I was asked if you could get good shots on the beach when it was overcast and showers. Here is Amie on Bournemouth beach on 30th March last year in exactly those conditions. We were dashing back and forth to the van to avoid the rain and had to simulate some sun with an off camera strobe. So what is the answer, can you?
In The Rain
So girls and boys don’t be afraid of getting a little wet. You can still get a shot for your portfolio when rain is predicted and falls.
Posted in Model Casting, Model Portfolio, Model tips, Photographic Lighting Tips, Photography, Top Tips for Models
Tagged commercial, editorial, fashion, helpful hints, photography, photographybychris, Top Tips
My last post was on a similar subject but the video had no sound. I hadn’t mastered Adobe Captivate 5.5 trial version. I still haven’t but at least I can give you sound . I have now figured out how to stop the panning but I am afraid you will have to put up with it on this one.
This is all about how to create a mask and change the background on your image, hope you get something out of it.
Masking with Adobe Photoshop CS5
Here is the video
and here is the final image
Tips on masking in Adobe Photoshop CS5
I cannot believe I haven’t made a post since Easter. I won’t make an excuse because excuses are like a***holes….everybody has one.
Instead I am going to try and help someone who asked me today how to use masks to replace a background. Here is a little demonstration using Adobe Photoshop CS5. There is no sound as I am using Adobe Captivate 5.5 Trial version and sound isn’t included.
Hope you get something out of it.
Posted in Adobe Photoshp, CS5 Tutorial, Photography, Photography Tips
Tagged "editing tips", Adobe, cs5, helpful hints, masks, photography, photoshop, software
Have you heard of Pinterest?
‘Her Indoors’, always on top of things, tells me that it is the social site of the future.
Click here and the come back and tell me what you think?
In my last post I gave a brief review of Lightroom 4 Beta. I stated that I was having a problem when I uploaded an image to Flickr.
Petesky came up with this solution:
“Ok, checked your blog. Now I see what you mean. I had exactly the same problem as you with lightoom. Lightoom default is to export images (to an editing program) as Prophoto RGB.You need to go into Edit-Peferences-External Editing and change it to sRGB.”
That did sort it and so thank you Petesky.
I decided to give it another go and edited one of this series of 15 images and then synchronised. All the images were updated and no firther edits were made before I used the slide show function to produce the video below.
Verdict cannot wait for my jewelry shoot on February 4, the post production work has just been cut down to about 10 minutes.
Posted in Model Portfolio, Model tips, Photographic Lighting Tips, Photography, Photography Tips, Top Tips for Models
Tagged "Lightroom 4 Beta", "Studland Bay House", Adobe, helpful hints, photography, photoshop, Raphaella, Studland
These boots are made for walking
Yes we have a winner. Amie was your choice with a majority of 1. The actual results are below. Thank you so much to the thirty three people that voted, it has been a great help.
Gallery Poll Results
All the models I work with are always amazing and so I have no favourites.
Well done Amie and her Gallery will be going up shortly.
Matt Harper has been a professional photographer for the last 5 years and beside exciting his clients with his wedding and portrait photography, he also specializes in Glamour and has worked with many established and aspiring models to produce some stunning glamour images. In fact he is affectionately known as General Gusset by his peers.
I needed to add to my series of Top Tips For Models and asked Matt to give his advice on this blog, which he graciously agreed to do. Here are his words of wisdom but if you continue the content may not be suitable for children.