Monthly Archive: September 2014

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Be true to who you are

My daughter has a genetic condition called Ectodermal Dysplasia (ED), which has a number of symptoms associated with it, including hair growing very sparsly. She used to wear a wig, and still does when the mood takes, but she took a very brave decision some time ago, to just wear nothing or a headscarf (to keep warm – temperature control is also associated with Ectodermal Dysplasia) she feels she’s not herself with the wig – not an easy decision when you are going through your teens. The image is to show how she feels constrained with the wig, and the...

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Create a simple Photoshop Brush

I thoughtI would post this very small basic tutorial here. How many of you have spent hours trawling the net for brushes? In that time you could have created your own, they could be different from any others you will see. If you enter Salon’s or competitions you should really create your own, as it is against the rules of most of the competitions if you don’t. So what can you make photoshop brush’s of? well your imagination really is the limit, smoke, blood, paint splodges, leaves, writing are just a few examples. Below is a very simple one, just...

Weathering The Storm 5

HiTech v Lee Big Stopper review

Some time ago I did a brief tutorial on the HiTech big stopper (note this is their New version that isn’t subject to IR contamination). As I mentioned I only bought the HiTech as the LEE had such a long lead time, however I kept my order on with the LEE as I wasn’t convinced with the HiTech. Cost HiTech = £69.99 LEE = £100 Winner = HiTech Lead Times LEE 7 Months HiTech 5 days Winner = HiTech Construction HiTech = CR39 LEE = Glasss The LEE gives slightly better clarity of image (you can’t really see it at...

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..To post or not to post (on photosharing websites)

For some time I’ve been considering whether or not to post on photosharing sites designed for photographers (eg Flickr, 500px and ePhotozine). After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to pull back somewhat from my activity on these sites. I have asked myself, Why do I continue to post on the photosharing sites? When was the last time another photographer bought an image? When I gave it thought, it was for the commebts to improve my work, but comments fall ito two camps “wow what a great image” or occasionally “I don’t like this type of image” neither of which...