New Picture: Caesar – Planet of the Apes (Just for Fun)

Hi Everyone

Just dropping in whilst out at Photoshop World to share a new picture with you.

This is one that I created purely for fun when taking a break from writing and is a composition made from a couple of the pictures of Zeyden the Chimpanzee at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset, UK.

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I’ve uploaded a larger and higher quality version up onto my 500px portfolio which you can check out by CLICKING HERE

Also if you’d like to see the beginnings of the picture showing the original pictures it was made from, be sure to check out my Behance portfolio HERE

Thanks for looking in and I’ll catch up with in the week.

Enjoy,
Glyn

Photoshop World, Las Vegas 2014

Hi Everyone

How’s it going?

Just a quick post today as this week I’m currently out in Las Vegas for Photoshop World.

I’m teaching a number of classes over the days of the Conference and Expo including:

Real World Retouching – Wednesday 3rd September @ 3.15pm

Dramatic Portraits with the Invisible Black Backdrop – Thursday 4th September @ 8.15am

Your First Composite - Friday 5th September @ 8.15am

Pre Conference classes start today and the main conference kicks off tomorrow so it’s been great being here a few days before to take some time head out about. Yesterday I went out with some friends to the much talked about Ghost Town in Nelson, NV.

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(L to R: Lee Gorecki, Yours Truly, JJ Jones, Spencer Faith and Ed Faith)

An incredible place in the middle of nowhere with all kinds of old buildings, abandoned vehicles, aeroplane fuselage and so on with many having featured in movies as it’s regularly used as a filming location; you just have to watch out for the Rattle Snakes!

Anyway must dash so have a great day whatever you’re up to and I’ll catch you in the week.

Enjoy,
Glyn

 

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: Animal Portrait Retouch Part 2 (#61)

Hi Everyone,

Dropping in to let you know that yesterday I recorded Part 2 of the Animal Retouch Tutorial and it’s now online!!!

In this episode (#61) I show you the process I went through to get the final look including:

  • Enhance Details
  • Black & White Conversion
  • Super Fast Dodging and Burning with Luminosity
  • Adding Texture
  • Depth of Field and Focus

As always if you have any questions feel free to drop me a line to glyn@glyndewis.com or leave a comment in the section below.

Also just to say, thanks for tuning in and thanks too for all the kind words and ‘shares’ on my YouTube Channel [Link]; I really do appreciate you folks tuning in and spreading the word.

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.

Enjoy,
Glyn

The ULTIMATE Photoshop World Guide for Attendees #PSW14

Hi Everyone

Just grabbing a few moments with something Photoshop World related…

For those of you heading out to Photoshop World in Las Vegas next week, my good friend Kevin Stohlmeyer has put together a superb guide for all attendees.

Kevin is an Adobe Certified Instructor, User Group Manager, Member of the Adobe Freelancers Program and has clearly spent considerable time to put this guide together which is quite literally ram packed with information covering:

  • Getting Started: Advice on checking in, schedule of events, workbook, orientation, 
  • Getting Around: Hotel Information & Transport options
  • Eating Out: Recommendations to suit every budget
  • Things To Do: Shows, Sightseeing, Photo Walks
  • Detailed floor maps of the convention centre and hotel and lots more…

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CLICK HERE to read Kevin’s wealth of tips for attendees PLUS a link to download his Unofficial Attendees Guide which is literally packed with great information.

And finally if you’re coming along be sure to say hi; you’re going to have one heck of a time!!!

See you there,
Glyn

 

Photofocus Interview

Hi Folks

How’s it going?

Ok so today I’ve an interview to share with you from when I was interviewed by Levi Sim for the PhotoFocus Podcast.

I’ve known of Levi for quite some time so it was great to finally get to sit and chat. Aside from being very talented, Levi is one of those guys you feel that you’ve known for a long time and is so incredibly easy to talk to.

During our talk we touched on how I started in the industry but concentrated mainly on the importance of Personal Projects and how I believe they play a vital part in not just developing your Photographic and Retouching skills but also the skills required when working with clients…

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Here’s a run through of what we covered…

  • Who is Glyn Dewis?
  • What he’s working on
  • The importance of personal projects
  • How do you make personal projects happen?
  • Why are personal projects so important?
  • Taking personal projects seriously
  • The way you work with clients
  • Photography is a people business
  • Where to find Glyn online

My chat with Levi is in the first half of the podcast episode and in the second half there’s a great interview Photographer and PhotoFocus Writer Robert Vanelli.

CLICK HERE to listen to the Podcast

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

Enjoy,
Glyn

>ps This weeks episode of my weekly show will be online later this as I’m just finalising some work and prep before heading out to Photoshop World in Las Vegas this coming Saturday.