Behance: Collaborate by Sharing your Work in Progress

Hey Folks,

Today I wanted to mention about something I’ve already written about, albeit briefly before…

Behance as it describes itself is:

“The leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work. The creative world updates their work in one place to broadcast it widely and efficiently. Companies explore the work and access talent on a global scale”

Now when I’ve written about it before it was more to do with the fact that I have my portfolio on there as well as some final images including retouching through the stages as I showed here [Link]

Now however I just wanted to draw you attention to the other side of Behance which is called Work in Progress.

Basically this is all about collaboration so what you can do here is upload versions of your images as you work through them step by step and people who use Behance can then offer opinions, advice, recommendations etc…

Now I know this can be done elsewhere on places like Facebook , in fact it’s done elsewhere even when you don’t ask for it (if you know what I mean) but the difference here is that you are revealing your Work in Progress to the Creative Community as opposed to anyone and everyone and by doing so are encouraging feedback.

My own experience here is that the feedback, comments, recommendations by and large have been incredibly helpful. Some may feel they don’t want to receive feedback and that’s fine…you can just post onto the Portfolio / Projects side of things but I’m very much of the opinion that everyone has something they can bring to the table and I’ll listen to most; might not employ it all but I’ll always consider it. It’s always interesting to hear at least from others as they see your own work with different eyes.

•One thing to note: My own Work in Progress that I share will be for my own personal projects and not for client / paid work / commissions.

You can check out my own Behance presence here [Link] where you’ll also see my current Work in Progress that I added just a few days ago; images from personal project shoots that I’m working on during down time…

Anyway something for you to consider and I hope what I say here makes sense.

Have a great Tuesday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.
Enjoy,
Glyn

ps> I’ve also found that ‘views’ are very encouraging when posting ‘Work in Progress’ so if you’re looking to get eyes on your work then this could well be something to consider.

 

September 24, 2013 - 9:03 am

Glyn - Douglas…Coincidence, cos I want you to come to the UK too :)
Let’s do it!

September 23, 2013 - 7:24 pm

Douglas Sonders - ah Glyn! ive wanted to do an Iron man series as well! I want to come to the UK and shoot some of the suit builders. we should collab!

Photoshop User Magazine – Hot 100 Tips Edition

Hey Everyone,

How’s it going?

Hope you had a good weekend, but geez did it go quick or what?!?

So, time to kick off the new week and today I’ve a magazine article to let you know about…

The latest issue of Photoshop User Magazine produced by the N.A.P.P. (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) is now available and this issue is the Hot 100 Tips Edition!

This years tips see contributions from Corey Barker, Pete Collins, RC Concepcion, Dave Cross, Yours Truly, Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski and Scott Valentine.

Photoshop User Magazine is available in stores (mainly US) but is also the magazine that goes out internationally in either hard or digital copy to members of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (N.A.P.P.)

Some of you may already know the story but when I first ever started using Photoshop, the very first time I had it on my computer I searched on Yahoo as it was at the time for Photoshop tutorials as I didn’t have a clue what to do and where to start. Anyway, long story short on the very first page of results the N.A.P.P. showed up and on blind faith I became a member and have been one ever since.

So from me a HUGE thanks to the folks at the N.A.P.P to whom I owe so many thanks too; always an honour to contribute to the magazine that I first started learning from and continue to do so to this day.

Ok folks…much to do so have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.
Enjoy,
Glyn

March 19, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Tipu Ahmed - Hi there Glyn dewis, I have seen ur broadcast and learnt lots lots and lots of artistic, perspective , Creative and so many many things which is not possible to express just a few words.To me u r the Boss who knows almost everything.Thx for u broadcast otherwise it would be very hard to learn so many things as a newbi so thx again and thx a lot

regards
Tipu Ahmed

The Editor – Retouching Tutorial Promo Video

Hey Everyone,

How’s it going?

