I’m a huge fan of Creative Live, and I’ve been supporting and following their photography and software instructors since the very first broadcast.
It’s a free on-line resource who’s remit is to make learning an interactive and life long experience. Whats more, is it’s totally free to the whole world and open to anyone with internet access.
This week I’ve been watching Dave Cross’s excellent three-day lecture on Photoshop Essentials, and been brushing up on some of the more basic ideas and functions of Photoshop.
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Congratulations to you both on the birth of your baby boy.
I’d just like to let you know that I think the name ‘George’ is a wonderful name for a little boy, although you’ve really upset my daughter Kirsty, who has already named her youngest son George.
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I’ve owned a couple of Apple products since 2010 and use a 27 inch iMac and a beautiful Mac Book Pro with a 13 inch monitor.
In general I’m really pleased with their performance, the Mac Book Pro especially is fantastic, incredibly fast for such small notebook and beautifully engineered.
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My friend, fellow photographer, and local butcher Tim Wood asked me if I’d take some photographs for a new poster campaign to help spread awareness of Bridgend’s Indoor Market situated in The Rhiw Arcade.
If you’ve visited Bridgend town recently you’ll be all too aware of how badly the ongoing recession has hit this once bustling old market town.
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I must admit, I really enjoy photographing stage shows and this evening was no exception.
Bryntirion Comprehensive School put on a brilliant performance of The Wizard Of Oz, and I was blown away by their fantastic musical.
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We all take the internet for granted these day’s, but in 1926 to get a photograph cabled and printed in a newspaper on the other side of The Atlantic, then things were a little more complex.
This sketching shows the enormous complexity of the problem during the pre-digital/internet era.
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I was having some fun in Photoshop and decided to alter an image I shot last year.
I ended up with this, by using a combination of the ‘Liquify Tool’ and ‘Burning and Dodging’ the shadows and highlights.
What do you think?
Yesterday afternoon Saturday the 29th of June, I was assigned to photograph the Armed Forces Day Parade, in Bridgend for the third year running.
All the images featured in this post will be printed in this weeks edition of The Gem newspaper, on Thursday July the 4th and are available for purchase, from the ‘Client Area’ on my website. (Please see the navigation bar on the left), or follow the link here – http://randelljohn.smugmug.com/Events/Armed-Forces-Day-Bridgend-2013/30278977_d4ZQTg#!i=2606496025&k=7hLbGgM
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