Category Archives: Photography Tips

Pics that would never have seen the light of day

A silver lining of this wretched virus is that I’ve had some spare time to dive into my digital archives to strengthen my commercial Photo Library and expand my range of Limited Edition Prints (it’s also given me the chance to practice some of those advanced post-production techniques I’ve been rabbiting on about in the past few posts).

Colour grading for that “Cinematic look”

I had no idea that movies were colour-graded, and that the same applications could be applied to still photography (more evidence I’ve been sitting under a rock for the past 20 years when it comes to advanced post-production techniques)……

Playing with light (beams)

My burst of enthusiasm to improve my post-production skills continues, with time spent today learning how to apply beams of light to add drama to my images, particularly in low-light conditions.

Master post-production ….or perish

You can’t expect to be competitive as a professional travel photographer unless you’re drawing from a broad repertoire of advanced post-production techniques (ie pre-sets, dodging and burning, masking and coloring etc). Such is the curse of modern photography that you not only have to master what you shoot, and how you shoot it, but you also need to know what to do to enhance your photo once it’s captured.

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