I love the software that is available to photographers in these digital times - and I'm quite happy to make use of it. Indeed, I make use of plenty of software programs including Lightroom 6, Photoshop Elements 14, Affinity Photo, The Nik Collection (largely because it's free) and Topaz Studio with various 'pro' adjustments which … Continue reading Getting the Effect In-camera
Am I alone in trying to find the anthropomorphic character in a flower or plant? There is no doubt that plants are living things and that each flower is unique just as every person is unique, but sometimes there's something in a single bloom that bears more than a passing resemblance to a person. A … Continue reading Little People
If you have been following my blog then you may remember that I took a trip to Sheffield Botanical Gardens a few weeks back and found this huge and very beautiful flower bud in the glasshouse. Someone kindly identified it for me as a King Protea and I remarked that I would have to go … Continue reading What a Stunner!
Looking at the Creative, ICM technique.
I must stop reading things. It only leads to bouts of curiosity! This week's read was all about ICM - Intentional Camera Movement, Not that I haven't come across this genre of photography before but I perhaps haven't paid much attention until now. Having read a couple of little articles on it, I took off … Continue reading And then I Read Another Thing
After a few days away from my computer to take a trip to Belgium, I was happy to get home, buy some flowers and get back with it. Once again, I have purchased an orchid. I managed to kill the last one - and the one before - and probably several of them over the … Continue reading Another Session with Textures
I should really limit my internet time. Trouble is, I find something interesting and then I find something related that also looks interesting - which leads to something else and before I know it, it's the wee small hours. Anyhow, this time, I read this thing about how to make twirly patterns out of your … Continue reading So, I read this thing . . .
No - Im not talking about violins here. If you had ever heard me try to play one, you'd realise that will always be a no! I am talking about editing - 'creative' editing to be precise. I think we now acknowledge that if you shoot in raw, you need to do some kind of … Continue reading To Fiddle – or not to Fiddle?