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Now Offering Affinity Photo Tuition

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your photos or learn how to do composites, but couldn’t afford the cost of Photoshop or didn’t want to do a monthly subscription, then Affinity Photo is for you. Affinity Photo is a low cost single price photo editing software package that offers very comparable features to Photoshop and …

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The Barn Owl!.. 4 minutes of Delight!

As mentioned in my previous post (We found a Murmuration!) my Son and I had been looking for a local Barn Owl, after getting a fleeting glimpse when we were first told about it. We knew where it was and could observe it hunting from a distance so as not to disturb it, but after …

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We found a Murmuration!

My challenge to myself in February, was to get better photographs of Birds in flight. I have to say, that what I have taken since the beginning of the year has been some of my best bird photos ever. This is partially due to time, but also but techniques and understanding of my latest camera. …

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Bird Photography Progression

So, with the 2021 UK lockdown into it’s second month I thought I’d post an update update on my progression of my bird photography. To be honest, I’ve been putting off writing the post. What with home schooling and tutoring if I can, I’ve much preferred, when weather allowed to be outside testing my bird …

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Lockdown Bird Photography

When the first UK lockdown was announced in March 2020, one of the first things I did with my kids was to build a custom bird table using an old broken one I had. I found some old branches and created a stand that the birds could land on as well as feed from. It …

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Photoshop – Blurring Background

I offer a range of tutoring options for individuals and these are always tailored to your needs. In this example, I covered background blurring. This lovely photo of a Jackdaw, was sitting on a perch that was one a couple of feet from the hedge. It gave a nice green background, but I wasn’t happy …

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Old Photo Restoration

I’ve been doing a lot of photo editing recently. Changing and blurring background in Portraits as well as some creative edits. I’ll post some examples soon, however I wanted to talk about old photos. Everyone has old photos, just sitting in a box. I have, I’m sure you have somewhere. When you look at these …

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Grape Pressing

Following on from my last post, I also hadn’t blogged about the grape pressing session that I was asked to document. This really continued the #LifeofaGrape story line, after the harvest, the next step was the pressing process. The smell of the grapes sitting in the vast containers was impressive, The grapes had a stir …

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