Ok so it’s not just Friday…it’s Friday 13th so on that note I’m going to keep this brief to avoid any strange happenings:)

Thought I’d end this week’s posts by showing you a short video that has been put together as a promo for my latest Full Length Downloadable TutorialThe Editor.

I’ll be adding a new tutorial which covers a different aspect of retouching in the very near future but in the mean time you can check out my web store by clicking on this [Link].

Right that’s all from me for today so whatever you’re up to, be sure to to have a good one and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.

Enjoy,
Glyn

September 13, 2013 - 10:56 am

Mike Bartlett - If you like a good novel where you keep having to turn the page over. Glyn’s enthusiastic narrative over ‘The Editor’ tutorial, has the same effect. Once each section is completed you just have to complete the next until the tutorial is complete. Glyn’s instruction throughout the tutorial are easily followed and full of photoshop and lightroom learning experiences. A thoroughly non destructive, enjoyable and educational tutorial!
I just wish Glyn would hurry up and issue the next tutorial.

Once again Keep up the good work Glyn

The SpiderPRO Single Camera System from Spider Holster

Hey Folks,

Today I have a video for you that I’ve recorded about a photography product I’m now TOTALLY hooked on…literally!

Whilst out at Photoshop World in Las Vegas I was encouraged to check out the SpiderHolster stand on the Expo floor by my buddy Pete Collins.

Now I’ve known for some time that Pete is a BIG fan of the Spider Holster range of products but I’ve tended to avoid them until now because well, I’ll let you watch the video to find out…

Since sharing this video across social media quite a few questions have been posed so I’ve added them below:

1) How secure is your camera in it?

a) Very. You’ll see in the video it’s rock solid PLUS there’s an additional lock to hold it even more securely in place

2) Is it comfortable?

a) Absolutely! With the weight on your hips you can kiss goodbye to lower back pain, shoulder ache and the occasional sore neck from a strap digging in.

3) I prefer to have a strap of some sort so I don’t drop my camera.

a) Good point but there’s nothing stopping you using that too I guess. The Spider Holster is great for transporting the camera and kit around on your person.

4) Can you still attach your tripod mount?

a) Yep sure can. There’s two screw holes in the plate that attaches to your camera allowing you to do exactly that.

5) They don’t do a belt big enough for my waist.

a) Check out the Spider Holster site and you’ll see they have a gizmo that allows you to attach you camera to your own trouser belt.

Oh and if you haven’t watched the video, just to clarify I’m under no contract with Spider Holster, I get no commission, I’m not an affiliate or anything like that…I just think this is a really great product and for once a comfortable way to carry your camera outside of your camera bag…I love it so thanks for the recommendation Pete!

Check out the Spider Holster website here [Link]

Right that’s all from me for today so whatever you’re up to have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.

Enjoy,
Glyn

September 13, 2013 - 8:18 am

Jonathan Thompson - Sold!!! BTW, I like the Batman utility belt look…. Just need the body armour now ;-)

#14 Enhancing Eyes and Fake Beards with Photoshop

Hey Folks,

Just to let you know that Episode 14 of my Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Video Podcast Show is now ONLINE!!!

In this episode I start off showing you a fun technique for adding stubble / facial hair; a technique I learned from UK Retoucher Steve Caplin but then show how the exact same technique can be used to enhance eyes.

Hope you like it:)

As always it would be awesome if you could share the video with friends/colleagues and if you have any questions/comments then feel free to email me direct at glyn@glyndewis.com or leave a comment in the section below.

In the mean time have a FAB Wednesday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.

Enjoy,
Glyn

September 11, 2013 - 10:24 pm

Glyn - Thanks John; glad you like it :)

September 11, 2013 - 5:38 am

John Skinner - 14 ! It’s the dog’s bollocks !

Every on of these gets posted, I think ‘this is the best’… But this beard thing was over the top. You are one of the few people that use the 50% gray routine (next to Calvin) but he is ignoring English now..

Great Tut Glyn! Just love these episodes.