All posts tagged: processing

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Introductions: Andrew Paranavitana

We can thank Chris again for the Introduction today. She has known Andrew for quite some time and I’m always hearing about what they get up together, well when they go to take photos. He is Andrew Paranavitana, or as I know him, Andrew Parmi. He has photos of many of the same things that I do, rather we seem to like taking photos of the same things. I look through his work and can see many images that I have that are similar, not necessarily the same place. I asked Andrew where in the world he was. I live in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Edithvale, which is close to the beach but a long long way to Melbourne city, where I tend to spend most of my time shooting! One of the main differences between our work would appear to be the way we process it. He seems to use a lot of textures on his work, but I think he explains what he does. It is really interesting and with many doing that …

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Working on Photos

The other day I finally decided it was time to start looking at my photos from the states and playing with them. I wasn’t sure where to start, but when I thought about it I think the ones that I was most disappointed about were the ones from Bodie. I had no idea what I was going to do with them. I just played around to see what I could do with the images. When I was away I just took photos, did some quick processing in Lightroom. It has been great since I got home to use my large monitor with Photoshop to see what is possible. I hope you like them. I’m just going to leave you with two of the images today.

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UfD: Five Tips for Macro Photographs

When I did my article for the magazine I had planned on adding some tipS on what you can do to macro photographs, but in the end decided I didn’t need them. Still I made the list so I thought I might share it here with you. Five Tips for Macro Photos Using Lightroom 1 – Cropping the Image We are often told not to crop images, that it means the files will be too small, or you limit your choices for prints. I have heard all of these, and to some extent I agree, then again if you have an image and your macro subject is really small in it then why not. I crop nearly all my images, and do it to get the best composition I can. I don’t think I am ever going to enlarge my images so they are enormous, so it is not something that really matters. 2 – Use the Adjustment Brush The adjustment brush in Lightroom really is your friend, and it can be really good for …

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Quiet Thursday’s: Getting on With Things

It has been quiet around here, I have to admit, but that’s been nice. Since the magazine was published earlier this week I’ve had a chance to catch up on some things and breath. I’m recovering from my cold, thankfully it wasn’t that bad that I couldn’t do anything, but still it was annoying to have, isn’t it always? I have heard from quite a few of you that you have loved how the magazine looked and what was in it, and I’m sure it will get better and better. I’ve added a link to the purchase page in the sidebar if people still want to get it. Work now starts on the next one which will come out in 3 months. The little bit of extra time has meant that I’ve had time to do some processing, the processing I like doing. So I’ve been working on a number of images to show you. The above is one of them. It is an old house that was vacated when they decided to dam the …

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Quiet Thursday’s: Tea and Packing Up

Today is going to be a busy day, ahead of an even busier weekend. I’m off to Jan Juc for the weekend with Chris from sv-takeiteasy. We have star trails, long exposures, and well lots of photos to take. We are going to try going further and seeing what we can get. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. It should be good though. Lots of photos. I’m hoping we can get back to the lighthouse at Airey’s Inlet as well. I haven’t been putting up a lot of photos on Social Media this week. I got distracted trying to get my computer fixed, which it seems to be now. I turned it off last night and this morning it turned back on no problems.  I still have the high resolution that I was meant to get with my monitor, so all good really. Good to get the computer all going properly. For the photos today I am going to show you one I did do and put up. I spent quite a bit of time …

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Quiet Thursdays: The Macro World

The weather last weekend was shocking, we had lots and lots of rain.  Don’t get me wrong, the rain was good, but not good for taking photos.  After using my macro lens again recently I’ve really got back into  macro and am having a lot fun taking photos with it and then processing them. I’m trying to keep experimenting on the macro images, like the ones I did for the International Flower and Garden Show.  I am trying to refine it more and work out what I want with them.  I do like where they are going.  I will continue to keep experimenting. The other day I took the Tamron 150-600mm that I have on loan from Maxwell International Australia back to the Melbourne Zoo and was taking photos.  As we headed to the gorilla enclosure we walked around the corner and there in front of us was Kimya and her baby. She has a name name and is being called Kanzi. She was sitting on a hill eating.  I quickly got some photos then, as …

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Starting the Year as I Plan to Finish

Happy New Year It is the first of January as this post publishes, and I no doubt will be fast asleep, well I hope I am. In the last 12 months I have concentrated on learning things and trying some things.  In between I did a few art images. Admittedly the year started badly with a bad back that meant I couldn’t sit for very long and wouldn’t able to spend a lot of time working on images.  As the year progressed I still didn’t do many, but it is something that I want to get back to.  Robyn’s One Four Challenge was great to help me get back into it and realised that perhaps I should be doing more.  So I am hoping to do a lot more of this next year.  It is something I love doing a lot. My back is so much better now and it is much easier to sit for longer periods of time. I have gone through this blog and the one on my website and found images …