Wishing you all a Happy New Year!!!

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  • January 1, 2011 - 8:22 pm

    Paul Pride - Thanks Glyn! I hope your success continues in 2011. I’d like to say a massive thanks to all your hints, tips and general helpfulness you have given all us readers. I have learned so much from you and hope that in 2011 I can begin to emulate some of the success you have had.
    Keep up the great work!

  • January 1, 2011 - 8:23 pm

    Paul Pride - Oh and I am liking the new portrait!

  • January 1, 2011 - 9:26 pm

    Noel Hannan - And a very happy new year to you and Anne and the cats, may this year be as good to you as the last!

    We mus shoot more together!

    All the best,

  • January 2, 2011 - 10:23 am

    Glyn - @Paul…Cheers for that mate and all the very best to you in 2011 too :) Great to ‘hear’ that the blog has proved useful over the past few months so hopefully with what’s in store it will continue to be a regular visit.

    All the very best to you and thanks too for your support during 2010,

  • January 2, 2011 - 10:24 am

    Glyn - @Noel…Happy New Year to you too mate; let’s make sure 2011 is even better than 2010 huh :)

    See you soon,

Saying Goodbye to 2010: A Review

2010 has been an amazing year…

I’ve made some incredible friends, worked with some amazing clients and achieved every goal I set out to during the 12 months. There really are too many people to thank for all the support and friendship during the past year and to be honest ‘Thank You’ just doesn’t seem enough, but I guess you know how I feel.

Things have definitely moved forward and it’s taken alot of work and alot of late nights but it’s been so worth it. I know that there is so much more to do but despite the hours and the effort this really isn’t work…it’s what I love to do; working with amazing people, making photos and sharing what I can with this community.

I’m incredibly excited about what 2011 has in store; new clients, workshops, developing this blog and alot more planned which you can guarantee I’ll tell you more about when the time is right.

But for now, it’s a BIG thank you from me to you for taking the time to drop by and read this blog, for commenting and for your support…I really do appreciate it. I’ve alot more coming during the next 12 months and it’ll be great having you along for the ride!!!

I’ll see you next year:)

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  • December 30, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Mike Patterson - Great round up of the year Glyn, nice one!!

    Always watching to see what else you get up to as always interesting reading for sure

    Happy New year to you & Anne

  • December 30, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Claudio von grubens - Hey mate!

    thx for your inspiration this year! if I’m allowed to choose a fav i would take the judo girl – these shots are simple, pure and far beyond HD.

    I’m really lookin forward to 2011 and your ideas and keep on mixing old world and new world style!

    all the best to you and yours for 2011 and a happy new year!

    cheers from vienna

  • December 30, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    neal - Great review mate, here is to 2011, what will it bring I wonder? :-)

  • December 30, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    Glyn - @Mike…Thanks for that mate and thanks too for the support during the year.

    Happy New Year to you and yours; here’s to a top notch 12 months ahead :)

  • December 30, 2010 - 12:43 pm

    Glyn - @Claudio…Thank you mate for checking out this blog and taking the time to comment; like I said I really do appreciate it.

    Wishing you much success in 2011,
    All the very best to you,
    Glyn :)

  • December 30, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    Glyn - @Neal…Thanks mate; really looking forward to the next 12 months :)

  • December 30, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Thamer - Its been an amazing year for sure.Thank you entertaining us all this year with your wonderful work.
    Happy new year to you and to your family!

  • December 30, 2010 - 2:37 pm

    Rick Wenner - Congratulations on a great year in 2010. As I said over at my blog, it was great to finally get a chance to hang out with you in London. Looking forward to what 2011 brings to us both. Happy New Year!


  • December 30, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    DaveT - Hi Glyn,

    Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and skills with us during the yea; it is very much appreciated. And it’s good to hear that the hard work has lead to continued success for you – long may it continue :-)

    All the very best for the year ahead.


