Tuesday, January 31, 2012

secret thursdays: how to remove under eye shadows in photoshop

Ok so this weeks tutorial is how to remove the under eye shadow/bags in photoshop.  It's a very quick tutorial you can spend a little longer on your photos than I did, sorry about the sound of my computer taking off again ;)

I've had some of my work published this month and a small interview about me in NeverLazy magazine, if you're interested check it out here, it's on page 106.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

sleepless summer

Model: Courtney Palmer
Styled by: Courtney Palmer
Make up: Heather Davern @ Illamasqua

The best way out is always through: Robert Frost

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

secret thursdays: how to add a vignette/lens fall effect in photoshop

 before and after
Model: Courtney Palmer
Stylist: Courtney Palmer
Make up: Heather Davern @ Illamasqua
More photos to come when my computer starts working a bit faster...

I'm starting a new feature on my blog called secret thursdays.  Here I'll be putting editing and photographic tutorials up to show you some things I do to my photographs in photoshop as I've had a few questions from people.  This first tutorial is one of the first editing techniques that I learnt and I still do it to most of my photographs.  It's a very subtle vignette effect.  If there's anything you'd like to know about editing please feel free to ask and I'll do my best to do a tutorial on it.  Sorry about the bad sound quality in some parts it was a bit of an experiment.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

vagabond part II

Model: Leslie Marks
Designer: Laura Marshall

The truth is that it is natural, as well as necessary, for every man to be a vagabond occasionally:  Samuel H. Hammond

Monday, January 9, 2012

My cousin's wedding

Ocean and Cub
Taken two years ago on the beautiful beaches of South Australia

Only when we change and grow, we'll see a world we never know: from Wisdom of the Orange Woodpecker

Monday, January 2, 2012

a goal without a plan is just a wish

Happy New Years everyone!  I spent mine having a house party with friends followed by a walk down to rosebay in sydney where we sat on the beach and watched the harbour bridge fireworks going off in the distance.  They out did themselves this year, best fireworks I think I've seen :)

So plans for 2012..
I've come to realise how important it is to make goals for yourself, even 'to do' lists are mini goals which help towards the final aim.  Writing down a goal makes it even more powerful and breaking the goals down to smaller monthly chunks or daily tasks is more manageable. So spend a little less time on your shopping list and a little more time on a getting most out of life list.  Start with the big goal and a date when it is to be achieved by and work backwards along the steps to work out how to accomplish it.  My new years resolution is to keep on top of my to do lists that lead to my goals.

Here's a list of 2011's main events and achievements

  • we left Australia to backpack around asia-thailand, cambodia, indonesia and complete the top gear challenge of biking from the south of vietnam (saigon) up to the north (hanoi)
  • back home for visits and to meet each others family in england and wales
  • returning to australia, sydney this time to stay still
  • I started studying business to get a student visa to stay longer in Australia
  • I did some assisting for an awesome fashion photographer
  • I was booked for my first wedding photography job
  • I had my work published in an online magazine

For 2012 I want to/will be:

  • getting onto a sponsored visa to stay in Australia
  • going back to england to be a bridesmaid (so exciting)
  • assisting more fashion photographers regularly to learn as much as I can about photography
  • have some photos printed in a real life publication 
  • reading more again
  • taking photographs with film
  • learning french
  • have many more blog followers!