Hi everyone I finally got round to making myself a photography website! This is the first website that I've done in php, so let's hope it doesn't break Check it out and tell me what you think: Philip Perold Photography
I would like to thank ~Rykardo for inviting me to be a contributer to his new group:
Go check it out! I am sure you will find a few new artists to watch.
Secondly, I have recently been playing around with web sharpening actions. I am sure many of you use the so-called "Adamus" sharpening routine, or a variation on it. I still have not found a technique that generates results as good as it. The one problem I have always had with it was that most of the time it oversharpens high contrast edges, which I then have to "unsharpen" by carefully masking those areas out, which could become a time consuming exercise. Therefore I tried to automate the process. The result is thus an action that sharpens the areas you want sharp, but generates less ugly halo's and oversharpened areas. I have found certain circumstances where certain areas could maybe me sharper or less sharp, which could then easily be corrected by editing the mask manually. But most of the time it did the job in one go.
I've just come back from a wonderful 2 week stay in the beautiful Keurboomstrand, South Africa. I've been going there since I was born, so the place holds special value to me. I went on a few shoots, but not as many as I would've liked. But if the weather doesn't play along, what can you do? Getting up early for sunrises is never as easy as you think it should be, so that only happened once
I wish everybody a wonderful 2010, and hope to see many of you here in sunny South Africa for the World Cup!
First off, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to ~FlippinPhil for giving me a 3 month subscription. What a legend. The man himself lately added a wide angle to his artillery, resulting in some exciting stuff:
The festive season is upon us, and wallets are taking a gift beating. I decided to make my grandparents a calendar consisting of some of my landscapes. It turned out to be a fun project, since it forced me to look at printing a bit, which is something I am very unfamiliar with. I quickly had to compromise and decrease the size of the calendar due to astronomical prices. Being original doesn't always come cheap.
Anyway, this is basically just me blabbering about nothing in my first journal entry. I'll play around with fancy css and other stuff later.