  • December 30, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Shivakumar - Glyn,

    You have been absolute source of inspiration for me this year. I bumped into you earlier this year and have to admit am just spell bound and become a huge fan of your work and your dedication to work and most importantly your willingness to share your knowledge with the fellow people which very less people dare to do have made me cling on to your work !

    I had no other good option but to mark you as a source of inspiration and knowledge base for what ever i have learnt through glyndewisblog.com this year :) (My ramblings about best of 2010 > http://goo.gl/4ImfG)

    I liked the way you have showed your journey in 2010 through the presentation above and really liked it a lot.

    Wish you and your family a very very happy and a prosperous 2011 and have a fantastic time shooting and enjoying your work.


  • December 30, 2010 - 5:13 pm

    Glyn - @Thamer…Thank you and you’re so welcome; it means alot that you return to the blog and comment as you do.

    Here’s to a great 2011,
    All the best to you,

  • December 30, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    Glyn - @Rick…Cheers Buddy and yeah I’m totally with you on that; 2011 here we come :)

    Happy New Year to you!
    Glyn & Anne

  • December 30, 2010 - 5:16 pm

    Glyn - @DaveT…Thank you mate but it’s also a thank you from me for your support and continuing to return to the blog; I really do appreciate it.

    All the very best for the coming months,
    Happy New Year to you,

  • December 30, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    Glyn - @Shiv…That is so good of you to say…thank you!

    It’s great to hear that you get something out of the blog and continue to return as you do. Alot is planned for the coming months which I’ll be blogging about; new tutorials, workshops, trying out new kit and so on so hopefully that’ll prove useful too.

    All the very best to you and yours, and here’s to a wonderful 2011 for us all.
    Best wishes,

    ps> Loved your write up on your blog!!!

  • December 30, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Tim Pursall - Hi Glyn

    Great review! It was great to meet you at Scott Kelbys seminar in October. I would have loved to have picked your brains a lot more!

    Your blog has inspired me to launch my own. Early days yet and I can only aspire to what you do but I am enjoying the experience.

    All the best for 2011. I will be stalking you daily!


  • December 31, 2010 - 7:00 am

    DaveT - Glyn,

    Forgot to ask – what program did you use to create this video?


  • December 31, 2010 - 11:04 pm

    David Kelly - Glyn, when I saw the photo you took of Danny’s dog in the video I was reminded that it was that posting which I read when I first visited your blog. Seems like ages ago.
    Glad to hear 2010 has been a good to you. I just know 2011 is going to be a even better year for you, Anne & the ‘boys’ with the planned move to Devon.
    Looking forward to meeting more in the New Year (and hopefully at the inaugural launch of the workshop ;-))

  • January 1, 2011 - 9:32 am

    Ian Baker - Hi Glyn just wanted to say that your work is truly amazing strange to think that just a year ago we were chatting about Chanel I’m still impressed by the pictures of her & how much fun we all had together in the studio which I think was shown through the video I agree with the guys on here you are an inspiration to all
    keep up the good work can’t wait to hook up for the next shoot happy new year to you & mrs D speak soon buddy:-)

  • January 2, 2011 - 10:18 am

    Glyn - @Tim…Cheers for that :) When you’re able send me over your blog details and I’ll add it into my Google Reader mate; would be great to see what you’re up to.

    All the very best for you in 2011; let’s make it a year to remember huh :)

  • January 2, 2011 - 10:19 am

    Glyn - @DaveT…Video was all done in the new version of iMovie mate with iLife ’11. So much in there now I’m finding Final Cut has been made redundant.

  • January 2, 2011 - 10:20 am

    Glyn - @David Kelly…Yeah I know what you mean mate, that does seem like such a long while ago. Thanks for the new year wishes…the same goes to you mate; have a great one and I look forward to catching up alot more.

