Who am I?
Hi, and Welcome,
I live on the Isle of Wight, England, a very photogenic island off the south coast of England.
I’m an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Photoshop, and Lightroom.
I also use Adobe: Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Audition in my everyday workflows.
Technical qualifications aside, I’m an un-qualified photographer. I mention un-qualified, because there are many highly trained photographer’s out there, very frustrated by interloper’s like myself. As far as photography is concerned I’m still on the curve. I don’t understand studio lighting, or even flash techniques. But, when it comes to post-processing, I do know my ‘stuff’.
Strictly, I’m a hobbyist Landscape Photographer, (who isn’t these days). Besides Landscapes, I also do shoot some Stock Photography, which mainly involves people doing ‘things’ in a different environments.
I remember what it was like to climb the mountain which is Photoshop.
Hopefully, the structured approach in my videos will help you to get to the point where you can say. “I need this effect, and I know the tools I need to use to achieve my vision”.
Slavishly learning other’s techniques, though useful, will not really give you a REAL understanding of how Photoshop works.
It will take months, if not years, to reach the point of nirvana where your vision can be created easily – because you know what tools to use. Persevere, it’s worth it, even you think you are not really creative – you are – and Photoshop will help you achieve quite amazing work. Even if you’ve never used a pencil, or brush since elementary school.
Lightroom, though easier to understand, is still a hard climb for new starters.
For most hobby photographers, Lightroom is really all you need. Yet, I still meet many people, with expensive cameras, still only using the JPEG output of their camera; rather than unlocking the huge potential that developing in raw will deliver.
I try my best to be in your shoes, not my current pair.
Their will also be some kit reviews. And sometimes blogs about my day’s out in the field, or anything that captures my interest.