Friday, 14 November 2008

Cloning a Wing Tip in Photoshop

We went through this technique at the last workshop but it wasn't in the notes so here it is. A quick and easy way to fix an image of a bird in flight when you have cropped the tip of one wing. This same technique (the first half of the video) can be used to reposition the subject in the frame to make a more pleasing composition.


Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Little Desert Field Workshop

Well I made it back from the Little Desert Field Workshop and what a good weekend we had. 12 brave folk got up a 5am both mornings to dubious weather. With brave faces we headed out regardless and the gods smiled upon our tenacity and made for some fantastic shooting conditions with amazing clouds, fantastic light and great landscapes. We shot a variety of subjects from old wrecks (above) to landscapes, flowers and birds. Everyone involved getting into the spirit of things and doing their up most to improve their photographic skills and vision. Druing lunch and after dinner we headed back to the lodge for some digital darkroom lessons with a few brave souls staying with me til 11pm knowing that in a few short hours they had to get up and do it all again.

All in all we had a great weekend. I learnt a thing or two myself (isn't photography great) and made a bunch of new friends and caught up with a few old friends from previous courses.

We are in the process of finalising the dates for a few courses next year so stay tuned over the next couple of weeks.

Thanks to those how came along and hope to see you at another event soon.



Photo info - D3, 14-24mm f2.8 finished in Nik Colour Efex Read more...

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Little Desert Workshop, one opening...

I just received an email an email from one of the participants from this weekends Little Desert National Park Field Workshop telling me that they are sick and not going to be able to make it this weekend. I have left messages with those on the waiting list but not heard back so here you go, your chance to come along and develop your skills and photographic vision. The Little Desert National Park is looking great at the moment with flowers, grasses and wildlife a plenty. I was there a few weeks ago scouting locations for the workshop and really excited about this weekend.Here is a link for the details of the trip and if you are keen then email me a to reserve your spot. It’s first come, first serve so be quick. Hope you can join us! Read more...

Spring Photography Madness

Well things haven't eased up around here. Spring has been going crazy with interesting projects taking me allover the country, shooting loads of interesting and different subjects.

From cityscapes here in Adelaide.

The wet(ish) spring has been great for the native flower populations all over the country. Orchids have had an especially good year including the exciting King Spider Orchid

As well as mammals and birds galore.

It has been a hectic season for me with well over a 100GB of new images added to the library, plenty of new experiences and loads of new friends made out in the field. Both the people I have been working with, workshop participants and folk I have met out in the field have all added to a wonderful spring.

Things won't be easing up too soon either, with the next few weeks full of workshops, shoots and deadlines I will be pretty busy but loving every minute of it. Hope you spring has been as fun and successful and I will return in a few weeks to share some of the things I have learnt over the last few months. Read more...