YouTube

I have started adding the few videos I make to a YouTube Channel.

These can be seen here

Mostly they will be of wildlife captured and edited using different hardware and software. Not sure yet which software i will finally settle on but its looking like Lightworks for the ease of trimming.

The hardware – Canon 5D Camera Mk II or Mk IV, Go-Pro Hero 4, iPhone 8 with DJI Mobile Stabilizer and a HD Camera Trap.

The Software – Lightworks 14.5, Premier Pro CS6, Photoshop CC 2018 and Premiere Elements 2018.

Kestrel lunch time romance, well almost.

This was made from a video I shot recently using my iPhone and a spotting scope. The video was made with the free version of Lightworks. I used the free version to compare it with others I have used. The trimming of clips etc is very easy, but using text and effects has taken a bit of getting used to. As to whether I will continue to use this, well the jury is still out

Experiments in Black and White

I have been playing with converting to Black and White and using luminosity masking to enhance the images. I have been using Gradients map adjustment layers with additional stops and masks to enhance the conversions. Then luminosity masks created using the ADP Pro V3 panel to enhance different tonal areas.

Northern Lanzarote BW
Northern Lanzarote
Single Gradient map conversion

Five Hundred Over Five (for Children with Cancer UK)

Children with Cancer UK

I was asked by a friend to take  photographs as part of his promotion of his upcoming charity Cycle of 500 miles over 5 days From Mon 18th to Fri 22nd June 2018

To see his story and to donate please visit www.justgiving.com and search for ‘Five Hundred over Five’

Photoshop – image tidy and object removal

I have recently been watching tutorials by PHLEARN at phlearn.com . The latest series was ‘How to Remove Anything in Photoshop’ as part of my continued practice at Repair and Restoration of images old and new.

To practice what I had seen I decided to clean up an image I took on a recent visit to the Walker Gallery in Liverpool. Can you spot the changes?

St Georges Hall, Liverpool

RSPB Leighton Moss iPhone Digiscoping Trial

Monday at RSPB Leighton Moss I thought I would try digiscoping again. The main issue was the vibration even though everything was mounted firmly with a hide clamp. An issue that is all to common with wildlife photography was the Otters arrived performed and went 15min before i got to the hide.

 

Bootstrap 4 and Backlight Pangolin

Both my main Photography website and my Nature and Wildlife website have  now been re-configured to use Bootstrap 4 (beta3) and Backlight Pangolin for image galleries See theturninggate.net

I have also subtly changed the design of my Photography website to distinguish it from my Nature and Wildlife site. Both have been given a new colour scheme especially the image galleries.