Adding Filters to Photos for Unusual Effects

#24 in the Judging a Photograph Series . Last week in the “Judging a Photograph” blog series I talked about choosing when adding a presets or filters to a photo. I find that it only really works on simplistic images. Any photo with complex appeal is usually ruined by a filter, especially the fairly brutal Instagram ones. However I did also say there are exceptions and this photo of a peacock is the most striking one of mine. Why Use Filters Now? Now I know what you’re going to say; you’re going to say you prefer the original version in colour. I get it. It’s a beautiful bird and it makes me glad colour photography was ever invented. The problem is that this particular peacock was a tremendous show-off. It…

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Views of a Total Solar Eclipse from France – A Travelogue Part 1

Views of a Total Solar Eclipse from France – A Travelogue Part 1

We’re travelling to see a total eclipse of the sun in the USA. On Monday 21st August 2017 millions of people in the USA … View Post
Choosing When to Add a Filter to Photographs

Choosing When to Add a Filter to Photographs

#23 in the Judging a Photograph Series . Sometimes I wonder why so many of us put a filter on our photos before posting online. We … View Post
Three More Awesome Beauty Products – June Roundup

Three More Awesome Beauty Products – June Roundup

I am always on the lookout for really good quality beauty and health products, as you will know if you read my May 2017 beauty … View Post
Tips for Making Frames Within Photographs

Tips for Making Frames Within Photographs

#22 in the Judging a Photograph Series . It’s always nice to find new ideas for making photos more interesting. I do love to use … View Post