    Take care and speak soon,

  • January 2, 2011 - 10:21 am

    Glyn - @Ian…Thanks so much for the kind words mate. It was great working with you and Chanel during 2010 and I really do look forward to the next shoot when we work on the ‘green screening’.
    All the very best to you both for 2011,
    See you soon,

  • January 2, 2011 - 10:56 am

    Tim Pursall - If you haven’t found me Glyn the blog is at http://www.tpimages.co.uk (and for anyone else that might want to check it out!).

    Look out for some Dorset images later in the month. Weekend away for my wifes birthday at Spiller Farm soon. I hear you recommend it!


  • January 4, 2011 - 6:05 am

    Glyn - @Tim…Cheers for the link mate; some great stuff on there mate!
    The Dorset images sounds superb; I’ll definitely be looking out for them, oh and Spillers Farm (Keith & Bridget) is wonderful; two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet and the breakfast is well…you wait :) Deeelish!!!

  • January 4, 2011 - 7:27 am

    DaveT - Thanks Glyn,

    I am still finding my way around the Imac, looks like I have a host of things to discover with Ilife 11 :-)

  • January 4, 2011 - 10:02 am

    Glyn - @DaveT…The iLife suite really is a gem; offers alot of higher end editing facilities now without the cost.

    Anything I can help with just shout.

How to Personalise your iPad

With Christmas Day now behind us and the start of a New Year just a few short days away, I thought I’d take a break from having a break and post this short tutorial to show how you can personalise your iPad…

Personalising your iPad so that you can have your own individual graphic as the Home Screen background is incredibly easy to do and takes just a couple of minutes using Photoshop…

Creating your own background
The screen on the iPad measures 1024px x 768px so you wouldn’t be wrong to think that all you need to do is create a document with those exact dimensions. However, as we know the iPad screen is able to rotate so to allow for this all we need to do is to create a new document in Photoshop measuring 1024px x 1024px as shown below (note that the Resolution is 132 ppi):

In my case once I had the right sized blank document open I then placed onto it my own graphic which just happens to be the exact same background and logo that appears across my website, this blog and all other branded material:

The only important thing to remember here if you’re placing a logo into this background is that it needs to be placed centrally so that it displays correctly in both Portrait and Landscape orientation:

Setting your new graphic as the Home Screen couldn’t be easier. Once you’ve saved this document/graphic and then synced your iPad so that it appears in your Photo Albums, all you need to do is to go to SETTINGS…BRIGHTNESS & WALLPAPER

As an added extra I also made up a graphic for the ‘Lock Screen’ which was identical all except for the text identifying who the iPad belongs to and some contact information:

There are some Apps you can get such as SecureLock that  allow you to simply select an image from your Photo Albums and then add in the text. Now this App does a great job and very quickly however there were a few things I didn’t like about it which is why I’ve gone about doing this myself in Photoshop. With SecureLock I found if I used an image from within my Photo Albums it would come up too big on the screen so quite a large portion of it would be missing and also the text fitted perfectly in ‘Portrait’ orientation, but not all of it showed up if the iPad was held in ‘Landscape’ orientation.

Right, that’s all for now so I’m going to make a move and set at reducing the Turkey Mountain that still remains,

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  • December 27, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    Mike Patterson - Fav’d this for I eventually get mine ;-)

  • December 27, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    Glyn - Mike, hands down this is the best piece of kit I’ve bought, sorry I mean ‘invested in’ for quite a while. You’ll love it when you get it; showing photos to perspective clients etc is a dream! :)

  • December 27, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    Rajesh J Taylor - Very neat and bespoke Glyn!

  • December 27, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    Glyn - Thanks mate :)

  • December 27, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    Steve Fell - Excellent as usual Glyn. What app do you use on the iPad to present your photos?

  • December 27, 2010 - 7:20 pm

    Paul Pratt - Great stuff Glyn.

    Just as an FYI, in case you weren’t aware….you can add a fifth app to the dock on the iPad. I see you just have the four, that’s where Twitter lives on mine.



  • December 27, 2010 - 8:08 pm

    Lee Ramsden - What a simple but very effective idea!
    im personally waiting for the iPad 2 which should be with us in the near future, :0)
    but will certainly do this.

    Really like the lock screen idea, will be doing a similar for my iPhone.
    Cheers Glyn

  • December 27, 2010 - 9:19 pm

    A.J. Wood - Glyn –

    Am I to understand you have your hands on a fine tablet my friend? Santa was good this year eh? You’ll want to setup Dropbox & PlainText straight away. Also, get Flipboard–it will change the way you read online content.

    Hope all is groovy my friend.

    - A.J.

  • December 27, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    Glyn - @Steve…Thanks mate. At the moment for showing photos I’m using the built in Photos App which is fine but limiting. I’ve been recommended ‘Portfolio’ for iPad which I’m going to download next and give a whirl.


  • December 27, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    Glyn - @Paul…Thanks for that mate; just got to decide which App to put in there now…lol :)

    Hope all is well with you and yours,

  • December 27, 2010 - 10:36 pm

    Glyn - @Lee…Yeah my intention was to wait until the 2nd Gen but the force was strong and I could resist no longer :)

    Re the iPhone, I tried it on mine and the dimensions work a treat.
    Thanks for dropping by,
    All the best to you,

  • December 27, 2010 - 10:39 pm

    Glyn - @A.J. … Truth be told mate I treated myself before Christmas; I was doing so well resisting but it finally got the better of me :)
    Must admit though, now I’ve got it I can’t believe I managed to hold off as long as I did; absolutely love it!

    Cheers for the App recommendations too.
    Yeah all good here. I trust you had a great Christmas with the family.

    Rest assured Anne and myself will be raising a glass to you on the 31st as we see in the New Year.
    All the very best to you my friend,
    Glyn & Anne

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:36 pm

    iPad Personalisierungsvorlage - [...] Ergänzung zu dem guten Blog Artikel von Glyn Dewis “How to Personalise your iPad” habe ich mal eine PSD mit Hilfslinien erzeugt. Dort könnt ihr direkt mit der Bearbeitung [...]

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

  • December 23, 2010 - 8:11 pm

    Dave Clayton - Happy Christmas to you and yours mate, it’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know you this year, here’s to a superb 2011 including a top day at Wembley for TT ;0)

  • December 23, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    Glyn - @Dave…The same to you mate. 2010 has been an amazing year for a whole host of reason both business and personal. I’ve made some incredible friends this year that I really do look forward to spending more time with and getting to know better over the coming year and beyond and I wholeheartedly include you amongst them mate!

    You’re a good man!
    Best wishes to you and the family,
    Glyn & Anne (Morris & Posey) :)

    ps> TT is gonna be amazing; must sort the ticket £££ out!!!

  • December 23, 2010 - 10:01 pm

    David Kelly - Happy Christmas to you, Anne, Morris & Posey.

    Glad to hear it’s been a good year for you. If the output on this blog is any kind of indicator of your year, it’s clearly been a measurable success IMHO. I only started visiting here sometime in February and I can see how much your enterprise has expanded and gained momentum since then. I genuinely wish you continued success in your venture in 2011 and the coming years. You’ve certainly helped me learn a few tricks so I’ve got to thank you for your time & efforts in sharing all this info – much appreciated.

    Looking forward to more insights on your blog in the New Year (as well as the next curry :-))


  • December 23, 2010 - 10:28 pm

    Keith Hammond - Dear Anne, Glyn it was so good to meet you both and get to know you a this year and i gotta say you are both really lovely people. I hope we can spend some more time with you next year before your move.
    I know the move is going to be the dream come true and it couldn’t happen to two nicer people.
    I’m raising my glass to you both and wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a brilliant New Year.
    Sending you our Love
    Keith, Lyn, Nicola & Daniel

  • December 24, 2010 - 12:32 am

    Tim Skipper - Glyn,

    Merry Christmas

  • December 24, 2010 - 2:20 pm

    Rick Wenner - Just wanted to stop by to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas. It’s been great getting to know you this year and getting a chance to meet in London. Looking forward to doing it again in 2011! All the best to the Dewis family!


  • December 26, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Glyn - @David Kelly…Thank you so much for the kind words David. It’s certainly been a successful year on many parts with certain goals being achieved. Still plenty of work to do but yeah this is a good stepping stone for sure :)

    Thank you for looking in back in February…I really do appreciate it and from it I really do appreciate our friendship; benefits I never saw coming I have to admit.
    Here’s to the future and I’ll be raising a glass to you on the 31st/1st.


  • December 26, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Glyn - @Keith…There have been many goals achieved during 2010 and much progress has been made but if I’m completely honest, one of the biggest positives to come out of the year has to be the new friends that Anne and I have made. It’s been great getting to know you these past few months and I know I speak for both of us when I say that I look forward to getting to know you all better and of course…you’ll have to come to Dorset for a visit :)

    Raising a glass to you & yours my friend,
    Glyn & Anne

  • December 26, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    Glyn - @Tim…Same to you my friend; have a great one :)

  • December 26, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    Glyn - @Rick…Thanks fot that mate…you beat me to it :) Merry Christmas to you and Michelle. It’s been a fantastic year all round not least for finally getting to meet up with some great friends in yourselves. Really looking forward to 2011 when we’ll be on your turf.

    All the very best to you and yours,

Photo Shoot: Karate Kid

Well with just 2 more sleeps before the Big Day and I take a few days break I thought I’d post up a couple of photos from a recent photo shoot with a real life ‘Karate Kid’. Well, when I say kid she’s actually 19 years of age so I hope…I mean really hope she doesn’t take offence, what with her being a Black Belt and all that:)

In a few days, once all the overindulging has passed I’ll be posting up a walk through of the photo shoot covering the lighting set ups and a couple of the editing techniques too …

There are more ‘keepers’ from the photo shoot that I’m yet to finish working on so I’ll be sure to post some of them up along with a brief background about the subject of the shoot Kheira Degaichia; a 19 year old Black Belt, Instructor and English Champion from West London.

In the mean time if you have any questions / comments then feel free to make use of the comments section below and if there’s any specific to the lighting techniques , and / or editing I’ll make sure I also cover them in the follow on post.

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  • December 23, 2010 - 10:12 am

    Claudio von grubens - Hey glyn,

    I didn’t expect them to be like they are but they are different from the previous. They are clean and more focused on the person while the other had been more on the mood and tradition(in my opinion)! It is like telling a story from the senior of the ancient days to the modern art and style! really astonishing!

    have a nice holiday!

  • December 23, 2010 - 11:28 am

    DaveT - Nice images Glyn. I look forward to seeing the follow up posts.

    Have a great festive season, and take some personal time to recharge :-)


  • December 23, 2010 - 1:18 pm

    Tim Pursall - Hi Glyn

    Thanks for some great inspiration this year for a rookie who just wants to learn!

    Have a great Christmas. Look forward to stalking your blog in 2011!


  • December 23, 2010 - 1:46 pm

    Tim Skipper - Glyn

    Just in case she gets mad about the “kid” reference, start practicing your crane kick

  • December 23, 2010 - 8:18 pm

    Glyn - @Claudio…Thanks so much for the kind words Claudio; very kind of you…glad you like them.

    Happy Christmas to you and yours,
    Glyn :)

  • December 23, 2010 - 8:19 pm

    Glyn - @DaveT…Thanks mate; I’ll have the walk through out in a few days, or should I say after the ‘overindulging’ has ceased :)

    Glyn :)

  • December 23, 2010 - 8:20 pm

    Glyn - @Tim…Thank you mate for the support and the comments; I really do appreciate every one!

    Have a great Christmas,
    Glyn :)

  • December 23, 2010 - 8:20 pm

    Glyn - @Tim…Crane Kick??? Now that sounds painful :)