Photoshop, Photoshop and more Photoshop…

Hey Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by…I really appreciate it.

Well today I’ve a few things Photoshop related to let you know about including a Contest and a Photoshop Show with lots of tips, tricks and techniques.

So, here goes…

Now this is just fantastic!!!

My Buddy Douglas Sonders has set up a Retouching Contest following his recent ROBOCOP Photo Shoot.

The contest is open to anyone and everyone and has some AMAZING prizes on offer to the Winner including a FULL Copy of Phase One’s Capture One Pro 7 software, a Case Logic Check Point Friendly Laptop Back PLUS lots of goodies from the great folks over at TetherTools.

Now to decide on a Winner there has to a Judge or Judges right?
Well thanks to Douglas for inviting me to get involved, this is where I come in also joined by folks such as Pratik Naik, Clint Davies (previous contest Winner), Justin Paguia (Douglas’ retoucher), Julia Kuzmenko and Douglas himself.

Together we’ll be looking through all the entries and deciding on an overall Grand Prize Winner as well as Honourable Mentions who’s details (web site etc) will be shared on the famous FStoppers website!

The deadline for entries is February 14th 2014 so there’s plenty of time left but no time like the present to get cracking.

Head on over to Douglas’ website for more information here [Link]

Good Luck:)

Earlier this week I was a guest on The Photoshop Show Google+ Hangout hosted by Jan Kabili and Ron Clifford.

I had such fun and it was great to finally meet everyone Gene McCullagh creator of the incredibly popular Lightroom Secrets web site, Seán Duggan: Photographer, Educator and Author and Erika Thornes as well as Jan and Ron.

Kicking off the Jan showing a very useful tip for all Lightroom users it was then over to me as I went through some Photoshop retouching techniques for Physiques, Lighting effects and more…

Great fun and a Great Show; definitely one to keep an eye on and subscribe to over on YouTube.

You can check out the show (episode 51) over on the YouTube Channel here [Link]

Also if you’re a Google+ user be sure to add the show into your circles [Link]

Ok before I go just a reminder that tickets for my NEW workshop series PHOTOSHOP MASTERY – Retouching and Workflow SKills are AVAILABLE NOW!

Spaces are limited to just 15 attendees so be sure to BOOK YOUR PLACE and take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing available until 18th February.

For more details and booking click here [Link]

Ok that’s all from me for today so whatever you’re up to have a fantastic weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days for lots more Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom.


PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: Creating Sunset with Shadows and Colour #34

Hey Folks,

How’s it going?

As I’m writing this it’s just after 1am and very we’ll be going ‘Live’ as I’m a Guest on The Photoshop Show over on Google+

If you’re not or rather if you were not able to join us then I’ll be sure to post a link to the Hangout once it goes up.

Ok so for today’s blog post I have a brand new episode of my Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Podcast; now up to Episode 34!

In this episode I show you how to create a fake sunset into your pictures by adding realistic shadows and colouring PLUS there’s also a few extra little tips and tricks thrown in for good measure.

Hope you like it:)

As always of you have any questions or comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below or drop me an email to

In the mean time I’d really appreciate the support if you could just let others know about the my YouTube Channel and of course the Podcast seeing as we’re now in the iTunes Store too; that would be Awesome!

Ok that’s all from me for today so whatever you’re up to be sure to have a good one and I’ll catch you back here next time.


February 6, 2014 - 6:55 pm

Glyn - That’s great to know mate thanks :)

February 6, 2014 - 2:44 pm

DaveT - Very, very useful- thanks Glyn. Keep adding those tips about the tools you use they are amazingly helpful.


PHOTOSHOP MASTERY – Retouching and Workflow Skills Day

Hey Folks

Just dropping in to let you know about a BRAND NEW WORKSHOP for 2014…

Join me for a FULL hands on DAY of Photoshop, Lightroom and Camera RAW of Tips, Tricks and Techniques that will dramatically enhance your Retouching and Workflow Skills.

We’ll work Step by Step through a series of images from scratch as I show you how to go Out of Camera to Print Ready.

Topics we’ll cover include:

•Concepts / Ideas / Planning / Preparation
•Keeping your Eyes Open (Retouching for Realism)
•Equipment / Tools of the Trade
•Lighting for Composites (Equipment, Set Ups)
•Non Destructive Workflow
•Preparing the Files
•Mastering Selections / Cut Outs
•Compositing Skills
•Layer Mask Magic
•Realistic Shadows
•Lighting Effects
•Colour Effects (Creating the ‘Look’)
•Special Effects
•Photoshop CC enhancements and much more…

Every Attendee will receive a USB Stick containing Asset Files & Goodies including Full Length Tutorials.

This is going to be a FULL ON day of Photoshop that I guarantee will not only improve your retouching skills but will make you think differently about how you approach retouching.

Date: Saturday 8th March 2014
Price: £105pp
(early bird until 18th February)

For more details and to BOOK YOUR PLACE click here [Link]

Hope to see you there,

February 6, 2014 - 6:55 pm

Glyn - Oh yes :)

February 5, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Steve Healy - Looking forward to it (and the curry!)

Events and Workshops: Photoshop and Photography

Hi Everyone

How’s it going?

Hope you had a good weekend. We had two very close friends staying over which meant Great Food, Drink and lots of chat and laughter … Perfect!

Anyway a new week is here so let’s get cracking…

Ok so this weekend I finally managed to get my new Events / Workshops page added to the website (in the top menu)

This is where you’ll be able to see the dates and places where I’ll be teaching Workshops, presenting at Seminars / Functions, talks / lectures to camera clubs and so on, and the page will be constantly updated as dates are added in.

Oh and tomorrow I’ll be announcing a Brand New Workshop for 2014: “PHOTOSHOP MASTERY – Retouching and Workflow Skills Day” so keep an eye on the site for that and the Early Bird Pricing Offer.

This week I’ll be a Guest on The Photoshop Show over on Google+ hosted by Jan Kabili and Ron Clifford where we’ll be chatting through all things Photoshop and I’ll be showing some Quick Fire Retouching techniques, tips and tricks.

It’s free to join but spaces are limited, so head on over to the show’s Official Page [here] for more details.

Ok that’s all from me for today so have a great start to the week and I’ll catch you see you soon.


February 4, 2014 - 7:19 am

Glyn - John…I definitely intend to head out your way mate; just need to sort out when :)

February 3, 2014 - 5:15 am

John Skinner - In review.. I guess you missed that part about taking a ‘hard right hand turn’ once you entered the midlands area, straight on to Canada. The Euro is at about $1.67 Canadian presently. So to do that math.. I’m 53… savings at $X.XX per week… I should see you over there when I’m 86 years old. Good luck with the dates! I’m sure they’ll all sellout.

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,

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.