Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Use Cross Processing to enhance your photo's | LightRoom 4

It's probably one of the best ways to enhance your photographs. Fashion photographers use it. Portrait photographers use it. Cross Processing used to be a term associated with developing film in the wrong chemicals for different lengths of time. Now, many people use LightRoom to get a similar effect by using the split toning feature, applying one hue to the highlights of the image and another to the shadows.

Split Toning has made the image above much warmer and eye catching. The before image could still be classed as a well presented image, but it doesn't give the image anything to stand out.
It doesn't have to be as obvious either, I added it to these shots where it gives the image more clarity and appears much more appealing.

To get started, a warmer hue is usually used for the highlights and cooler for the shadows. You can also try out different combinations of colours to mix and experiment with.

I used a Hue of 81 with Saturation at 27 for the highlights and a Hue of 240, Saturation 39 for the shadows. You can see the image looks much more professional with this feature.
Try Cross Processing out! Find your own style and give your photos a signature look.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Project 365 - Day Seventeen

"I've been sitting, waiting, wishing"

I love this bridge. It's along a small path that follows a river for 23 miles and is so quiet & peaceful. I shot this whilst on a bike ride but got bitten to pieces soon enough by every bug you've never heard of so only took 4 frames.

Sometimes you do just sit, wait and wish for something to happen but it never does. I think it's important to go to something rather than expect something to come to you. Many people do it, and I think it's time I did something.

Yesterdays Photo

Project 365 - Day Sixteen

Little Suckers

Today I went to the local aquatics shop to buy some baby Pleco fish. The store probably hated me for coming in about 2 minutes before closing but oh well! The tank has been running for almost a month now and nothing has died!!! So it's awesome. ;-)
Have a great day.

Yesterdays Photo

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Project 365 - Day Fifteen


So I know it's a bit random to start this on a blog partway through, but I started it on Flickr a couple of weeks ago and never got round to posting it on here. Anyway!

After a month off from gigging, we are final playing again tomorrow and it will be the first time this beautiful thing gets played properly! It also means I'll start having income again which is awesome.
Have a good day.

Yesterdays photo:

Friday, 13 April 2012

Tom & Lucy - Photoshoot 2

It was Lucy's birthday on Tuesday, so on Wednesday we decided to go out for about 20 minutes randomly and we ended up doing a mini 'photoshoot' at our local park.
We got a few good results:

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Tom and Lucy - Photoshoot

So I have a wedding coming up, and I thought I'd better get some practise as it's my first. We decided to photograph a couple from the band and had a good time and the results were pretty cool:

Friday, 10 February 2012

Light Trails

I randomly decided to try and create some cool Light Trails the other day and these are the results. They are alright for a first time round (in the middle of the night!). I just used a torch and span it round if you hadn't guessed already, but they do create some cool patterns. I still haven't got them perfectly symmetrical yet. Oh well ;).

Saturday, 21 January 2012


I've been playing around with refractions for the past few months and have got some interesting results ;). They're pretty cool to do. Check out some 'real' ones on flickr (Jon Steele & Alan Jaras) that are much better than mine!

I also have flickr!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Photoshoot - Brick Wall

I while back I had a photoshoot and have now just finished editing the pictures. Here are the results ;) Hope you like them!

For the first set of shots I played around and found this pretty cool grungy style. I wouldn't normally go this extreme but I thought the colours in the shot accented well off of style ;-)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New Years Eve 2011/12

So on Saturday we got the chance to perform at one of our favourite venues for the New Year's Eve Party. It was pretty packed so the audience were a good laugh and seemed to have a good time. Unfortunately, this meant that I couldn't take many photo's, so I got Sarah to take some instead :-) We had a pretty good time! ;-) Check out our Facebook Fan Page if you like.