Dead Close

I simply adore this shot. It’s just a dead leaf, but I am fascinated with the shapes and textures. And only a couple of centimetres across. I was doing a shoot in the front garden for The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge (Close Up) and spotted this just above eye level, hanging down from a…

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A Little Drama

I have recently posted a number of photos with whiteΒ negative space, I really enjoy that type of photography. However lately, I’ve wanted to experiment with dark negative space instead. I plan to do some shooting in the next week or so, but in the meantime I did a little editing in Lightroom on an image…

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One Photo Focus (July)

It’s One Photo Focus time again. Hosted by Stacy at Visual Venturing, we are given a photo each month to edit however we like. This month, the photo was provided by Robin atΒ PhotographyByKent. Here’s is Robin’s original, unedited photo: I started by correcting for camera and lens as well as mild noise reduction – these…

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Image Reboot #3

Welcome again to Image Reboot, a joint feature between Lucile (bridging lacunas) and myself (musings of a frequent flying scientist). Lucile asked me if I would write a monthly feature outlining what I’ve learnt about editing my photographs which I was honoured to do. I use LightRoom 5, I need to upgrade to version 6…

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Pop Art Cactus

When I was out doing Gidget’s Photo Shoot in my garden, I took a few shots of some potted cactus and decided to have a little play with them in LightRoom. In the next ImageReboot post, I will be talking about White Balance for the first time, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time…

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Image Reboot #2

Welcome to the second instalment of our Image Reboot – in partnership with Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic. You can find the first one here. As enthusiastic photography enthusiasts, we wanted to include some editing techniques here – I am just an amateur, having installed Lightroom about a year ago and have taught myself the basics…

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