July 26, 2011

Selection Tools In Photoshop Part-1

One of Adobe Photoshop's strongest features is the many ways we can make selections. Having so many different approaches to isolating pixels from each other gives us incredible flexibility in image compositing. Here's a quick Photoshop video tip to download on making selections with the Circular Marquee Tool. If you like this tip, I will be posting more of these as I prepare for a bunch of upcoming programs, webinars, and new on-line tutorials. Look forward to any of your feedback. To download the video, click this link.

July 24, 2011

Photo Illustration... Irish Style...

In Orvieto, Italy, a couple of years back, I met this great Irish guy named Vincent O'Byrne. I attended one of his programs and it was really different and inspiring. Vincent is an advertising photographer based in Dublin, but perhaps he his best known for his Fine Art Fantasy Nudes.

I have just had a look at his recent high quality video production showing how he creates some of his Illustrative images. What I like about these tutorial movies is that he shares his creative process in a way to help to pre-visualize images. Vincent talks about the 'Spark of an Idea' and shows how he develops those ideas into hard copy images. He also shows how he works with his model in a live studio scenario, illustrating how he lights and poses the model for the perfect image. Finally, he takes his captures into Photoshop and composites them with the simplest of techniques. All in all, this is a fabulous production and great value for money running at just over 2 hours. Check out this sample clip on U-tube to get a taste.


It is available as a digital download at http://www.vincentobyrnebeinspired.com/

July 18, 2011

New Kelbytraining.com Tutorials On-Line

Kelbytraining.com just released my third set of on-line digital photography tutorials. These new lessons follow me through a start to finish location job from client meetings to finished images. Location portraiture, tethered shooting, interiors, light painting, and multi-image special effects are all covered here. Check it out! Click to view lessons titles

July 07, 2011

California Photo Festival Coming this Fall

This October, Light Photography Workshops will hold their second annual California Photo Festival held in San Luis Obispo. Last year's festival was a lot of fun and education for everyone involved. Helene and I had a great time and we are both looking forward to the big event. This year will be bigger and better then ever with more hands-on photography classes and some of the best photography instructors in the industry. Check out all the info at www.californiaphotofest.com. We hope to see you there!

July 06, 2011

Photography Exhibition At The Art Institute Of Atlanta-Decatur

I am very excited to say that this fall during “Atlanta Celebrates Photography” month, The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur will showcase my very first solo photography exhibition of my fine art images entitled “Shape & Shadow”. The two month long show will consist of my architectural abstract photography that I have been working on for the last decade along with some of my commercial montage illustrations. It’s a really great gallery right in the heart of Decatur with large windows facing the street. Canon Explorers of Light will sponsor the exhibition as all the work was done with Canon digital cameras and printed on my Canon large format printer. I am planning a three-hour evening Canon program on October 27th at Professional Photo Resources in Atlanta open to the public to attend. The following night, October 28 will be an open house reception at the AIA Decatur gallery that I hope many of my Atlanta friends will be able to attend. The show will run for all of October and November at the Decatur Campus Gallery. Got lots of work ahead to get ready for this and I will give some updates along the way as I prepare for this. Here are just a few of the selected images I will be showing…. Hope to see you there!