Learn Animation with Aaron Blaise

Ok so those of you who are regular readers of this blog or maybe even connect with me on social media will know that I’ve mentioned Aaron before and for good reason; well today is no different.

Today I want to point you to his brand new video series that he’s recorded all about Animation but rather than me explain what it covers, check out the introductory video below that Aaron has recorded…

In this comprehensive and complete course, master animator Aaron Blaise (“The Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Mulan”) takes you through the key principles of animation as well as his proven approach to animating a complete scene.

Check out this incredible new course over on Aaron’s website by CLICKING HERE 


New Full Length Tutorials: Can you help?

Can you help?

Folks in the coming days my new revamped website/blog will going LIVE and to fall in with this I’m in the middle of recording some new full length retouching video tutorials.

In fact, over the coming weeks you’re going to see more Behind the Scenes videos being posted from Photo Shoots so that you can follow along through the initial part taking the photographs to the final retouched image.

In the mean time though I need your help?

When you get a moment could you take a look at my 500px portfolio page [LINK] and let me know which pictures you’d like to see being made into tutorials so that you can see EVERYTHING that was done in Photography, Lightroom/Camera RAW and Photoshop.


Those tutorials with the most requests will be ones that I’ll get to work on so all you need to do is take a look and let me know in the comments below what you’d like to see.

Thanks in advance and thanks so much for the support.


•Check out my 500px page HERE

  • April 20, 2015 - 11:05 am

    Moira Norrie - Regal Lion
    (or any other of the wildlife composites)

  • April 20, 2015 - 11:07 am

    LeLe - HI Boss!

    it would be interesting to see the whole process of this photo.


    Cheer from Italy!

  • April 20, 2015 - 11:38 am

    Des - There are so many great ones. I am however thinking about the one titled “Detached” & Johnathan Thompson. Those two called out to me first.

  • April 20, 2015 - 2:23 pm

    Carol - You are so well known for the “hard bodies.” They are wonderful and your signature. However, I would find it so much more helpful to see your process on James and the beard, Jonathan Thompson, or Gary. Thanks for asking.

  • April 20, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Brian - As always thanks Glyn! I have been following you for a while now and really enjoy your approach to the images you create. I would love to see any of the animal portraits you’ve done over the past year :)

  • April 20, 2015 - 4:20 pm

    srinath pm - hurrah!!!!thank u mr.glyn..this is the moment i have been waiting for..first of all thanks for making this decision….all your works unique,,,to say frankly ,,,,after seeing the link …i wish for all the tutorial ..since its impossible …i opted my priority below…(1) WHAT?/?((Portrait of UK Kick Boxer Martin Fitzgerald))) (since its a portrait,,most are awaiting to exaggerate their look same as like this..especially the grunge look)) (2).THE WORKMEN (3).running late (4).psycho surgeon (5).face made for the camera

  • April 20, 2015 - 6:38 pm

    Susan Koppel - Hi Glyn – love them all. My two choices are “Food, Glorious Food” and “Mamma: Elephants in the Rain”.
    And please, please, start posting on iTunes again…..:-)


  • April 20, 2015 - 6:42 pm

    marcel bauer - Good lord Glyn, why don’t you just ask us to pick which one of our children get to live and which has to die…LOL There are so many AMAZING photos here :) If I had to choose one that hasn’t been yet I would like to see this one https://500px.com/photo/34933254/tough-guy-by-glyn-dewis?from=user I think it would cover alot of the techniques used in the others. My ultimate wish would be ALL of them :) Also I am just about to crack open the photoshop workbook (well digital version) I am beyond excited. Thanks for all your great work and sharing this with all of us NEWBIES. I hope to one day meet you again. Yes we did meet, at photoshop world in Orlando where you unvieled the awesome RAZOR photoshop filter…LMAO.

  • April 20, 2015 - 8:23 pm

    Mik - If you haven’t already done the following:

    Muscular Physique: Daniel Adams
    Tribal Tattoo

  • April 20, 2015 - 8:56 pm

    David Wilson - Thank you giving me the opportunity to vote for my favourite pictures and sorry for the extra work I am causing you:

    In order of preference,
    Gothic Female
    Iron Man


  • April 20, 2015 - 9:11 pm

    Maurice - I’d like to see how you did the beard with your beard brushes and the portrait editing in Frank Doorhofs photo, and “a face made for this” is very nice…

  • April 21, 2015 - 7:11 am

    Richard - Glyn, I could choose dozens but Ironman would be my favorite to see and any of the Animal ones. I have purchased all your tutorials, so would love to add these to the collection :-)
    Love your work

  • April 23, 2015 - 10:51 am

    David Jones - I would like to see how the kick boxer images were processed, please.
    Thanks for a great blog Glyn.

  • May 1, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    j - Any of the African composites would be good for me……but on a slightly different note I’d be interested to see how you would tackle a female portrait.

The Fake Medium Format Technique #75

Hi Folks

Today I’ve a new video tutorial for you (episode 75) and this time I take you through what I call ‘The Fake Medium Format Technique”


Now this technique which is most commonly known as The Brenzier Method is superb for creating images that have incredibly shallow depth of field but sharpness where it matters.

Anyway, save me explaining it all here, check out the video and you’ll see exactly what I mean…

As always if you have any questions / comments, then make use of the comments section below and I’d REALLY appreciate it, if you’d spread the word and let others know about my YouTube Channel.

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

> CLICK HERE to subscribe for more FREE video tutorials


  • April 16, 2015 - 6:25 pm

    John Ross - Great tutorial Glyn. One thing I was wondering, if you use auto focus why didn’t the second, third shot etc refocus on other parts of the model?

  • April 16, 2015 - 6:30 pm

    Glyn - John Ross:

    Re your question…in the video I say to lock the focus then take the remaining shots; this way the focus/DOF remains constant.


  • April 17, 2015 - 1:48 am

    Mik - John asked same question so thanks for the answer Glyn, great effect and have to try it out.

  • April 23, 2015 - 6:08 pm

    marcel bauer - This is awesome Glyn. Gonna have to give this a go :) Thanks as always. You are really killing it!

Photoshop User Magazine

Photoshop User Magazine, is the monthly publication produced by the folks over at KelbyOne; the very same folks I was out with in the USA last week filming some new classes.

For this month’s issue (April 2015) which is all about compositing, I was asked to write two articles; one covering Photography for Composites and one for Creating Realistic Composites.

In the Photography for Composites I talk through the practicalities of getting the right main image and elements that go to make up the final picture, covering such thing as equipment, perspective, background or model first? and so on…

In the Creating Realistic Composites article I take you through each step that went into my Lioness picture.


If you’re a member of KelbyOne or you purchase the magazine from in stores, I’d love to hear back from you about the articles and if they’ve helped in anyway PLUS if you give the Lioness image a try as the asset files are all available for you to download and work along with.

As always, if you have any questions / comments, feel free to make use of the comments section below.