Zack Arias in London, iPhone HDR and a bit more…

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: September 13, 2010

Category: General

Hey All,
Since getting back from holiday the past week has been pretty ‘full on’ to say the least catching up so I thought I’d start this new week off with a bit of news n’ stuff:

1. Friday night was Mixer Night in London Town with Zack Arias, his wife Meghan, youngest son Hawke and Studio Manager Dan. We’d managed to book the basement lounge known as Bar 43 at the superb BBar, 43 Buckingham Palace Road, London thanks to a friend of a friend of a friend if you get my meaning. Anyway as expected it was a fantastic night with a great turnout of folks from all over. Unfortunately the BBar didn’t serve Zack’s beloved ‘Newcastle Brown Ale’ so he resorted to drinking Mexican Beer, incidentally in a South African themed bar in London Town; proof I guess that London is diverse if nothing else 🙂

2. Apple have released an update to iOS4 for the iPhone (now iOS4.1) which introduced amongst a whole heap of enhancements and tweeks a built in HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography facility.

I’ve not had much time to give it a good run but here’s a couple of comparison shots from Zack’s OneLight Workshop in London this past Saturday:

Admittedly it’s not going to set the Photography world on fire nor is it anywhere near as effective as proper HDR photography using your DSLR and Photoshop (or whatever you prefer) but it does seem to produce better photographs by boosting the midtones of the image. More to come…

3. The ‘Run for Alfie‘ event has had to be postponed for approximatley 1 month due to one of the runners sustaining an injury through training. I’l keep you posted with the progress there but also on the subject of the ‘Run for Alfie’ I did intend last week to be posting the ‘walk through’ videos of the editing for the final picture.; they’ll now be posted in the next few days so be sure to check back for those.

4. The Monthly Guest Feature on the blog is going full steam ahead with a superb list of folks lined up. This month I’m really excited about an upcoming interview I have in place…not mentioning any names but what this guy from Germany (hint, hint) does with Photoshop is mind blowing 🙂

5. Finally, just for a bit of fun check out this video … ‘A World Without Photoshop’ …

That’s all for now; have a great Monday and I’ll catch up with you in the week.
Enjoy 🙂

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12 Comments

  1. Tim Pursall

    Great post Glyn. Looking forward to the ‘Run for Alfie’ walkthroughs and the Monthly Guest Feature. This month….Pixeldreamer?

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    • Glyn

      @Tim…Thanks for dropping in and commenting; I should have the videos ready and up this week but re the Guest Blog Post…Pixeldreamer is a ‘no’…fancy another go? lol 🙂

      Reply
  2. Tim Pursall

    Glyn, thanks for replying. Recently found your blog – very informative for someone learning his trade! Not Pixeldreamer? I’ll wait and see then. Cheers.

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    • Glyn

      @Tim…It’s great to hear that the blog is coming in handy mate so thanks for that 🙂 Ok one more hint re the Guest Blog Post…initals are C.H. 🙂

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  3. Keith Hammond

    what a great mixer night that was, catching up with some old mates and meeting new “internet” friends and there was Zack and family what a great bunch…….Zack won’t remember me, but i will rembember Zack.
    just updated the phone, games don’t do it for me and the HD pics just look a little brighter but wil play with it some more and see.
    i was hoping the update would fix my email problem but no 🙁
    funny vid “a world without photoshop”
    cheers mate.

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    • Glyn

      @Keith…Absolutely mate a fantastic night and I was so pleased you guys turned up too 🙂 I have an idea I’m gonna be writing about on the blog v.soon re a group of us heading over to Photoshop World in 2011 (Vegas in September); would be amazing if you could join us. Neal is ‘in’ 🙂

      Re the iPhone yeah the HDR does need a little experimentation; not true HDR for sure but certainly an improvement which is always nice 🙂

      Take care out there and again, it really was great to see you the other night.
      Speak soon,
      Glyn

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  4. kelley

    Glyn, looking forward to seeing all this great stuff. I thought of little Alfie during my half marathon. He kept a place in my heart that day, even though it wasn’t a million zillion miles.
    Looking for to the walk throughs on that shoot.

    Best to you!

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    • Glyn

      @Kelley…Thank you so much for those words; you’ve got such a big heart!

      Best wishes to you and yours,
      Glyn

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  5. Tim Pursall

    Glyn, think I have the identity of your forthcoming guest blogger. I won’t broadcast it here though and steal your thunder! look forward to it. Cheers

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    • Glyn

      Ah thanks for that 🙂

      Reply
  6. Rick Wenner

    It was great to finally meet you and a few others in person at the mixer Glyn. Looking forward to your NYC trip. We’ll be sure to show you and Anne a great time. As for Photoshop World…you know that I’m in! VEGAS BABY!!!

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    • Glyn

      @rick…Ditto mate; great to finally catch up and chat over a few pints 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you on your own turf and also PSW in Las Vegas next September…bring it on 🙂

      Cheers

      Reply

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