LIVE Webinar: Character Portrait on Location

Now THIS I'm looking forward to because I'll be going through a completely new portrait I'll be taking in a couple of weeks time, outdoors on location with great friends (all keeping safe distance apart of course)... I'll be showing the new portrait, how it was taken...

My New Backing Up Set Up and Workflow

Due to the recent computer dying episode (LINK) and the subsequent moving back to all things Apple, I thought it best to get to grips with my backing up workflow. I’ve written about my backup workflow in the past but if I’m honest, over more recent times I’d gotten a...

The KelbyOne LIVE Photoshop Online Conference

Super excited that despite no travel to the USA this year, I'll be teaching several classes for the very first KelbyOne LIVE Photoshop Conference running over 14th and 15th July.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO GRAB A CONFERENCE PASS   Really happy to be amongst...

New Video Tutorial from my LIVE Broadcast for London Camera Exchange and Sony

Yesterday morning I hosted a Facebook LIVE Broadcast on behalf of the London Camera Exchange and Sony. As it started at 10.30am (Uk time) and you may not have been able to tune in at the time, I thought I'd share the link to the recording here for you. The broadcast...

BFBS – Lockdown Legend

Such fun yesterday afternoon chatting with Amy Casey and Jay James on BFBS Radio (British Forces Broadcasting Service - Worldwide) and Instagram LIVE having been nominated (thank you soooo much Lindsay Aspin) as a 'Lockdown Legend' for the 39-45 Portraits Project and...

Good Riddance Windows!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a post about my own experience. If you have had nothing but love from your Windows machine then I'm genuinely happy for you. I haven't hence the change.   In no way am I saying you're wrong and I'm right...ok?....ok? .   .   . It must be 5 years...

Facebook LIVE Webinar with Sony and London Camera Exchange

On Friday 26th June at 10.30am over on the London Camera Exchange Facebook Page I'll be hosting a FREE 1 hour webinar... I'll be going through how I take shallow depth of field portraits for my World War 2 Veterans Project (3945 Portraits) and also how I use the same...

New Picture: Spitfire over Poppy Field

The other day whilst out driving we came across this field that was overflowing with beautiful red poppies. Needless to say I had to return with my camera and then add to my #lockdown project. Very different to my regular Photography and Photoshop work, doing this...

How to Focus Stack Images in Photoshop

Focus stacking is a retouching / post production process that takes multipole copies of the same image, each with different areas in focus, and blends them together so that the the image is sharp and in focus throughout.   What does that mean? When we take...

HORSA Glider: Silent Arrival (New Picture)

00:16hrs on 6th June 1944: Normandy, France The latest addition to my #lockdown Project: HORSA Glider - Silent Arrival This coming week I'll be adding a couple of posts showing some Behind the Scenes of how I made this recent picture. Catch you soon,Glyn
Digital Camera Magazine: Printing at Home

Digital Camera Magazine: Printing at Home

I don't often write for magazines these days however with lockdown being the perfect time for learning new skills, whenDigital Camera Magazine asked if I'd write an article about printing, it was a "Yes" from me   In this 3 page article I take readers through the step...

New Camera Club Presentation Dates

New Camera Club Presentation Dates

This whole lockdown thing has been with us for some time now and if I'm honest, even when it comes to the time that it's all done I think I'll be continuing with some of the ways we've lived during this time. Can't remember the last time we went to a supermarket...

Questions and Answers from my Sony and WeX Webinar

Questions and Answers from my Sony and WeX Webinar

HUGE thanks if you were one of the (just under) 500 people who registered to watch my LIVE Webinar for Sony and WeX on Friday of last week; over the weekend it's been wonderful to receive feedback in email and on social media from folks saying how much they enjoyed...

Why I Shoot Sony…

Why I Shoot Sony…

I was asked by Sony to record a video for their B2B Team explaining why I choose to use their equipment and so this is what I came up with.   I've used Nikon, Canon and now choose to shoot Sony; all great camera systems however for 'ME' the system that suits MY...

WeX and Sony Webinar: Friday 8th May 2020

WeX and Sony Webinar: Friday 8th May 2020

Just wanted to let you know that this coming Friday 8th May at 2pm (UK) which just so happens to be the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, I'm doing a FREE  (1 hour) Webinar with Sony (LINK) focusing on my 39-45 (WW2 Veterans) Portraits Project and veterans' stories but...

The Telegraph: WW2 Veteran Harry Billinge MBE

The Telegraph: WW2 Veteran Harry Billinge MBE

Wonderful to see WW2 Veteran Harry Billinge MBE in the Telegraph today with a featured 2 page spread... Thanks to Julie Verne of the Normandy Memorial Trust and Andy Greenacre from the Telegraph for approaching me about the use of the portrait I took of Harry a few...

Thank You Catchlight Camera Club – Belfast

Thank You Catchlight Camera Club – Belfast

Yesterday evening I had the absolute pleasure of presenting to Catchlight Camera Club based in Belfast, Northern Ireland using Zoom, and talked about the Power of Personal Projects. This lead into me talking about my 39-45 Portraits Project giving the story behind how...

Creating Realistic Clouds in Photoshop

Creating Realistic Clouds in Photoshop

If you've been following this blog you'll know that my Lockdown Project involves making, painting and photographing model World War 2 Aircraft and then creating scenes in Photoshop...It's times like this that I'm glad that I have taken lots and lots of photographs of...

Spitfire: Thinking of a Dear Friend

Spitfire: Thinking of a Dear Friend

I think it's fair to say that the hardest thing about Lockdown is not being able to spend time with and be close to family and friends. Thankfully because of technology we have the ability to do video calls with each other using Zoom, Facetime, Skype and such but...

Making Of: My WW2 Lancaster Bomber Picture

Making Of: My WW2 Lancaster Bomber Picture

I've always been a big believer in the importance of working on personal projects. They not only help you to develop your skill and keep you excited but are also integral when it comes to developing your own style. Now more than ever though with us all being on...

How I get the most out of a Photo Shoot

How I get the most out of a Photo Shoot

Here's a video that was filmed when I was out at the FJ Westcott HQ in Ohio, USA during the very early part of 2019. In the video I chat about those little things I do that go a long way to helping me get the most from a photo shoot. Hope you like it and find it...

Lockdown doesn’t mean Shutdown

Lockdown doesn’t mean Shutdown

Lockdown doesn't mean Shutdown! HUGE thank you to Malahide Camera Club in County Dublin, Ireland for inviting me to be a Guest Speaker to the club at their weekly meeting this past Thursday on Zoom. At times like this, more than ever, we all need to keep in touch,...