Tango in San Telmo
This week I have been in Buenos Aires. It is a fabulous time to visit: spring is in full swing, the Jacaranda trees are covered in purple flowers, the weather is balmy, and people spill out onto the streets outside the many cafes and bars in this vibrant South American city. One of the things […]
The Curves Tool: Lightroom versus Photoshop
Lightroom’s editing capabilities are sufficient for 95% of my requirements – in other words, most of the time. However, one of the reasons I do find myself launching Photoshop is to use Photoshop’s Curves tool, as I find that the Curves tool within Lightroom is often not sufficient for my needs. Why? There are three main reasons...
Posted in China
A Postcard from Hong Kong
This week, I spent two days in "the world's most vertical city": Hong Kong. The first and last time I visited the city was about a year ago - also for just two days - and I remember being so wiped out by the combination of heat and humidity together with the eight-hour time-zone change that it was a struggle to find the energy to do very much other than wander the maze of streets, enjoy the frenetic atmosphere and sample some of the many great places to eat and drink. This time, I resolved to do better.
Posted in England
A Weekend in Blackpool, England
I recently spent a great weekend in Blackpool, England, on a 'Creating Dramatic Images' workshop run by David Nightingale of www.chromasia.com. Although I grew up in England, I have spent large parts of my adult life living abroad, and consequently there are numerous parts of Great Britain I have never visited: Blackpool and the Fylde Coast in the county of Lancashire in the North West of England being one of them. So as well as attending the workshop, I was looking forward to the opportunity of getting out in Blackpool and exploring the surrounding area.
Posted in India
Street Photography in India
India is a fabulous place for photography – no more so than when it comes to its people. Many Indians are more than happy to oblige if you ask to take their photograph, which makes for wonderful opportunities for impromptu street portraits. In my experience, this is in stark contrast to the response you can […]