Wednesday, 29 July 2009

How to do amazing garden photography in 15 minutes - Week 63

What is the 15 minute photo challenge? One location, one lens and only 15 minutes to bag the best photos.

In this video I take up the challenge to find and photograph stunning pictures in a wet summer garden. Armed only with an Canon SLR, 50mm lens and a beautiful garden to work in.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Improve your smoke photos with a Photoshop Quick Tip-Week 62

If you followed the live action tutorial on how to photograph smoke patterns, then photoshop expert Gavin Hoey has so quick tips to get your smoke photos looking bright and colourful.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Smoke Photography made simple - week 62

Smoke has a hidden beauty that can only be unlocked with the help of photography.

In this video photography expert Gavin Hoey demonstrates a simple but effective set up using off camera flash (strobist technique).

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Fun with Photoshop & Flickr - Week 61

Like lots of people, I love the website, but with thousands of images being uploaded every minute it can be hard to come up with something different. So after a bit of head scratching I decided to play flickr at it's own game and hide mosics of images inside sets. I like to call them "photostream mosaics"

View the results here and then watch the video to create your own.

Remember to leave a comment and a link to your own photostream mosaics so we can see the bigger picture.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Nice white teeth - Photoshop quick tip - Week 60

Nobody wants yellow teeth so in this photoshop quick tip, digital expert Gavin Hoey shows you a quick and simple way of whittening yellow teeth.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Text in a Circle - Photoshop Quick Tip - Week 59

Typing text in a circle is surprisingly easy, once you know how. Photoshop expert Gavin Hoey walks you through the basic technique and includes some advanced tips on stretching the text and flipping the words to make them readable.

For more information about the artist "IF-E" check out his profile at

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Poppy field photography: behind the scenes - Week 58

It pays to have a camera with you at all times, because you never know when a photo opportunity might appear. In this impromptu photo shoot, I took some great pictures in a field of poppies.

Take a closer look at some of the photos from the shoot.