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An Edit from Glyn Dewis course.

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With having a couple of images, one of Dave above and Steve below taken in a studio, i wanted to play and create something a bit different. The lighting and images of the guys were taken on a Glyn Dewis course, but these edits are made up of my own ideas and my own stock images. 

Attending a photoshop based course, you learn techniques, and tips on how to improve.

I find that it also inspires me to push the creativity and want to make up my own images.




Glyn Dewis Photoshop Course.

I recently attended a second course ran by

Glyn Dewis

and was thoroughly impressed.

Here are some images that were taken and edited on the day.

Glyn Dewis photo composite training image of Dave Clayton NAPP UK

Glyn teaches you how to take an image in the studio like the above, and then how to edit to the one below 

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I have attended a couple of these courses now and throughly enjoy them, No matter what level of "photoshopper" you are, you will learn heaps from the new Kelbyone Photoshop world tutor.

Glyn's style of teaching is fantastic, he has loads of energy and you can feel the passion of what he teaches he clearly loves. I would strongly reccomend a course of his.

At the end of the course Glyn doesnt just shut the door behind you... The majority of the class heads over to the local curry house which is a great way to chill out and chat with like minded people.

The model above is the UK NAPP founder Dave Clayton, who is a great guy. And as you can see likes to dress up and have a laugh.

Cheers Guys, once again another fantastic course, learnt loads, met some great people and had a good crack in the process which is what its all about.

Is Photography social?

Is photography social?

If you like to photograph wild life, and sitting in a hide for weeks on end to catch a timid mountain lion and her cubs then photography is not that social for you, but if you are an out going person and likes to take images of other people then no doubt you will find it a very social profession where you are going to meet amazingly varied and interestingly different people.

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Recently I attended 2 different environments in the photography world and was amazing how friendly and welcoming the photographer’s are. Ok there are some people who want to keep things to their chests and will snub others and try and put people down to make themselves feel big, but lets be honest you will find this in any profession, industry, sport, career etc etc…

I am a viewer of a photography podcast and one evening was watching the show, the presenter announced that he will be flying from Dallas to spend a weekend in London for his birthday and would like to do a photo meet up with his viewers that could make it on the day.

I was very skeptical at first about attending, as it’s the unknown. Will the others be better then I? Am I going to be judged? What will happen?

After much thought about it, and after taken a massive Mickey taken from the Mrs. I managed to persuade her to come with me and along we went. Luckly I didn’t pack the anorak this time….

It’s was great! We met such a huge mix of different photographers. Different in skill levels, images they like to shoot, and even format what people like to use.

Everyone who met has the same goal, met others who shame the same passion and like to talk about the common subject.

My second meet wasn’t really a meet but more of workshop full of other photographers. The workshop was to teach how to studio light a portrait ready to extract, and composite this nicely lit image.

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It was on this workshop I heard an interesting comment, which inspired me to come up with post.

One of the attendees on the course was talking to me about how he is very new to photography. He compared this new hobby to his others; he plays golf, 5-aside football and couldn’t believe how friendly other photographers where that he had met.  When playing golf its obviously competitive but also it comes along with a lot of stigma and strange aura.

There is just something about meeting up with others who share your passion and enjoy speaking openly about what they do, how they do it really inspires you and is interesting to learn new things. If you are thinking about attending a workshop or even a random meet up, I would strongly suggest that you go. You will no doubt meet some cool new people and come away feeling inspired to try new things and be creative.

Glyn Dewis Workshop

Glyn Dewis photoshop training course Dave Clayton

Well the other week i attended my first studio workshop ran by a Glyn Dewis. (UK's version of the photoshop guys) and i was highly impressed.

It was a half day workshop titled

"a workshop full of character"

and the aim is to give you the tools needed to try and create a fun image like the one above. Glyn sets up the lighting but gives you pretty much a free Raine to move the model where you want to in the light, and to pose him on how you see fit.

Once you are happy and have the image that you are after, you all then go through some photoshop techniques on how to create something different. Glyn shows you how to improve an image up to a nice respectable standard... and then the fun starts and you are taught how to push things and come up with great concepts and the fun really begins...

The day is broken up as follows-

  • RAW Conversions
  • Cleaning up your images (Dust spots etc…)
  • Removing Blemishes
  • Eyes (Brightening, add contrast, colour and sharpening)
  • Creating Texture/Adding Details
  • Dodging and Burning
  • Cut Outs (Getting the most out of Photoshop CS5 Refine Edge Command + Extracting using Channels for those using earlier versions of Photoshop)
  • Adding in the Background
  • Creating ‘The Look’
  • :)
  • Special Effects and lots more
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My finished image, I can not take the credit for the lighting on Dave Clayton, who was a fantastic model. Or the style he was dressed. But i did really enjoy finding the stock images and coming up with a theme to produce the finished result.

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