Wedding Edit for Bobby Earle - San Diego Wedding Photographer

by Robert Whetton 18. July 2011 11:30

A couple of weeks back I got a Tweet from Bobby Earle asking if it was possible to remove the lady on the right in the picture below.Wedding Photography Edit for Bobby Earle - Before Image

Of course I said anything is possible and gave Bobby an estimate for the job. He said he would get back to the bride and let me know if she agreed to have the work done.

She gave the go ahead and I went to work on the image. 30 minutes later I was uploading the finished JPEG to Bobby for sign off. 

Wedding Photography Edit for Bobby Earle - After Image

The work got the thumbs up and is currently a double page spread in the couples album. Thank you Bobby for giving me the opportunity to work with you, and hope to be of assistance again when needed.

If you havent already go check out his blog, he updates more frequently than me!

Photoshop: Tutorial Combining Multiple Exposures by Robert Whetton Dorset Portrait and Wedding Photographer

by Robert Whetton 30. March 2011 10:28

 

In preperation for my Photoshop for Photographers DVD, I thought it would be a great experience to recreate my popular blog tutorial showing how to merge multiple exposures into one.

So after 8 takes and several hours of uploading to YouTube here is my first tutorial

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This has been a great learning curve for me, and the only HD video I will produce, the rest will be standard TV res as I want to put stuff on DVD and not Blu-Ray.

Exciting times ahead!

PPI/DPI Does Matter - NOT - why some people get confused

by Robert Whetton 9. March 2011 15:15

 

Ok so on Twitter I follow @ScottBourne, who yesterday posted about if you wanted your photographs to be critiqued then you needed to supply 72PPI 640 Pix wide to thepwspi@gmail.com

He had a swarm of replies saying that PPI didn't matter, and they were right, but he's been defending his original Tweet here > http://photofocus.com/2011/03/09/dispelling-common-photo-myths-ppi-does-matter/

Now, the belief for many people is that if you want to post something on the internet, you need to give the graphic/image a resolution of 72PPI or DPI as some people still call it. I personally use PPI if I'm working on stuff that is online, and DPI if I'm using stuff for print (I'll swap to PPI if dealing with photographers as they like the term PPI if for web or otherwise)

This simply is not true, you can have any PPI you like in the resolution box when posting stuff online. The only limiting factor in the size that it will appear on someones screen is by the size and the resolution they are working at.

You demand proof? ok lets take a portrait.

 

Full Size Portrait ready to be resized in Photoshop

As you can see it's 96.9MB 4752x7128 pixels in size at 300PPI (Pixels/inch)

Now, I've resized the shot to a managable 533x800 pixels. Without saving and opening any of these images, tell me which one is the 72PPI image?

1.
Resized portrait

2.
Resized portrait

3.
Resized portrait

4.
Resized portrait

Each one of the above resized portraits has a different resolution attached to it, and yet are the same KB ±0.8KB. Don't believe me? right click on an image and "Save as" to your computer then open the shots up in your preferred editor and take a look at the resolution.

So how come they have the same pixels but a different resolution? well resolution is used in print. A desktop publishing application such as QuarkXPress or InDesign will look at the resolution and the dimensions of that image at the given resolution and import acordingly. A photo with a res of 72PPI with pixel dimensions of 1200x1800 will be imported at 42.33cm x 63.53cm because 1200pixels devided by 72 = 16.6 inches or 42.333333 cm. So when that comes in on sceen its massive and will need to be resized to fit into the document. However if you supply the same image at a resolution of 300PPI that same image will import at the correct size into the application 10.16cm x 15.25cm.

So conclusion? only time Resolution matters is when sending stuff of to a publishing house, design agency or if you make your own albums / print ready artwork. 600 pixels is always 600 pixels no matter what the resolution.

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New Blog for Robert Whetton Dorset Portrait, Wedding and Events Photographer.

by Robert Whetton 26. February 2011 04:11

Well its taken a while, we moved server (my coder and I) to accomodate for the bandwidth that some of our clients are taking up atm, and the best way forward we thought was to go for a Windows server that could also run SQL Server.

I initially wanted to go with a Wordpress Blog, although i've used Blogger for quite a few years now, I've been wanting to have the blog on my domain to help drive the traffic to my site. Moving to a Windows server seemed to have washed those plans down the plug hole, but i found a version that was meant to run on Windows, but after many hours of wrestling with that installer, my coder Ian found this blog which installed flawlessly.

Well i say flawlessly, what hasn't been so flawless is the porting of previous blog posts from Blogger into this blog, it didn't like something in the XML document and we wrestled with the file for hours before the posts would import. Unfortunately the previous comments are all gone, as they wouldn't import at all..

And I'm now wrestling with the CSS file to get the blog looking the way I want it to look. But I'm not giving up and hopefully by the time you are reading this, everythign will have sorted itself out.

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Dorset Events Photographer in the UK. Portraits, Weddings, Events, Gigs, Sports and Photo Re-Touching.
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