Hope all is well
Just a quick post today as I’ve a few things I need to get ‘top and tailed‘ before heading out to the Photokina tomorrow (woohoo!)
So, here goes…
The September issue of my Free Newsletter [Link] will be sent out later today with details of workshop dates, my Know How ebook, book recommendations, discounts and more plus details of a unique photography related workshop.
Following each newsletter I run a prize draw where anyone who forwards the newsletter onto someone else they think might be interested to receive it, stands the chance to win a prize.
So…drum roll please…last month’s winner is…David Rigby.
Congratulations David; a copy of Scott Kelby’s Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Digital Photographers book is ready to be sent out to you once you send over your postal address
You can subscribe to the Free newsletter using this [Link] or by clicking on the graphic in the sidebar. Each month you could be entered into a prize draw PLUS on signing up you’ll get access to a free 40 minute video of Photoshop tutorials.
Work in Progress
Here’s a sneak peek at a picture I’m working on at the moment. The model is Nadine who I photographed when out in The Netherlands a few weeks back for the combined workshops I did with my buddy Frank Doorhof.
Images on the right shows an example of the kind of thing I do to get ideas for what I want to do. Typically for most shoots I’ll create mood boards where I collect all kinds of images and combine them onto one board which helps a great deal when it comes to planning the shoot and then eventually the editing. The shoot was different though as I had no idea what styling Nadine was going to come up with however when she came up with this it just screamed Tim Burton.
Here’s an earlier post where I talk more about mood boards and how I use them [Link]
Photographing Muscular Physiques Workshop
Keep an eye out for details of a brand new photography workshop I’ll be announcing very soon…Photographing Muscular Physiques.
In this workshop I’ll be covering everything: posing, lighting, how to finish the images in Lightroom & Photoshop PLUS as an ex competitive Bodybuilder I’ll be sharing the trade secrets to make the physiques look their very best! Your models/clients will love you
Nikon Lens Repair
Glad to report that Nikon UK checked out my Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens that I was having problems with and the fault is indeed a sticky aperture.
The cost of repair is better than I expected too: £226+VAT; sure I could do without it but it could have been a lot worse and it’s certainly cheaper than buying a new one right?!?
If you missed the story behind the ‘broken’ lens you can check it out here [Link]
Finally, if you’re a Photoshop user I’ve got (another) book recommendation for you but this one isn’t all about retouching or special effects.
Power, Speed & Automation with Adobe Photoshop by Geoff Scott and Jeffrey Tranberry does what it says on the tin i.e. shows you all kinds of ways to work quicker and also to get Photoshop working at peak performance by tweaking this and that.
Looking ‘under the hood’ of Photoshop could sound like something to avoid suggesting “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” however this book does a great job of showing how a little extra knowledge can make a a huge difference!
•Check it out on Amazon [Link]
Ok that’s all from me for today so have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow; most likely from the Airport