Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Secret Thursday: How to convert your photo to black and white in a non destructive way

I love black and white photographs but came to realise this week when I had the opportunity to assist an another awesome fashion photographer, that I'd been losing the quality of my photographs with the way that I had converting them in photoshop.  I figured maybe other people could be making this same mistake so here's a tutorial for the new and improved monotoning of my photos.

If it get's a bit confusing the constant rule, here it is written out:

Whatever value you have gone over or under of the 100%, take this value, halve it then reverse it. e.g. 130% would be 30 over, so halve is 15, then reverse so -15.  This is just a rough rule use it to figure out what you think looks best.  If this video helps you in anyway please take a second to click the 'like' button on youtube.

It's been a busy last couple of weeks for me, I've been house hunting, then moving, assessments at college, working, assisting and having my mum over from England for a visit!  But the weekend's nearly here and I'll be off to the hunter valley for some chocolate tasting, wine tasting and cheese tasting.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Savoire Faire


Model: Doni Gales
Stylist: Viktoria Novak
Make up: Nicolle Adrichem
Hair: Roxanne Cahill
With thanks to Ben Scott of Studio 501

Last weekend I attending a photographic gathering at Studio 501 in Sydney, there were six models a stylist, make up artists, hair stylists and about 30 photographers who turned up to meet and shoot together.  Doni was the first girl I shot when I arrived and I stole her straight away and took her outside for this quick photo shoot.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Model: Alex Wallace
Dress: Kunynghame by Stephanie Cuningham
Hair and Makeup: Emer Hawkins

Friday, May 4, 2012

last minute mini shoot

I loved this dress of Stephanie Cunningham's so much when I saw it on Facebook that I quickly asked her if we could shoot it.  The last minute shoot was organised for this morning with Alex Wallace modelling and hair and make up by Emer Hawkins (you can see her make up blog here)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Secret Thursday: How to change eye colour using photoshop

Wise words that I definitely need to take note of:

There are two ways to get enough.  One is to continue to accumulate more and more  The other is to desire less and less:  G.K. Chesteron