Friday, 27 July 2012

So exciting!

Well, I had a wonderful surprise this morning. I subscribe to a number of blogs and read through them each morning whilst drinking my coffee (it takes at least two cups to wake me up!).

When I reached the Weekly Photography Tips feed there was ONE OF MY PHOTOS! I'm so awake now! :o)

Thank you Scott!!

Rich


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Lacock Abbey Revisited


Back in April I took a trip to Lacock Abbey with some college friends. I wrote a blog entry about it and included an HDR image I created using Photoshop.

I wasn't totally happy with the results. Though it was a fairly accurate reflection of how I remembered the room, I felt it was a little soft and lacked some texture.

The image you see above was generated from the same series of photos, but this time processed with both Photoshop and Nik HDR Efex Pro 2, and I much prefer this version. Click on the image to see a larger version.

The photos were combined in HDR Efex using the Dark dark to bring out the texture I wanted, but then back in Photoshop I desaturated the image a little to tone down the orange. I also used the patch, clone stamp and healing brush tools to remove what looked like a plastic covering on part of the wall (if you look closely at the photos in the original blog you will see it).

What do you think? Do you prefer this or the original version?

Rich

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Ashlea

Since it is Prom season I thought I'd share just a couple of photos I took recently of Ashlea.


The dress was hand-made just for the occasion - by my wife!


Take care

Rich

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Introducing Thomas


It was only a month ago I posted "bump" photos of Kaylie and Richard. Well, the bump is now this charming chap. I am very pleased to be able to introduce you to Thomas! :)


Usually very young babies sleep through their sessions, but not this little one. He was bright and alert almost the whole time. Only near the end did we get a couple of shots with him asleep.


I think he'd have crawled away given half a chance.

It was great to see Kaylie and Richard again and I am sure they are going to have lots of fun watching Thomas grow.

Take care!
Rich

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Engagement: Hannah and Matt


Well, it may have been the wettest June on record, but when I met Hannah and Matthew in Staunton Country Park for their engagement session it was a beautiful day.


The park is a lovely venue for a relaxed session, and it really does help to spend some time together before the big day. It gives me a chance to see how the couple act together, they can see how I work and get used to having a camera pointed at them.


We took a walk down to the pond and I am pretty sure Hannah was thinking of pushing poor Matt in!


In just four weeks I will be photographing their wedding day. I'm really looking forward to it!

If you would like to see a few more photos from this session then hit play and watch the slideshow...


More soon!

Take care
Rich