Rhino at Waterhole: New Picture PLUS Assets

Hi Folks

Hope you had a great weekend.

I ended up in Chester spending time with my buddy Jonathan Thompson (Food Photographer) and popped over to Wales to take some background pictures for a new magazine article I’m working on.

I’ll let you know more about that as soon as I have more to share but for today I wanted to show you a new addition to my animals project…


The picture is made up from a total of 7 images with the scene (apart from the Acacia Tree) consisting of photographs all taken locally to where I live, and for the retouching I’m kind of experimenting with placing different blurs to give the animals an almost 3D feel as if they’re coming out of the picture.


The rhino in this picture is actually the same one that features on the front cover of my new book; a different photograph and pose but taken during the same visit to Whipsnade Wildlife Park here in the UK.


I guess the idea here was that on the front of the book we see the Rhino with his Oxpecker friend looking like they’ve been on the move for a long time searching for water, and as the book is finally released, they find what they were after:)

Anyway, hope you like it and as always if you have any questions/comments feel free to make use of the comments section below or email me to glyn@glyndewis.com

Oh one more thing, for this weeks Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Show episode I’ll be showing you how the water was created and how the muddy river bank was added in, so be sure to look out for that this coming Wednesday.

Have a good one and I’ll catch you back here next time.


ps> Check out the Larger / High Quality version over in my 500px portfolio by CLICKING HERE

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  • January 27, 2015 - 12:56 am

    José Parcerisa V. - Hi Glyn, I have just purchased you book, I have not finished studying it yet and I can tell you this is excellent, the way it is written and you patient to explain every step is very clear.I am learning many techniques and some thing new almost in every page Congratulations my friend. Keep working.
    Your friend José

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL #69: How to Whiten Teeth FAST!!!

Hi Folks

Today I’ve a new episode (#69) of my weekly Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom show for you.

This time I have a VERY quick portrait technique for whitening teeth but whatever you do, don’t blink because it’s FAST!!!

Hope you ‘Like’ it:)

As always if you have any questions or comments then feel free to make use of the comments section below or drop me an email to glyn@glyndewis.com

In the meantime though be sure to SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW the channel and I’ll see you next time.


This TOTALLY cracked me up!!!

Having folks post and share pictures that they have my new book is so cool but this picture I received tonight from Doug Armstrong has totally cracked me up! I can’t stop laughing!!!

Hi Glyn, not sure if you got it on Google+ but here is some fun.
Can’t put it down

Brilliant! Just Brilliant! Thanks Doug:)

Folks if you get a chance please do head on over to Doug’s 500px page and give it a ‘Like’ … it so deserves it!

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UPDATE: The Photoshop Workbook Q&A

Since my new book ‘The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks and Techniques‘ was published and released on the 1st January 2015, I couldn’t have wished for a better response.

Hearing and seeing responses from people who have the book and are really enjoying and learning a lot from the content, certainly makes the months of writing all worthwhile, that’s for sure.

So today, I thought I’d answer a few of the common questions I’ve received and that have cropped up…


1. Where can I buy the book?

The book is available world wide and in all major books stores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and so on. I’ve heard from people that have purchased the stores I’ve never even heard of PLUS there’s also the publishers’ sites (Peachpit / Pearson)

2. Is the book available for Kindle?

Sure is. It’s available as an ebook for Kindle, Kobo and I’m sure other versions I’ve not heard of too:)

3. Why does amazon.co.uk say the book isn’t published until 31st January when it’s already been published?

Good question. I did ask the publishers about this and it appears that it’s all down to a stock issue at amazon.co.uk. More stock has arrived and the date will be updated soon along with the delivery dates that people have been getting.

Some UK folks have actually ordered direct from the publishers (Peachpit.com in the USA) and have received their copy in just 3 days.

4. Is there a download available where readers can get hold of the asset files for each of the techniques and projects in the book and so follow along step by step?

Sure thing. Originally there were only asset files available for the 6 projects but now ALL the chapter asset files are available. To get them all you need to do is to go to peachpit.c0m, create an account and then register your copy of the book using the ISBN number. You’ll then see a link to download the files.

At the time of writing this there are just a few that also need to be added and this will be done over the next couple of days. HOWEVER if anybody wants them straight away, they can email me to glyn@glyndewis.com and I’ll personally send a link to download them so as to save waiting for Peachpit’s server’s to sync.

5. How can I get a signed copy?

Over the coming weeks and months I’ll be at a number of conferences, camera club talks, workshops so I’d be honoured to sign copies there. Alternatively some folks have ordered a copy then posted it to me with a S.A.E to sign and return. 

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Hope that helps with any of the questions you may have but if not then as always, feel free to email me to glyn@glyndewis.com

Have a great start to the week and I’ll catch you back here next time.

Shooting Fake Album Art with Friends

Getting out and shooting just for the fun of it, to experiment and try out ideas, and best of all doing it all with friends is THE best way learn and discover new techniques, new looks and so it goes on…

Last weekend I did exactly that with friends of mine Lee Gorecki, JJ Jones and new friend Gaetano Giglio


Although we were just out shooting and experimenting, we still went out there with a theme. So, this time we took photographs with the idea that we were shooting album cover art for a ‘fake’ singer which in this case was Gaetano, who had brought along a mix of different clothing.

Below shows a one light set up using an Elinchrom RX600 and a Elinchrom 44cm Maxi Lite Reflector. Definitely one of my favourite light modifiers (when shooting outdoors) and which is great for mimicking the sun.

So for this shot, Lee positioned himself in front of Gaetano with the Maxi Lite pointing directly at his chest and exposed 2 stops over; the result of which you can see a little further down…


Resulting image from set up above:


Another of the shots wanted to be


The resulting image from the set up above:


I guess we were out shooting for a couple of hours or so before the cold took hold, the fog got thicker and Gaetano’s feet turned blue so we then called it a day and headed off for a bite to eat. Whilst packing up I grabbed a few quick portraits of the guys using one light and the Elinchrom 44cm Square Reflector and Grid; this one below is of JJ using my Invisible Black Background technique.


As always, if you have any questions, feel free to make use of the comments section below or email me at glyn@glyndewis.com

Have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.


  • January 8, 2015 - 7:26 am

    Brian Worley - These portraits are really cool, looks like you and the guys had a great few hours of fun.

    The last picture of JJ with the invisible black background shows how well the invisible black background technique works and makes me want to see how the 44cm beauty dish I have compares to the square one you are using.

  • January 8, 2015 - 7:59 am

    DaveT - Great post Glyn, good to see these behind the scenes posts again; they are so useful.

    Hope to see more of them in the future.

  • January 10, 2015 - 4:05 pm

    Kyle Russell - I really enjoy seeing the lighting set ups. As a beginner it’s so insightful to me. Out of curiosity I’ve a Godox battery pack coming to me in the post. Are you happy with yours? Thanks

  • January 13, 2015 - 9:42 pm

    Mark Wood - Hiya mate excellent as ever. If you could do a Post Process post on the portraits that would be just ace. Thanks again for all your work on here its appreciated.