Coming to Copenhagen :)

Hey Folks

If you’re in, around, likely to be in, or would like to be in the Beautiful City of Copenhagen this coming March 21st I’ll be there for my Photoshop Workbook Seminar:)

Supported by GOECKER: Serious Imaging, I’ll be presenting a day long seminar of Photoshop Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Retouching and Compositing that I use in my own personal projects and commissioned work for the likes of the BBC, Sky TV and more…

For more information and to book your place, CLICK HERE

Hope to see you there!



New Picture: Lioness

Just wanted to share this new picture with you that is the latest addition to my Animals Project…

For those of you who aren’t aware, the ongoing animals project I’m working on is where I photograph animals in captivity (wildlife parks, zoos etc) and then use Photoshop to set them free. I do this by selecting and cutting them out and adding them into a completely new scene which is made also made up from a number of different photographs, then edited to give the look and feel of the true home.


Here’s a look at the original photograph of the Lioness that I took when visiting Woburn Safari Park in the UK…


I’ve never been on a real safari and had the chance to see these beautiful animals in their natural environment, but needless to say it’s high on the list of goals.

Have a fab Tuesday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.


>Check out a larger screen version of this picture over on my 500px portfolio page [LINK]

Professional Imaging 2015

So excited to announce that I’ve been invited to return and speak at Professional Imaging 2015.

Running from Saturday 28th March through Monday 30th March Professional Imaging is the largest Photography and Digital Imaging Event in The Netherlands and I’ll be there giving two presentations; Sunday and Monday.

Last year was such a blast sharing the stage with friends, photographers and fellow KelbyOne instructors  Joe McNally and Frank Doorhof and the kindness and warm welcome from folks in The Netherlands was quite overwhelming.


This year promises to be another amazing event as amongst others I’ll be there with Frank Doorhof, Photoshop Legend Bert Monroy, both of whom I have the honour of teaching amongst in the USA at Photoshop World PLUS one other person that I promised I wouldn’t mention…at this stage at least:)

Needless to say…I CANNOT wait!

Check out the Professional Imaging 2015 [LINK]website for more details and if you’re going to be there, I’ll see you soon.


Hey Folks,

Just dropping in to say a HUGE thanks to Focus Magazine in The Netherlands for featuring one of my images on the front cover of the March 2015 issue…


Focus Magazine are the largest and longest running Photography / Imaging Magazine across The Netherlands and this is actually the second cover I’ve had with them; the first being last April to celebrate their 100th year.


Of course it feels great to see one of your images on the front cover of a magazine but for me, this time, especially so as this issue will be out at the time I’ll be back teaching at Professional Imaging 2015 in the Netherlands along with friends Frank Doorhof, Bert Monroy and one other Special Guest that I have to keep hush hush about for now:)

I’ll post more details next week but for now, again a HUGE thanks to Focus Magazine!

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here next week.


  • February 13, 2015 - 8:17 am

    Omar - Had the pleasure of the FOCUS cover this month, mighty proud be among images like yours, hope to get a glimpse of you on Prof. Imaging!

Bedtime Reading: The Photoshop Workbook Selfies

Totally had to share this picture with you created by my buddy Alan Hess

A wonderful addition to the pictures that folks are making featuring my new book…a series I’m affectionately now calling ‘The Photoshop Workbook Selfies

I’m still pretty much speechless when I see that folks are creating these pictures; I never expected it when the book was released but man…I’m loving it:)


Alan, thanks so much for’s brilliant, just brilliant and definitely got the “Aaaaaaaaahhh” reaction Chez Dewis.

Oh and another definite…I’m definitely going to get a book printed with all of  these pictures in that folks are creating.

Have a great Thursday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.