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Straightliners Pendine Sands 2017

Straightliners Pendine Sands 2017 Straightliners Pendine Sands is a race to reach 200mph in a vehicle of your choice.  This year was the first event i attended after seeing an advertisement for the race.  The competitors race on a mixture of vehicles but mainly involving motorcycles.  Most of these motorcycles are custom built whilst others […]

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BTRAC 2017 Pembrey Race Circuit

British Truck Racing Association Championship 2017 – Pembrey Race Circuit The British Truck Racing Association Championship at Pembrey Race Circuit on 21st April & 22nd April 2017.  This was the second round of the event.  Also held during the race weekend was Pickup Championships, Caterham Graduates including WRDA Sports & Saloons.  A good day as […]

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Understanding Histograms in Photography

Histograms – How to use it for Photography Histograms are useful tools to determine how well an image is exposed.  Most modern day digital cameras have some sort of histogram to display if your image is correctly exposed.  DSLR’s mainly show a live histogram so you can adjust your settings whilst composing a shot.  Others […]

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British Photography Awards 2017

Entry for British Photography Awards 2017 Now Open The British Photography Awards is a competition for 2017, showcasing a fine selection of photographs and images taken around the United Kingdom.  This competition is for any type of photographer who either class themselves as professional or amateur.  Age also has no limit for this competition. What […]

Other Ways to Sharpen an Image in Photoshop

Sharpening in Photoshop Part Five If you have been reading all of the parts in this sharpening series for Photoshop then you will have discovered some good effective methods to sharpen images without losing too much quality.  For this final part, i will show some quick methods to sharpen an image without the need for […]

Sharpening Using an Edge Mask in Photoshop

Sharpening in Photoshop Part Four Using an edge mask to sharpen images in Photoshop is really handy to sharpen around edges, particularly where detail is required such as rugged landscapes or nature portraits.  The image below will be used to sharpen around edges to give a cleaner finish. Create a Mask for Edge Mask Sharpening. […]

Using Unsharp Mask in Photoshop to Sharpen an Image

Sharpening in Photoshop Part Three Unsharp mask is another popular type of sharpening technique used in Photoshop to help reduce camera shake or refine an image for improved clarity.  What unsharp mask does is increase contrast along edges of an image such as a building, cliff line or a portrait by locating pixels differing to […]

Using Smart Sharp in Photoshop to Sharpen an Image

Sharpening in Photoshop Part Two In the first part i showed how to sharpen an image using high pass filter.  In this part i will be showing how to sharpen an image using smart sharp in Photoshop.  Smart Sharp gives more control over sharpening an image such as sharpening in highlighted or shadowed areas.  It […]

Using High Pass Filter to Sharpen an Image in Photoshop

Sharpening in Photoshop Part One Photoshop has many features available to us to help improve & enhance an image.  One such feature is sharpening in Photoshop.  There are however a few methods to help us achieve a good level of sharpening without ruining it too much.  For the first part, i will be using High […]

Types of Composition in Photography

What is Composition? Composition is a placement or arrangement of objects, subjects or anything else that you intend to use in your photography by using a series of elements in your image to emphasise what you are presenting.  It is used to guide a viewers eye to see to see what you are presenting in […]