Friday News: Instagram, YouTube and Workshops

Hey Folks,

How’s it going?

Ok so before we head into the weekend I’ve just a few things to mention; first off…

Instagram
I created an account on Instagram quite a while back now but did hardly anything with it and as a consequence it’s laid dormant.

However I’ve noticed the mention of Instagram more and more recently so have decided to get back onboard and give it a whirl.

I’m going to be using it to post random daily photos, mostly outside of other social media that I use such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and I guess in a way treat it as an online Picture Diary.

So hey if you’re on Instagram be sure to let me know your username and hook up; you’ll find me under “Glyn Dewis” … not surprisingly:)

SOLD OUT – Halifax Dynamic Duo ‘Knock Out’ Workshop
Tomorrow I’ll be in Halifax for my 2 Day Dynamic Duo Knock Out Workshop and I seriously cannot wait!

Day 1 sees us in the Halifax Boxing Gym for the photography day shooting Mixed Martials Arts (M.M.A.) themed images, Physiques, Dramatic Portraits and a surprise last minute addition.

If you’re on social media we’ll be keeping you posted with all the happenings and next week I’ll have images, walk throughs and videos to share with you too.

Really excited that the workshop is SOLD OUT so keep an eye on the site for new dates Coming Soon!

YouTube Channel
And finally if you didn’t know already I have a YouTube Channel where at last count I’ve uploaded and shared some 141 videos.

Videos that I post are mix of Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Tips, Tricks and Techniques, a Weekly Show that goes out each and every Wednesday, Behind the Scenes, Reviews and more…

I’m putting a lot of focus on this Channel adding more and more FREE content each and every week and it would be great if you’d be able to share it with folks you know and also let me know if there’s anything in particualt you’d like to see covered.

Talking of my weekly show we’re currently up to Episode #15 and am looking to also adding them all up to iTunes to make them available as a Podcast; something more and more people have asked about so I’ll keep you posted when that happens.

If you missed it, here’s the latest episode:

Also by Subscribing to the Channel you’ll be able to see at a quick glance when you go to YouTube as and when a new video has been uploaded instead of searching around; quick and easy:)

Right that’s all from me so have a great weekend whatever you’re up to and I’ll see you back here in a few days.

Enjoy,
Glyn

#15 SUPER FAST Selections and Colour Change with Hue / Saturation Adjustments

Hey Folks,

Just to let you know that Episode #15 of my Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom video podcast show is Online NOW!!!

In this episode I dive into Hue / Saturation Adjustment Layers to show how you can use them to very quickly make selections and change colour within your images PLUS a quick Bonus tip / technique for physique retouching.

Hope you like it:)

As always if you have any questions/comments or maybe even any tips, tricks or techniques you’d like to see in future episode then either drop me an email to glyn@glyndewis.com or leave a comment in the section below.

In the mean time though make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of the FREE videos that I add each and every week and also pleas feel free to share this and any other of my videos with others that you think might like to see the content.

Right, that’s all from me so have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.

Enjoy,
Glyn

September 21, 2013 - 6:41 am

Glyn - Thank you so much Brenda; that’s great to hear :)

September 20, 2013 - 5:06 am

Brenda J - This was the best explanation I have ever seen about Hue Saturation and using the bars at the bottom. Thanks. Always look forward to your videos!

September 19, 2013 - 10:19 pm

Sander Sterk - Hi Glyn,

Thanks for an another great episode with some photoshop techniques! They are very helpful and sometimes an eyeopener. (or in your words: game changer…)

Just a question, could you explain maybe in future episodes some general settings you use or change when you save things for web or save things for print? Is this something you handle in Lightroom? So no retouching tips but just explaining some general settings and why or when are you using them? :-)
That would be great!

Thanks in advance Glyn!

Can’t wait to say hi to you at the Photo Live event at the end of october! :-)

Regards,
Sander

Just being there can make all the difference…

Hey Everyone,

Normally today being Wednesday would mean a new episode of my Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Video Podcast show [Link] however this week is different.

Some of you may already be aware of a recent family related event and I thank you so very much for your support but without going into detail I just wanted to let you all know that the next new episode will be online tomorrow.

In the mean time here’s a picture I took with my iPhone whilst Mrs D and I got away for an impromptu overnight stay in Devon this past weekend to be with friends and just made me think of these words…

So today rather than watching the new episode, take that time to send a message to a good friend for no reason other than just to say “Hi” ; just knowing someone is thinking of you is very special indeed!

Thanks for the continued support and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow,
Glyn

September 18, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Brian - Thanks for the great reminder Glyn! Hope all is well – look forward to more great tutorials from you in the future!

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