Tuesday, 31 May 2011

28 Days of Photoshop

I don't have Photoshop. And I can't afford to buy it. I downloaded the 30 day trial version 2 days ago and proceeded to neglect it for a while. But now it's time to change. It's pointless downloading the trial if I'm not going to make use of it. Which is where this project comes in.

I've decided to do a 28 days of photoshop project, hence the title of this post. It will consist of 28 photos (if I have the time and patience– and enough ideas). However, I won't be doing a photo every single day because I have plans for three of these days, from the 6th til the 8th, but I will try to make up for this by doing more t
han one on certain days.

Short post, I know but I don't really have all that much to say on the subject since I've only just started the project.

But here is day 1:

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Macro Photos Minus the Massive Price

A few posts ago I mentioned the act of freelensing and said I'd post more examples in due course. Since then, I've really gotten into freelensing and, in particular, reversing the camera lens and using it as a macro lens. This is a much cheaper option than forking out £100+ for an actual macro lens but takes much more skill and patience than just finding a bug or a flower or whatever and snapping away.

I thought I'd use this space to display some freelensing shots that I haven't uploaded to flickr, plus a couple of my personal favourites. So, here you go:

Monday, 23 May 2011

Apologies & General Change

Yes, I realise that in my last post I said that I would update my blog more frequently and Flickr less so but recently I've been neglecting both. I just wanted to formally apologise for being generally rubbish. So, sorry about that.

Second thing I wanted to talk about was me starting a second blog on this site. I like to think this blog is purely for photography-type topics but unfortunately it's a topic that I usually have very little to speak about, leading this blog to be updated very rarely compared to most blogs I've seen on this site. However, I really like the idea of having a blog, like a diary that doesn't require a working pen (which is something of a rarity in my house). But, having this acting as a purely photography based blog, I'm unable to update and post as much as I'd like to.

All of this is leading me to start a new blog containing snippets of my life, like extracts from an unwritten autobiography. I'll going to try and keep the blogs separate but there probably will be some crossover, with some posts on the general blog having a vague mention of photography at some point.

I'm guessing that my new blog will most likely be about college, exams, university and friends- the typical teenage topics. But I'll try to make it witty. Emphasis on 'try', I may not/probably won't get it right.

So, for general insights into my life you could follow this blog, which will be updated gradually within the next few days, then hopefully more frequently thereafter.