London with friends PLUS Quick ‘Shooting for Composites’ Tips (Video)

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: April 27, 2012

Category: General

Hi Folks,

Had a superb day up in London yesterday with Dave catching up with Scott Kelby who’s over for the very last of his Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It seminars this coming Saturday; if you’re going I’ll see you there.

Of course because of what has now become a ritual we made our way quick sharp to the Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) in Covent Garden (the melted blue cheese topping is to die for!) which was then followed by another custom…coffee at Pret 🙂

In the afternoon Dave and I did the touristy bit walking aimlessly around London, camera around the neck taking pictures, drinking coffee, taking pictures and drinking more coffee…which I guess explains the expression on my face in the picture on the right 🙂

Later in the evening we headed over to Shoreditch and to the UK leg of the Cut & Paste Designer Challenge to catch up with and support Richard Curtis (Digital Imaging Architect for Adobe Europe). Richard gave a CS6 overview to a tough crowd of designers but almost brought the roof down because of the shouts of ‘Whoop! Whoop!’ as he demo’d a superb retouch using the new Content Aware Move in Photoshop…Amazing!!!

Video: Quick Tips
I also recorded a couple of tips I recorded whilst up Town that you may find useful when you’re shooting background bits and pieces for use in any compositing you may do.

If ever I’m out and about and have my camera with me I’ll always be taking pictures of buildings, the sky, textures…all kinds of things, and storing them in folders on my computer. You never know when an image will come in handy and of course building up a library of images like this can save you a small fortune instead of having to keep turning to stock images.

Anyway, here’s a couple of tips that we recorded yesterday up in London on what was forecast to be typical UK weather; you know grey skies and rain but actually turned out to be quite the opposite…so glad I was wearing a shirt, jumper and coat 🙂

Any questions or comments then please as always feel free to make use of the comments section below but in the mean time,
Enjoy 🙂

ps> I’ve a new video camera on order so yesterday ended up borrowing one; sure the results aren’t quite what you’d call High Def’ but hey 🙂

•     •     •


You may also like…

Interviewed by Ron Clifford
Interviewed by Ron Clifford

A few weeks back I was invited onto Ron Clifford YouTube LIVE Channel to speak with him about all things photography....


  1. Brian Worley

    Ace tip about cloud sizes.

    For other folks with the “wrong type or size of clouds” you’ll need the new CS6 content aware “clouds of the right size” filter 🙂

  2. Darren House

    Great Tip on the clouds and Buildings!

    What Video Camera have you ordered?

  3. Mark Imhof

    Hwy Glyn, Great tips! I am abit ad that I can’t come to London for the LSR. Hope to catch one of your Workshops soon.

  4. Tim Pursall

    Nice one Glyn!

    Looking forward to Scotts LISIRI gig tomorrow!


  5. davet

    Its the obvious that usually gets overlooked; nice one Glyn.

    Can we have some more of these please?


  6. Glyn

    Thanks folks…If you want more of this kind of stuff then yeah I’ll put some together 🙂

  7. Russ Robinson

    Great tips! Now I just need to train myself to carry my camera around, rather than searching frantically for stock photos at the 11th hour. 😉



  1. Make your own Flipping Backgrounds using Photoshop » Glyn Dewis - [...] last week I was up in London spending time with friends [Link] and also went for a stroll to…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *