Scotland…You’re AWESOME!!!

Hey Everyone

Hope you had a good weekend.

Yesterday I drove to Bath with my Buddy Dave Clayton to finalise the route and a few other odds n’ sods for this coming Saturday’s Worldwide Photo Walk. On that note if you’re one of the group joining me, keep an eye on the official page [Link] over the coming days with more details.

Today though I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the wonderful people of Scotland that I met when I was in Ayr last Thursday evening to give a seminar to the Ayr Photographic Society and folks from all over the West of Scotland.

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The evening event was all organised by two gents I’m honoured to have met and able to call friends: Edmund Telford and Graham Taylor.

I was originally contacted a few months back by Graham to see if I would fly up to Scotland and do a seminar and after lots of phone calls and emails the event was full steam ahead.

The friendship, warm, and hospitality was quite overwhelming but in true Scottish form. I had such a blast and we sure had a great turnout for the evening and it was so clear seeing how much work, time and effort had gone into getting the event all set up and for it to run so smoothly on the night.

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It was wonderful to see and meet so many people at the seminar and also afterwards at the social. Honestly…since returning home I’ve thought about you all so much and can’t wait to see you again.

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I was completely bowled over by the gifts: one being a drawing by attendee Ruairidh and the other a traditional Scottish Cup of Friendship called a Quaich from the Photographic Society with the words “Haste Ye Back” inscribed.

There’s so much I could write but I think you all know how I feel; Scotland holds a very special place in my heart.

I can’t thank everyone enough for making it such a special time and I’ll be sure to raise a glass of the good stuff to you!
Glyn

Interviewed by The Retouching Academy

Hey Everyone,

A few weeks back I was interviewed by Philip Sydow from the fantastic Retouching Academy and the interview is now ONLINE!

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Philip did such a great job posing lots of questions that really made me think and covered lots of topics that I’ve never been asked about before, so a HUGE thanks to him for that and for inviting me to take part in this interview series.

You can check the interview out at this LINK

Whilst you’re there be sure to add the Retouching Academy blog to your RSS and check it out on a regular basis; the site is literally packed with retouching related goodness:)

Have a good one and I’ll catch you next time,
Glyn

Scott Kelby and KelbyOne are coming to London!!!

Hey Everyone

How’s it going?

Ok so just a quick post today as I’m currently sat in a coffee house in Droitwich, UK before I give a seminar this evening.

Before I dive off I wanted to let you know that it’s a touch under 2 weeks before Scott Kelby brings his Shoot Like a Pro Tour to London!

This sell out one day seminar of Scott’s has been touring the USA for the past few months so to finally get him to bring it over to the UK is something not to miss!

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When: Friday 10th October 2014
Where: Conference Centre Westminster, London
Tickets: Only £99 at http://kelbyone.com/live/uk/
Earlybird Discount: Use the code Live10″ you save £10

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Over the past few weeks since getting back from Photoshop World, Las Vegas I’ve been speaking to numerous camera clubs across the UK and at each one I’ve had people ask me about Scott’s London Seminar.

So I’ll say now what I’ve said to each and every one of those folks and that is definitely to grab a ticket and go!

We’ve wanted Scott to come back over to the UK for quite some time now and thanks to a lot of work behind the scenes on your behalf by my buddy Dave Clayton and the team at KelbyOne, Scott will be here for a flying visit on Friday 10th October.

There’s lots of reasons I could give as to why I think you should be there but I’m not going to try and convince you. All I know is that there is a reason this tour is consistently selling out across the USA and I for one owe so much to Scott and his teachings because honestly…I doubt I’d be doing what I do without it!

Hope to see you there,
Glyn

 

  • September 29, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    Steve Healy - Hi Glyn,
    Will you be there in London?
    Cheers,
    Steve

  • September 30, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    Glyn - Steve…Sure thing mate :)

Photoshop: Selections, Selections and more Selections

Hi Everyone

How’s it going?

Last night I was out giving an evening seminar at the Oxford Photographic Society; a great bunch of people who made me feel so incredibly welcome.

The evening was split into two parts with the first being a talk on Personal Projects and the second covering lots of quick Photoshop techniques for retouching, special effects etc…

It was great to get lots of questions at the end too and some in particular were around the subject of making selections and cut outs.

So, for today’s post I thought I’d share some of the videos I’ve recorded over on my YouTube Channel that focus on making selections with a variety of techniques and challenges.

Enjoy,
Glyn

  • September 25, 2014 - 7:24 am

    Sharon Huntley - Really enjoy your videos – perhaps it’s the charming accent, definitely the creativity, but the relaxed atmosphere (and that accent) don’t hurt.

    I had subscribed in iTunes but they stopped updating you in March. Wishing there was more of you, I did a little searching which brought me to your channel in YouTube. iTunes has it’s issues, I know, but I like having all my podcasts in one place. So just curious to know if iTunes will be brought up to date, or must I contend with the mess that is You Tube?

    Happy belated birthday …….

Photoshop 3D Lighting for Photographers AND HDR Tip

Hi Folks

Hope you had a great weekend.

The past few days I’ve been a little quieter than normal on social media as I’ve been buried into the writing.

Deadlines are getting closer and I’m just finishing up the last couple of chapters and having seen the interior design of the book last week I can’t help feeling incredibly excited.

I’ll keep you updated as everything progresses but for today I wanted to share a video with you which is  a recent episode of Photoshop User TV with Corey Barker and RC Concepcion.

In this episode Corey goes through a great way to add 3D lighting into a 2D scene which is something I’m particularly interested in and RC goes through a workflow for organising and processing 32 bit HDR images.

A great episode and definitely worth a watch and a subscribe!

Enjoy and I’ll catch you back here next time.
Glyn:)