As a landscape photographer, I find myself in the most beautiful places around the UK and I'm blessed that I can spend some of my own time taking photographs. However, on a lot of occasions, I am on location with participants running workshops. This means that my time is spent helping others to make beautiful images. This is something I love to do of course and is particularly rewarding when all the elements come together to create an amazing experience.
In workshop situations, I rarely take my own photographs - and if I do, they are quick and very opportunistic. This really isn't a good recipe for a successful image as I generally need to be more contemplative over the process.
In recent years I have therefore started to use my iPhone to take pictures as it's convenient, quick and doesn't intrude on my teaching. Initially, this was mainly to record a location - rather like taking notes in a scrapbook but nowadays I'm using it more for taking abstract images of, well, pretty much anything! I can then, in my own time, blend images together to create abstract images which by their very nature are unique.
In order to allow me the best opportunity to process them, I use the camera feature in the Lightroom Mobile App on my phone which allows me to shoot in Raw. Once I've imported them into Lightroom Classic on my desktop computer I can then carefully blend them in Photoshop before putting the final touches to them back in Lightroom. It's a lovely thing to do and ideal for those rainy days and winter months for when it's more difficult to get out and about. They print beautifully, too!
I'll be demonstrating my multiple exposure techniques in my forthcoming workshop based in Cornwall next spring. If you would love to learn how to do this for yourself, why not consider joining me for a great week of pure indulgence?!
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