NEWS: Personal Project, Product Review and Behind the Scenes

Hey Everyone,

Hope you’ve had a great week and are now looking forward to the weekend.

Today I’ve a few varied things to share with you: a personal project, a review and a behind the scenes video, so here goes…

Personal Project: I’ll Protect You
Fingers crossed the weather holds off tomorrow as I’m going to try again to head down to Colchester Zoo / Safari Park.

It’s been raining here all week as I think it has most places but I need to get down there and Photograph one of the African Elephants so I can get to work collecting all the pictures I need for a new project I’m working on.

Here’s a rough sketch I put together that will give you an idea of what it’s all about…

Sketching (admittedly quite badly) like this is something I’ll do just to give me a clearer idea of what it is I’m working on and helps to keep me focused so I know what I need to photograph.

I’ve decided to call this project I’ll Protect You because I’m kind of hoping it’ll make the viewer question as to who it refers to i.e. is it the HUGE Elephant saying he’ll protect the child OR is it the child saying she’ll protect the elephant by growing up and speaking out against poaching / cruelty etc ??? Sounds kind of ‘heavy’ I know but does that make sense?

Product Review: The Godox LP-800X Portable Battery Pack
One of the pieces of kit I’m using a lot these days is my new Godox Battery pack; I absolutely LOVE it but not just for the reasons you might think.

Check out this short video we recorded the other day and you’ll see what I mean:)

You can check out more details and also order a Godox Pack from The Flash Centre website here [Link]

Behind the Scenes: On Stage with Uli Staiger and Train to Create
On December 6th last year I joined my friend Uli Staiger on stage for a seminar in London for Train to Create.

The seminar was held the day before Uli’s Cinema4D workshop and was an absolute blast talking through motivation, inspiration, personal projects and of course Photoshop.

BIG thanks to the folks from Train to Create for inviting me in and for such wonderful hospitality!

Right that’s all from me for today so whatever you’re up to be sure to have a great weekend.

As well as heading to Colchester this weekend we’ll be spending time with close friends eating, drinking and lots of catching up…perfect!

Enjoy and I’ll see you back here in a few days,
Glyn

January 31, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Kasper Dam Lisby - Hi Glynn.
I have the profoto D1 together with the profoto batterypack, and I have to agree in your observations.
The posibility to Work with your studio strobes (independent of brand)is a really nice option!

The new flashses such as Priolite and the profotoB1 also opens for a brand new way f working with flashes on location.

Graet blog by the way and nice toturials on your youtube channel.

Kasper

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: How to Create Fake Rim Lighting #33

Hey Everyone,

How’s it going?

Today I have a new episode (#33) of my weekly Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Podcast / Show and this week we’re looking at a lighting effect.

Since posting my MYSTICAL WORLD picture online I’ve had quite a few questions asking how the coloured rim lighting effect was added onto the two girls seeing as it doesn’t come from original in camera lighting.

Well of course it was all done in Photoshop so today I’m going to show exactly how to do it…

As always if you have any questions / comments please feel free to give me a shout by emailing glyn@glyndewis.comor post a comment below.

In the mean time though have a great day and I’ll catch you later.
Thanks for looking in,
Glyn

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January 30, 2014 - 9:58 pm

Walkabout (the Colour Dodge) Way. | TP IMAGES - […] watching a tutorial from the excellent Glyn Dewis I was inspired to give this picture a new look. I wanted to give the […]

January 30, 2014 - 8:14 pm

Glyn - Shazz…Thanks :)

January 30, 2014 - 8:14 pm

Glyn - DaveT…Glad you like it mate; thanks for looking in :)

January 30, 2014 - 6:24 am

DaveT - These just get better and better Glyn. Clear explanations and lots of tips as usual which really help. Thanks.

Dave

January 29, 2014 - 7:09 pm

Shazz - Brilliant! always enjoyable to watch. Thanks

Catch My Photoshop Sessions and more at The Photography Show

Hey Everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend; get up to much?

On Saturday I headed to Whipsnade Zoo to take some photographs for a new picture project I’m working on.

I need a photograph of an Elephant but despite the ones there being simply gorgeous (especially the 3 month old Calf) it’s African elephants I need to photograph as opposed to Asian Elephants; difference being the size of the ears; however later this week I know exactly where to head so I’ll keep you posted.

