Copenhagen: Photoshop & Photography Day

Not long now until Saturday and my Photoshop Training Day/Seminar in Copenhagen.

Cannot wait to be there and show some of the new pictures and techniques I’ve been working on lately.

There’s so much that I want to share so I’ll also be going through a couple of ‘Live’ portrait photography demos too and then retouch the images them.

Not sure how many, or indeed if there are tickets remaining for the event so if you’d like to join us you can CLICK HERE to check availability.

Will be great to see you there for the day and of course for the social afterwards too.



Beard & Ink: New Picture PLUS Lighting Set Up

Hi Folks

Just a quick post today as I’m in the middle of getting ready for a busy couple of days with a seminar during the day tomorrow, followed by a concert at the O2 in Londonm then an early start for an all day shoot at the Imperial College in London on Sunday.

So today I thought I’d share another picture from Tuesday’s photo shoot in Crewe with James Elmore and Sarah Chrisp and also give you a look ‘Behind the Scenes’ at the lighting set up.


This wasn’t a planned shot at all but rather one that just happened. I was setting up some lighting on the studio floor and turned to see James and Sarah sat in this exact position in the office/waiting area. So…grabbed some lighting, quickly set it up and job done!

Below is a lighting diagram showing the one light set up for this picture; namely the 175cm Elinchrom Rotalux Octa positioned in such a way as to mimic a large window in the studio…


Here’s a Behind the Scenes photograph taken by Johnathan Clover (Owner of Cloverleaf Studios) showing the set up and environment…


Right that’s all from me so whatever you’re up to, have a fantastic weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a couple of days.


ps> Check out the larger version of the final picture by CLICKING HERE

  • March 13, 2015 - 3:44 pm

    Mike Macdonald - Love it as always! Loving the softness of the 175 octa! :)

Faux Medium Format Portrait

Today I’ve a new picture to share with you from one of the photo shoots I had on Tuesday, and this one in particular is from a photo shoot I had at Cloverleaf Studios in Crewe…


The technique (that I only just discovered thanks to a friend) is based around what is affectionately known as the Brenizer Method and I’ll look to record a video showing how it’s all done at some point in the future.

Long story short…multiple pictures (in this case 15) taken at a wide open aperture (e.g. f/2.8) photographing close in on the subject and then stitched together to create one complete portrait. A HUGE file is created (this one was just over 5Gb) but the result is incredible detail and depth of field.


Check out the pictures below showing the result zoomed in on an eye; such a great technique for creating images with huge amounts of detail; the kind of which is only usually found in files from medium format cameras.


The picture below shows the lighting set for this shot; although the model James Elmore is shown wearing a change of clothing; one light (Elinchrom 170cm Rotalux Octa) and silver reflector panel opposite…


Check out the Larger version of the portrait over on my 500px portfolio page [CLICK HERE]

As always any questions feel free to make use of the comments section below, but in the mean time, have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.


  • March 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm

    Reinoud - Hi Glen,

    does this mean the model has to sit motionless between the moment of the first and the last shot?

  • March 12, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    ben - Hi Glyn
    Is there any particular reason for using a wide aperture? Is the DoF consistent throughout the subject and do you have to try and maintain the same plane of focus for each shot?

    cheers :)

  • March 13, 2015 - 1:43 am

    Jesse Mickle - I’ve used this method before, and I’m curious how you saved a PS file of over 2GB.
    While editing PS kept on throwing out a message that the aforementioned was the file size limit.

  • March 13, 2015 - 4:50 am

    Des - Hi Glyn, love the image can’t wait for the video. What did you do in terms of color grading the image? love the finished colors. It has a nice feel to go along with the medium format look.

  • March 13, 2015 - 10:54 am

    Robin Janasek - Jesse Mickle > All you need is to save the file in .psb instead of .psd. PSB is a large document format which is used to save files over 2GB.

Muscular Physique: Test Shoot

Up and out the door early for the drive up to Crewe for a photo shoot and then across to Cheshire this evening to give a presentation.

So for today I thought I’d share one of the results from Sunday’s test shoot with Daniel Adams…


This was a personal shoot with the intention of narrowing down a variety of lighting set ups and looks that are to be filmed next month, so this was a great opportunity to run through a series and decide what is, and is not, going to be included.

HUGE thanks to my friends Lee Gorecki and JJ Jones for assisting on the day and also for filming some Behind the Scenes that I’ll be posting soon, and also to Daniel Adams for being such an incredible person to work with!

Right…time to hit the road, so I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.


>ps Check out the larger version of this picture over on my 500px portfolio [LINK]

The Photoshop Workbook: Book Owner Selfie

I received this picture via email yesterday from Phil Schlict who had recently purchased my book (The Photoshop Workbook) from off Amazon…

Having seen the selfie pictures  that folks have been posting showing themselves with the book, Phil set up his own and as he told me in the email, it was very much motivated by his love of Game of Thrones, and I just HAD to share it with you:)

Thanks Phil; this is most definitely being added into the album I’m putting together:)