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





A Lovely Shot From My Buddy…

28 10 2010

Photo By Gavin Marchio

A couple of weeks back I organised a fun shoot down on Long Reef rocks at sunset.  There were six of us Photographers that were shooting the lovely Kate McCracken (in her wedding dress no less).  and we had a ball.

I just saw one of the shots that Gavin Marchio processed which I think is a real cracker. (I think it’s going to be better than my shots that night). Gavin’s not too shabby a photographer (when he’s allowed out to play).  He came up with a really different composition by including our lights in shot.   If you are interested you can check out more of Gavin’s work on Flickr. The other thing that makes Gavin interesting as photo buddy is that he is a salesmen’s dream… If a photo company puts out a new product and Gavin doesn’t own it…. he’ll buy it.  He is physically incapable of walking into a photogaphic shop and not coming out with a purchase  😉  This makes him a good person to go shooting with, cause he has all the gear you could possibly need…  😉