Taken: 18th May 2013
Camera: Canon EOS600D
F Stop: f/4
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Focal Length: 60mm
Max Aperture: 3
Taken: 18th May 2013
Camera: Canon EOS1100D
F Stop: f/7.1
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Focal Length: 27mm
Max Aperture: 4 Continue reading →
Well I don’t know about you, but I love tips and tricks.. especially about Lightroom and Photoshop Elements 10. Yes there are loads of sites you can visit that teach you all about Lightroom, but one of my favourite sites is Lightroom Killer Tips, now I don’t know if you have visited that site.. but Matt Kloskowski, apart from teaching you tips and tricks in Lightroom; also offers a wide range of Free Presets for Lightroom. Continue reading →
When you arrive at Bateman’s, once going through the visitor centre you look down at Bateman’s House which is set within vast woodland. I just love the way that the house looks as if it is surrounded by woodland but once you get nearer to the house you can see the vast space surrounds the house. The pond, the borders, the gardens and house seem so secluded when viewed from a height.
Taken: 30th June 2012
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ-48
F Stop: f/4
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Focal Length: 16mm
Max Aperture: 3.53125
Wakehurst Place is a National Trust property located near Ardingly, West Sussex in the High Weald of southern England (grid reference TQ340315), comprising a late 16th century country house and a mainly 20th century garden, managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Continue reading →
Well today, I decided to purchase the Google Nik Software.. and wow am I impressed. I am still on the learning curve stage and to be perfectly honest haven’t got the foggiest idea of what I am doing… But hey ho that is the fun of photography and computer software.. the learning.
Back in February, I posted this image: Entrance to Bodiam And decided that I would use this photograph as a re-work project. That way I could compare what I achieved then using Lightroom and what I can achieve using the Google Nik Software. Continue reading →
I know I can hear the distant drums in the background and the echo of voices saying, “Here she goes, on about Lightroom yet again”, but honestly I have to tell you about a great blog I found yesterday.
It started with me looking for some information about adding Camera Profiles to Lightroom and reviewing the X-Rite ColourChecker Passport, which integrates into Lightroom and gives you the perfect White Balance and colourings.
Anyway, as you know I am an avid Lightroom fan, I adore this software and know that I couldn’t do without this excellent photography processing software.. you can take away the TV, the cooker and anything you want, but try and part this girl from her Lightroom and you will have a fight on her hands, believe me *as she clutches Lightroom tightly in her hands*. 😀 However, the only modules, in Lightroom, that I have had anything to do with, up until now, are the Library Module for organising my photos and the Develop Module for working on them in post-processing.
The other sections, I haven’t even ventured into yet as I don’t have to print photos and I don’t have an e-book to write or produce yet.
To be perfectly honest, they are parts of the software that I have not made myself familiar with, and elements of the software that I think I should get to know a bit better.
So, back to the crux of this post. There I was searching, when in my search results appeared a link for a site called Lightroom Secrets. As I was perusing this site’s vast information on Lightroom, I came across a post that spoke about templates in Lightroom and how to get free templates. This, particular post caught my attention, because the templates are free to use, and we all love freebies don’t we? So I clicked on the link which led me to Jill Levenhagen Photography who writes this about her templates:
I’m Jill and I blog and offer free Lightroom templates for the Print Module!
Free? Yep. FREE! Download any and all the templates you want. Navigate through the types of templates in the left column. Each download is on a separate page with an image example of the template so you can see what it looks like. They work in Lightroom 3 and Lightroom 4 only.
My blog is about anything photography. This is my hobby, not business…so I write about whatever I feel like and only whenever I feel like it!
“Like” my Facebook Page to keep up with the blog and find out when new templates are released!
We have all been there, and have thought something is free, find a catch to the offer and it ends up with you parting with cash; and yes I was skeptical at first, thinking, ‘Nobody gives you something for nothing, not in this world’. But I am really pleased to say that Jill Levenhagen DOES give you free goodies.. she does this because photography is her hobby and not a business.
You might ask yourself where you would use these templates, but I can think of a thousand and one projects where these templates could come in handy and one of those projects is these cover photos that are used in Google+ and Facebook.
Jill gives you clear instructions on how to install these templates and she offers a wide variety of templates to choose from.. I hope Jill doesn’t mind but I have added her blog to the list of recommendations on this site and would like to thank her for giving people like me, templates to use in their future work.
Now to the next thing on my list of things to learn .. how to use these templates and change my cover profile pictures, on Google+ and Facebook.