Behind behind the lens

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to have my artwork shot by two photographers from Liverpool Chinatown Photographic Society, Bill Plews and Wing Wong. To have a couple of very talented, very busy people (one of whom I’d not yet met!) offer their valuable time and experience to help me out in this way makes me feel very fortunate and appreciative. I am so eager to add content to my website but have been biding my time until I have good quality images that I can use. Needless to say, I was very excited to get things moving!

This was also the first opportunity I’ve had to really stand back and view my work from a distance, and also to see it all laid out together as one (all important) ‘body of work’. I knew I was happy with each piece individually, and I know I’ve been developing a style of my own which is evident simply by glancing through the paintings. The chance to finally stand back and see how they all look alongside each other, though, was long overdue but well worth the wait. I feel like there was a cohesive collection, with a common theme or style running through it.


Next I need to process the images then I’ll be able to upload them to the gallery for you all to see. I don’t have Photoshop but have downloaded a free trial of Paintshop Pro, a photo editing software. It’s going to take a little time for me to get back in the editing swing of things but hopefully i’ll be able to squeeze it in sooner rather than later and I can keep the momentum going. Does anyone have any experience of using PaintShop Pro at all?

Other exciting news is I went straight out to buy myself a DSLR camera 😀 I’m really looking forward to being behind the lens for myself next time!


One thought on “Behind behind the lens

  1. I find a DSLR can be overkill for my needs. I use a Fuji HS50-EXR bridge camera set at 8Mp adequate (it will go up to 16Mp but I find this unnecessary). I don’t think that they still make this camera. Mine has a manual zoom with a DSLR equivalent range of 24-1000mm zoom and up to 2000mm with the digital zoom without needing to change lenses. And at under £400 with accessories I found it more economical. Its smaller size was also a selling point. Regarding programs I don’t generally edit my photos. Might I suggest you set up a Flickr account? It is free and you can store up to 1Tb of data (I have over 1000 photos on my account and have used less than 1% of my data!). Have a great day Sophie!

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