Australian Photography Magazine has a monthly Best Shot competition. This month, July had a theme of Looking Down. My photograph "From Way Up" received a Highly Commended.
The June 2017 edition of Australian Photography Magazine had a theme competition of "Signs". One of my images was published in the gallery of this section in the magazine (P.19).
Photographers, like other professions, tend to specialise. So if you are looking for a particular photographer by suburb/location in Australia this portal could be really helpful - www.photographers.com.au
Port Phillip Bay, Mentone
Paddler prepares... taken at Aspendale beach some time ago and... Mordialloc one night
Had a recent enjoyable trip to South Australia for the Australian Photographic Society Annual Convention APSCON. There were a number of excursions, one day exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula.
This is from the recent trip to UK/Europe. Near Bolton, north England. I find it uplifting - strong green colour and flowers - who doesn't like flowers!@?
A wonderful time was had on the recent trip to UK and Europe. Photographic highlights for me in UK would include the Lake District in north of England (around Grassmere and Windermere) and the Scottish Highlands (thank you Barbara and Ray McKenna). Here are a few samples of landscape photos from these fine areas.
Here is a tip on lightening selected parts of a photograph.
Tip - Lighten or brighten selected parts of a photograph (eg eyes)
There are many different methods to do this. One method is to use the High key option in Nik software which comes free from Google https://www.google.com/nikcollection/.
From Photoshop, load up the Nik Add in. Select the High Key option from the Color Efex Pro module of Nik. Apply the high key effect to the % extent you wish within Nik, save and return to Photoshop. This will create a new layer within Photoshop. Add a black-filled in layer mask in Photoshop (press the Alt key when choosing Add Layer Mask). Now finally, use the Brush Tool within the eyes in the image to selectively apply the high key effect. You will probably want to reduce the opacity of the layer to 50% or less - but use your judgement.
Image of the day - Off Course
Couldn't make the VAPS Convention unfortunately - apparently this year, at Albury, it was very successful. One DRAMAQUEENPHOTOGRAPHY image "Market Man" did receive a merit under Portraits section and will be one of ten Colour prints to represent Victoria at the Australian Photographic Society annual APSCON Conference. More details of the VAPS Convention at http://www.caulfieldphoto.org/2016/vaps-convention-2016-albury-wodonga/.