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Welcome to RyanPhotography, we hope you enjoy viewing our latest blog posts and please feel free to comment.  Photography for us isn't just a hobby it is a passion.  Learning new techniques in processing as well as learning how to photograph different objects is something we thoroughly enjoy.   For us, Photography is our way of getting out and about... we love to visit stately homes as well as formal gardens.  We photograph a broad range of subjects, including landscapes, flowers and architectural buildings. However, portrait photography is not in our forte... perhaps it is something we might consider doing once we become more confident and experienced in our photography skills.

Oh those decisions, decisions….

Why is it hard to make up my mind? I have Lightroom 5.5 and Photoshop…. so I can quite merrily do most things I want to do with a photograph.  But here is the problem… Adobe are not releasing stand alone versions of Photoshop any more.  Everything, except Lightroom is CC (Creative Cloud). Adobe just …

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Graduated Filter Tip…

Another tool in Lightroom I use regularly is the graduated filter… again you have many options with this tool, including exposure, contrast, tint, temperature and you can even add colour. But one thing I found with the graduated filter tool is that if you decrease the exposure, say to make the sky go darker…. and …

Lets have some orb fun…

Photography isn’t just about going out and snapping photographs and posting them on a blog… photography has to be about fun… enjoyment and experimentation. Now experimentation doesn’t just to have to be achieved with holding a camera in your hand.  It can be about using Photoshop to have some fun. Take this image for instance… …

Picking the right lens….

No matter how much reading you do… you just can’t cover all aspects when it comes to picking your camera make and lenses.  Between us we have two Canon Cameras the EOS 600D and the EOS 1100D We are both satisfied with our cameras, mind you we both would love to have a Canon 5D MKIII camera …

Reworking yacht picture

Earlier this year we went to Leigh-on-Sea and took some photographs, before popping into the in-laws and grabbing a cuppa. Today I decided to use the techniques from my earlier post, called, Plain Boring to…, on this yacht image and here is the result… From this… To this…

From plain boring to….

Now I don’t know about you… but sometimes Photoshop puts the fear of God up me.  And the worst part is no matter how many videos you watch, until you get to grips with Photoshop, you feel as if you are a fish out of water at times. Then comes the fear of asking others, …

Reworking a Dahlia

Back in 2013 using Lightroom I processed this photo of a Dahlia in a post called Magenta Magic and I have reworked this once before by converting it to black and white, which can be viewed in a post called  Lighroom Radial Filter. Tonight I wanted to rework this photo again, this time using a texture… …

Leathered

Leathered One of our favourite places to visit is Scotney Castle in Kent.. The above picture was created firstly by merging three auto-bracketed photos into one HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. Once the image was created, I then played around with image, in Lightroom, until I was happy with it.. which left me with the …