Presentation At St George on 2nd December

24 11 2010

If anybody is in the area of bored out of their brain next Thursday night,  I’m delivering a presentation at St. George Camera Club @ 8PM.  I’ve been working on what I hope will be a cracker of a presentation.   In a nutshell I’m going to demo more than 20 of my best tips and tricks.  I’m grouping them into basic intermediate and advanced stuff, and I’m going to cycle through them demoing a basic tip, then an intermediate trip, then an advanced tip… then back to the beginning again.  I’m going to be going hard for a about 2 hours (or until I go through all of the topics.).

I’ve been racking my brain to try and get all of my very best little tips and tricks organised into one killer presentation.

I’m calling the presentation “Brain Squeeze”!

So, if you are in the neighborhood, drop in to St. George Leagues Club and say hi. I’m sure they will welcome visitors.

Brent

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Sick with a mancold – Another Tutorial

17 11 2010

OK, I’m home sick today with a man cold.  I still don’t know why women don’t fully understand the seriousness of man colds!!! I’m not getting any sympathy.  Anyway, with some spare time on my hands I thought I’d do another tutorial.  I processed the above image yesterday.  The reason that I am doing a tutorial on it is because I had to use a number of methods to get the detail and drama into the water.  You can see from the original file (bottom) there wasn’t much detail in the highlights,  I had to coax the detail out in post processing.

I hope you enjoy it.

Brent





Photoshop Tutorial – Post Processing Jackel

14 11 2010

The image above shows you the before (bottom) and after (top) of my shot with Jackel.  I thought I would go ahead and publish a tutorial showing you the various steps that I went through to transform the image.  I make this point in the video, but it’s worth emphasising.  I’m finding that my Photoshop techniques are changing.  I’m adding more layers, but being more subtle about the effect of each layer…. so I’m making more smaller steps rather than fewer big adjustments.  I think it definitely pays dividends in terms of the subtelty of the finished image.  I hope you find this tutorial useful.

Brent

 





Photoshop Tutorial – Finishing Images with black frames

19 09 2010

Today I ran a seascape workshop, and I promised the participants that I would upload a screencapture of how I finish my images with the black frames.  So here is a nice simple tutorial on the my workflow for creating finished web images with black frames and titles.

I hope you enjoy this.

Brent





Photoshop Tutorial – Graffiti Artist

31 08 2010

Last weekend I had a ball with Kajo and Chris Belyea shooting this image in the old Dunlop Factory.  The model is Sarah Jane Kelly who is a lovely young girl to work with.  I was evaluating a set of Elinchrom Ranger Quadras for the weekend, so I went out with the goal of shooting a stylised portrait of the model as a graffiti artist.

I was very happy with the way the shot turned out.  I applied quite a bit of stylised post processing.  If you are interested in how I processed it, check out the tutorial below.

Enjoy

Brent





Photoshop Tutorial – Post Processing Forsaken B&W

16 08 2010

I had a couple of people drop me notes asking for a Photoshop tutorial on how I post-processed the Forsaken image of Rev.  Here it is.  I hope you enjoy it and learn a useful trick or two.





Seascape Workshop At Turimetta

10 08 2010

Hey  folks

I’ve announced the next dates for my 2-day intensive seascape workshop which is being held at Turimetta beach, it’s on Sat 18th September and Sunday 19th September 2010.   For those that haven’t shot Turimetta in September, this is often the month when you get the crazy luminescent green weed on the rocks which makes for some wicked shots.

There are still a few places left for this workshop, so let me know if you want to really give your seascape photography a boost.

BP