Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography

Category: Photography


WPC – Atop – Overlooking the countryside

Atop overlooking the countryside

  Another week and another WordPress photography challenge.  And the theme this week is Atop. The above image is my final image processed in Lightroom.  And for this challenge I used an image taken way back in 2014 at the…

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WPC – Path – Wooden Bridge Over the Coe

Wooden Bridge

Whilst looking back over previous photo challenges that WordPress curates and I found one called Path. A path comes in many shapes and forms, like the image above. Which is of a wooden bridge.  A path is made by using different materials that enable…

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Weekly Photo Challenge Wishing

Another week and another photography challenge from the WordPress Team.  And the topic for this week’s challenge is called Wish.  And boy am I wishing for spring and summer to arrive early.  Last year for me was to put it bluntly…

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On the roadside at Loch Lomond

Our holiday last year to Scotland was a little marred by my hip pain and lack of mobility.  I would have loved to walk the Highlands and go off the beaten track a little, just to photograph the amazing scenery.  But unfortunately that was…

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Using Adobe’s Photoshop Mix App with Lightroom Mobile

Created using Photoshop Mix and Lightroom Mobile

For just under £10 a month, I subscribe to the Creative Cloud and Lightroom Photography Package and personally for me, it suits my needs as I get both Lightroom and Photoshop.  However Lightroom Mobile is another thing.  I do wish Adobe would…

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Talking Point – Lightroom Presets – Is it cheating or a time-saver?

Talking Point - Presets

Today I thought I would approach a subject that has many opinions on it.  In my talking point discussion I want to ask is using a Lightroom Preset created by another photographer cheating?  Or just a time-saver? I have downloaded…

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Blue Rose of Belmont House and Gardens

Blue Rose

I’ve played around with the Oil Paint filter at times in Photoshop before.  However, due to it not working on my desktop I invested in Topaz Impression.  What I like about Impression is that the software applies different styles and  brush strokes to…

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Pom Pom Dahlia from Lullingstone – Oil Paint Effect

Dahlia

  To create the above photograph, I started out in Lightroom.  To the dahlia I cropped the image and then did a few minor edits to the image.  Over-processing the image at this point was one thing I didn’t want…

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The Iron Gate at Eltham Court Palace

Iron Gate

As I mentioned way back… I have had 3 blog posts produced on the Topaz Labs Blog.. I have felt very humbled in being asked, by Jodi Robbins, to write articles for them.   Anyway.. the post I wrote was about adding Paint…

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The Moat – Eltham Palace Gardens

Eltham Palace Moat

  One of the places we love to visit is Eltham Palace Gardens in London.. which is owned and maintained by the English Heritage… The Palace is surrounded by a moat, with two of moat being water and the other…

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Rework of Great Comp Gardens and House

I have to say I am really enjoying myself with Topaz Impresssion and it is a wonderful plugin to add to my Topaz Collection.  Again I feel very humbled that Jodi Robbins of Topaz Labs asked me to do another…

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Moonstar Angel

  A few months ago I came across a site called The Graphics Fairy where you could download free images to use in your digital artwork.. whilst browsing I found this wonderful angel on a crescent moon… and just loved the colours…

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Santa was sure good

  Well Christmas is over and only the New Year celebrations left to get through before I start getting back to my photography… And boy was Santa a good Santa this year… I did get my soft-box and a new…

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Peeling Paint Effect

I was very proud to be asked again to write another article for Topaz Labs… And for this article I thought about using multiple Topaz Labs Plugins to create an image.  And for my tutorial I used this Photograph. You…

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Lightroom Quick Tip – Scaling

  Have you ever taken a photograph and wished you could have got closer to the subject?  Or you wish that you could crop the image without losing the original size of the image?  Well here is a quick tip…

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WPC Magic

There is nothing more magical to see than a howling wolf under the moonlight.. Lately I have been doing a lot of composite images… and I decided to create two images… from the wolf and moonlight, with various processing techniques. …

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Fallen Angel

Carrying on from yesterday.. I have found another few sites that offer free png files for download.. Anyway for today’s creation I thought I would use these images… and have processed the above image in Lightroom, giving 5 different versions…

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Digital Art – One Step Further

For ages, I have wanted to take my Photoshop Skills to a new level.. and today I decided it was time to venture into the world of digital art.  I have created some forms of art in the past but…

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WordPress Photo Challenge – Tiny

  It has been ages since I have entered the WordPress Photo Challenge… so I decided to enter this tiny little flower into this weeks theme called Tiny.

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Mixing Filters and Styles on your image

For me Lightroom is my first port of call when processing an image.  I like its simplicity, its versatility and for me the easiest post processing software to use. My main aim of using Photoshop is to remove elements that…

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Photographic Style and a Landscaped Garden

  When you think of a panoramic photograph you think of a landscape orientated photograph looking from left to right.. but sometimes you need to go the other way… and Lightroom will easily merge a panoramic going from top to…

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Is it cheating to use Photographic Apps?

Woodland Walks

Yesterday I wrote about photographic manipulation.. and when an image changes from being a photograph of … to digital art and the great debate we had in our household over it. Today I want to explore what do people think about…

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The great debate… Photograph or Digital Art?

Oh yes, the great debate of whether an image is a photograph or digital art erupted in our house last night.. Well it started by me reading a blog post by Glen Hannah about the Toolwiz Pic App and me…

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From pink to blue…

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On our visit to Great Comp Garden.. within the gardens was these pretty pink flowers… with petals that looked so delicate.  Anyway I processed the photograph in Lightroom and then decided to do another edit.. only this time I lowered the Vibrance,…

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Photoshop Mix for Tablet

Finally it is here.. Photoshop Mix for Android Tablet.. for many weeks and months I have been moaning that Photoshop Mix was only available for your phone.. now it’s available for tablet use and I have created the image above…

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Monochrome Madness 3:29 – Travel Theme

My god this was a hard monochrome theme this week, especially for me as we are both primarily a landscape and flower photographers, but I was determined to enter Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 3:29 – Travel Theme photo challenge. So I had to look…

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The power of texture

It was cold, it was murky and the sky was absolutely dreadful.. it was dismal and there wasn’t any clouds that gave drama to the sky… but even with the sky as dismal as it was.. I still liked the…

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Photoshop – Layer Blending Modes

One of the things that frightened the death out of me in Photoshop was blending modes… and how to use them… For ages I couldn’t get to grips with what they did until I read this blog post called Photoshop…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Looking Through a Window

I just can’t believe it has been a whole week since Cee’s last black and white photo challenge.. my god where does the time go? Anyway, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Looking Through a Window is the theme for this week’s…

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Bland sky… Use Topaz Texture Effects 2..

Then no worries.. just use a texture Do you have a photograph, with excellent fall colours, or stunning architecture but the sky lets you down?  Well no fear.. by using Topaz Texture Effects 2 you can give your sky the…

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