The Photography Show – Photoshop Classes
So today I wanted to let you know some more information about The Photography Show coming up between 1st – 4th March at the Birmingham, NEC.

I’ll be there teaching several Photoshop related sessions over the few days of the show namely:

Sunday
10:30 – 11:15: Pro Retouching using Adobe Photoshop

Monday
11:30 – 13:15: Adobe Photoshop Retouching Master Class
15:30 – 17:00: Adobe Photoshop Retouching Master Class

Tuesday
11:30 – 13:15: Adobe Photoshop Retouching Master Class
15:30 – 17:00: Adobe Photoshop Retouching Master Class

To see a list of all the Photoshop Sessions including a schedule of all the Lightroom sessions check out Adobe’s Head of Digital Imaging Solutions, Richard Curtis’ Bēhance page by clicking on this [Link]

There you’ll find the latest up to date schedules including a more detailed breakdown of what each session covers PLUS as the show nears and during the show itself he’ll also be posting updated material. So,  following him on Bēhance would definitely be a wise thing to do:)

Check out Richard’s Bēhance Page here [Link]

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

Enjoy,
Glyn

February 4, 2014 - 7:19 am

Glyn - Nice one Vernon; see you then :)

February 2, 2014 - 9:30 am

Vernon Nash - I am looking forward to seeing your Masterclass on Monday afternoon and saying hello. Got a couple of other sessions booked that day so hope I get time to look around the stands as well.

Excited to have joined the Team at PhotoFocus

Hey Folks,

How’s it going?

Wow, the end of another week; can you believe we’re over 3 weeks into the New Year?

So on that subject how’s the New Year Resolutions, sorry…Promises going?

Anyway today I’ve some news that I’m really excited to tell you about…I’m now a member of the Team of Authors at PhotoFocus.

• You can check out the first introductory post here [Link]

For as long as I’ve been around Photography I’ve followed the PhotoFocus site and more recently the PhotoFocus Podcast; a show that I was interviewed on whilst teaching out at Photoshop World, Las Vegas in September 2013

If you haven’t already be sure to head over to the PhotoFocus website and bookmark is one of your daily reads; there’s so much content available…particularly as it’s added to several times each day.

A HUGE thank you from me to everyone at PhotoFocus; in particular Melissa Niu, Richard Harrington and Pamela Berry for inviting me in!

Ok that’s all from a very smiley me for today so whatever you’re up to, have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a couple of days.

In the meantime, here’s the recording of the interview I mentioned that I had with Melissa Niu (Editor) whilst in Las Vegas in September…
Enjoy,
Glyn

  • PhotoFocus Website [Link]
  • PhotoFocus Podcast [Link]
January 30, 2014 - 8:15 pm

Glyn - Cheers Steve. They’re a great bunch of folks for sure :)

January 24, 2014 - 8:25 am

Steve Hughes - Congratulations Glyn – flying the flag for the UK on such a highly regarded podcast is a real feather in your cap. Nice one.

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: Creating Fine Art with Photoshop CC #32

Hey Everyone,

Today I have a new episode of my weekly Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Podcast / Show.

In this episode I show you how to create your very own piece of Fine Art by making use of Lightroom and the recent update in Photoshop CC i.e. Scripted Patterns PLUS adding texture, using Plug Ins as Smart Filters, a super fast technique for extracting an object from it’s original background and more…

I’ll take you through the entire retouching process from start to finish so as there’s a lot to cover, best we get started…

As always if you have any questions then feel free to make use of the comments section below or drop me an email to glyn@glyndewis.com

Also if you prefer, you can also now watch this weekly show as a podcast in the Apple iTunes Store where you can subscribe for free and watch the videos offline on your iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Computer; here’s the [Link]

Have a great day and I’ll catch you here next time,
Enjoy,
Glyn

•Royalty Free Digital Music in this episode courtesy of BEATSUITE [Link]

January 30, 2014 - 8:16 pm

Glyn - Ronald…You’re welcome mate; I really appreciate you looking in.

January 22, 2014 - 6:38 am

Ronald Hoppus - Hey. Glyn,
Just want to thank you for another great inspirational tutorial. Love your work and effective teaching style!
Thanks for sharing your mad skills.