability to fly. I can now live vicariously through my quadcopter :)

  • October 28, 2014 - 6:48 pm

    Glyn - I don’t think it will long before I take the plunge Colin :)

Create a Winter Snow Scene with Photoshop #65

Hi Folks

As today is Wednesday, I’ve a brand new episode of my weekly Photoshop, Lightroom and Photography podcast/show.

Now at episode 65 in this video I take you through a great Photoshop technique that I discovered simply by experimenting and playing around for turning a regular picture into a winter snow scene; a technique that works great on the ‘right’ picture; the result can be incredibly realistic!

So what is the ‘right’ picture? Well, at the end of the video I cover that too PLUS in the description part of the video on YouTube I’ve added a link where you can download my image file that I use in the video so you can start trying the technique out straight away.

Hope you ‘Like’ it and hey feel free to share with other as much as you can…I mean like:)

Enjoy,
Glyn

  • October 23, 2014 - 2:42 am

    Mik - Awesome Glyn, and I am working on a concept for an image and I may try it in the snow.

  • October 24, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    Gerald - Another great tutorial Glyn, thank-you, also works with Elements.

  • October 27, 2014 - 11:17 am

    Glyn - Mik…Nice one. Be sure to share your results; would love to see them.

Create a Dust/Smoke Brush PLUS Quick Technique: Photoshop #64

Hey Folks

How’s it going?

Hope you had a great weekend.

Late on Friday evening I recorded and posted online a new episode of my weekly Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom show/podcast after having taken a break over the past couple of weeks or so because of writing.

In this episode (#64) I go through a couple of quick techniques…

1) A compositing technique for blending an object onto an uneven surface so that it looks like it was really there.

2) How to create a dust/smoke effect brush using a brush already in Photoshop and making a few adjustments.

Anyway here it is, just 10 minutes long.
Hope you ‘like’ and as always it would be great if you shared with others too.

Cheers,
Glyn

AMAZING: Adobe 3D Photo Magic

Hi Folks

Dropping in with another video for you today showcasing some of the new Photoshop innovations coming from Adobe in the near future.

Sure yesterday’s video was incredible showing how to turn day to night and vice verse was incredible but today I’ve a video all about 3D.

Now 3D is something I’m looking at incorporating more and more and I’m already feeling excited about the possibilities, but what Adobe have been working on completely blows my mind; now watch the video and be amazed!

Catch you next time,
Glyn

  • October 17, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    David Murdoch - It’s crazy to think where Adobe have brought Photoshop from adding layers at 3.5 to this! Where will we be in another 10 years time?

  • October 27, 2014 - 11:17 am

    Glyn - Exciting times ahead huh :)