Thursday, 30 December 2010

Best of 2010

With 2010 drawing to a close I though it might be a good time to look back at some of the videos I’ve made this year. I’m not 100% sure exactly how many Photoshop tutorials and photography tips videos I made this year but for the purposes of this post I’ll stick to the publicly available content on my YouTube Channel.

So from the 28 videos I uploaded to YouTube here are the top videos in various categories…

Longest video - The 10 minute Emergency Christmas Card Photoshop Technique.
Made for my friends at I originally planned to call this the 5 minute Christmas card technique, but I quickly realised it was going to take much longer then I had planned hence the name.

Shortest video - Star Rotation Effect - Photoshop CS5 New Action.
This was a video I made for the Next Photoshop Evangelist competition. Part of the entry requirements was the video had to be less then 2 minutes long and feature the concept of twenty. See if you can spot it!

Most Commented - Grey background lighting tips and tricks
Another studio/portrait tutorial but this time I demonstrated three lighting tricks with one grey background cloth.

Most Viewed - How to shoot an unusual self portrait.
Me, myself and I get together to make a very strange self portrait. The opening minute was great fun to make and was a learning curve on how to use Adobe Premiere Elements to creatively edit videos.

And finally my favourite video of 2010
To be honest I’m really happy with almost all of my videos, but there are a few that stand out.

Of the 15 minute challenges my last video of the year, filmed at Winchester Cathedral, is high on my favourites list. It produced some of the best images I’ve taken this year and was a location I intend to return to later in the year. The 15 minute challenge in Kens Field was a real tough challenge photographically, so coming back with anything worth showing is a success.

Teaming up with Jared Polin from Fro Knows Photo was a fun thing to try and may be repeated again in 2011 either with Jared or other photographers / Photoshop experts.

But if I had to pick just one video it would be Long exposure technique. It combines some useful photography tips with a bit of fun and produced a stunning photo. Incidentally there is an extended version of this video on the Photo Beach Teach DVD which includes the part where my cable release fell into the water!

So that’s it for 2010. Look out for more Photoshop videos, more Photography tips videos, more review videos and more 15 minute photo challenges videos in 2011.


Unknown said...

Thanks for all the great tutorials Gav. And thank you for being part of The Photoshop Nuts at (as well as a friend and cake delivery service ;) )

Here's to 2010 and roll on 2011!

Tess said...

I just yesterday stumbled across your YouTube channel and was entranced! I was up until 1.30 a.m. trying out your Photoshop tutorials, and can confidently say I learned more about Photoshop yesterday then in the last two years. Thank you, and a happy new year to you!

Renee said...

Happy New Year, Gavin ;-)

thanks for all your greats tipps ;-)

Unknown said...

thanx for all your inspiration, Gavin!
Can't wait to follow you in 2011!

best wishes for 2011 :)

Chippykev said...

Happy new year Gavin, you have taught me a great deak in 2010, hope 2011 will be as good.

Mireanu. said...

Happy new year Gavin! thank you for all photo tutorial's. I learn a lot of stuff about photoshop thx to you. Again happy new year and all the best!

Mike Fitton said...

Thank you for all of your tutorials and posts Gavin! All the very best to you and your family in the New Year!

Kitty said...

Thanks for all the great tutorials and general educational info this year. I hope you and yours have a wonderful 2011. :)

fosie1955 said...

And it's a big Thankyou from me . Your tutorials have inspired me through the last year, please continue into 2011. Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Thanks for everything so far Gavin. All the best to you and your family for 2011.

Rian said...

Thank you very much Gavin for all the tutorials in the past year. I enjoyed every one of them. You've made me a better photographer !
I wish you all the best for 2011. May you make lots of tutorials !

cymric said...

I can honestly say you are my "Guru" when it comes to Photoshop. All the tutorials are great & simple to understand.

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