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by Paul Heester
Thu 13 Jan 2022, 08:19
Forum: General
Topic: 12th Jan model shoot
Replies: 1
Views: 47

12th Jan model shoot

Morning All Just a quick post to show members who couldnt make it what we did last night. We had 3 lighting setups, my own butterfly lighting which was a single strobe on a DIY beauty dish. Then we had Andrew's backdrop with the clubs 2 continuous lights setup (members are welcome to borrow these fo...
by Paul Heester
Fri 31 Dec 2021, 10:18
Forum: Photo of the Month
Topic: Paul's Photo of the Month
Replies: 21
Views: 4879

Re: Paul's Photo of the Month

And squeezing in December's image at the eleventh hour is a quick snapshot I took a few weeks back of a tower near Bishopsgate in foggy conditions. I used Snapseed on my phone to alter perspective, contrast and convert to mono. Have enjoyed this Photo of the Month for 2021 and will see how January g...
by Paul Heester
Fri 26 Nov 2021, 10:19
Forum: Photo Sharing
Topic: Oaks Park
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: Oaks Park

Cracking shot Mike and Im glad you persevered in looking for an image as you've certainly succeeded.

For those looking for woodland inspiration I would suggest Simon Baxter - https://www.instagram.com/baxter.photos/ his YouTube videos are enjoyable as well.
by Paul Heester
Thu 25 Nov 2021, 14:35
Forum: General
Topic: Photography News Podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Photography News Podcast

Hi Andrew

I missed the first half, do you have the podcast details? Thanks.
by Paul Heester
Tue 16 Nov 2021, 13:35
Forum: Photo of the Month
Topic: Paul's Photo of the Month
Replies: 21
Views: 4879

Re: Paul's Photo of the Month

A quick snapshot on my walk to work saw these gulls with a late addition trying to muscle in! Used the B&W adjustment layer in PS and slid down the blue control to give a more stark contrast.

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by Paul Heester
Sat 16 Oct 2021, 16:22
Forum: Photo of the Month
Topic: Paul's Photo of the Month
Replies: 21
Views: 4879

Re: Paul's Photo of the Month

No light panel this month! Found a green leaf from a creeper tree at work and decided to ignore the autumnal colours and go for the textures, which of course B&W tends to bring out. I like how its got a leathery look to it. Lit from window light with white card reflector and dodged and burnt in ...
by Paul Heester
Thu 14 Oct 2021, 08:43
Forum: Photo of the Month
Topic: Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares
Replies: 31
Views: 6954

Re: Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares

Yes it has improved it! There still appears to be a bluish cast on the left hand side, a colour adjustment layer could remove that. In regards to the other models feet you could lighten them so they're more in keeping with the other brighter areas?
by Paul Heester
Wed 13 Oct 2021, 14:08
Forum: Photo of the Month
Topic: Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares
Replies: 31
Views: 6954

Re: Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares

It improves on it for me but whilst I wouldnt call it insipid it may need a subtle texture on the back or a vignette?? Lets see if anyone else has an opinion...
by Paul Heester
Tue 12 Oct 2021, 16:38
Forum: Photo of the Month
Topic: Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares
Replies: 31
Views: 6954

Re: Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares

It looks better to my eye already! I think the refresh of the screen has caused some blockiness around the middle left of the image which a judge would no doubt attribute to dodgy Photoshopping. It may therefore be necessary to clone out those squares. And I appreciate it was a rough and ready selec...
by Paul Heester
Tue 12 Oct 2021, 08:36
Forum: Photo of the Month
Topic: Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares
Replies: 31
Views: 6954

Re: Photo of the Month - 2021 - Iggy Tavares

Hi Iggy

I like this image and the main model looks sharp enough to me but maybe the hi-res version says otherwise. The lines from the background display are a bit distracting. I would be tempted to make a selection around the display and apply a gaussian blur just enough so those lines disappear.

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