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Step by step editing of a natural light street portrait

10 August 2016

Over the course of my second round in the 100 Strangers project, I’ve been meaning to be bolder and try new things. This post shows an example of me trying a slightly different style from my usual bright, light, vibrant portraits for this project. It was a slightly overcast day with amazing light in Soho. […]

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Black and white female portrait

Post-processing tutorial #2: Converting to black and white in Lightroom

06 February 2016

Black and white photography can be extremely powerful. By taking colour away from an image, we remove a variable and thus shift more focus onto shapes, composition and lighting which can lead to dramatic changes in a shot’s overall mood. There’s a reason a lot of street photography is in black and white: the photographers want us to focus on fewer elements, to easily see what they saw, without the distraction of perhaps undesirable colour information in a scene they have no control over.

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Post-processing tutorial #1: Working with Curves adjustments

01 November 2015

My last post, ‘Street Portraiture – the 100 Strangers Project, Part II‘, received a lot of positive feedback regarding the post processing tips about fixing in-camera mistakes, so I thought it may be helpful to write more about this particular topic for those who would like to delve deeper into the subject!

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Street Portraiture – the 100 Strangers Project, Part II

27 September 2015

This post is for photographers interested in reading about the process of taking street portraits, and how to get the best possible results in-camera and using Photoshop. I’m going to review some of my own images and point out things that went wrong and how they could be fixed. You’ll be able to apply those learnings to your own photos as well.

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