With the decline of reach on both Facebook and Instagram, I have started to focus my energy into LinkedIn. When I decide to do something I usually research the best practices and methods first, create a plan, and then get down to business. I am lucky this time though, as I knew a couple of guys who could help me out. I met Maurice Jager two years ago in Germany, and since then we keep bumping into each other in America. Every time I speak to Maurice he advocates the use of LinkedIn, and has given me so many great nuggets of info on how to navigate it successfully. Because of this, I thought there was no better person to explain the benefits of LinkedIn than the man himself. So get a pen and pad ready and take some notes.
I always tell everybody that with only 30 minutes of practice a day you can become a master at Photoshop, all you need to be is consistent. And I honestly believe that. Most people will probably put more time in than that, I know I did for sure! But as a bare minimum, 30 mins a day would still work.
Last summer I got to create a series of editorial images for Grays Court in York. The hotel is well known for its history and has won many awards. Kings and queens of England have graced that building and you can feel it when you are walking through the rooms.
If anyone follows me on social media you may have seen my recent image which I created from Neostock stock model resources and some background stock. Well, I thought I would create a photoshop tutorial based on this image.
Now and again we get to play around with cool equipment that we wouldn’t normally use. I got my hands on the spiffy Lightblaster and managed to create a cool neon 80s sci-fi image which wasn’t as hard as it may sound.
Rahim Mustafa in his own words is a fun loving, go-giving British photographer, digital artist and youtuber.
DIYP: Tell us a little of how you got into photography, and who your influences are?
RM: I got into photography at the tender age of about 36! As a day job, I am a freelance TV editor and as part of my training, I learned how to film. So, I learned about exposure, framing a shot, lighting etc. Even though I didn’t realize, this gave me a foundation in photography.
About four years ago my father-in-law asked me to take some photos at a small coffee shop he owned. He wanted to get more people through the door, so suggested I do child portraits, as there were a lot of parents there on a regular basis. I said I’d give it some thought.
Antti Karppinen is an Internationally awarded commercial photographer, digital artist, photographer, retoucher and educator from Finland and he belongs to a new generation of image artisans, to whom all things are possible. In the digital era, the most powerful stories will be told in pictures.
Kelly Robitaille is a Canadian based retoucher, artist, and photographer known for her “Whimsy Waif” portrait series, which showcases out of the box imagery with exaggerated features and bodies.
David Byrd is the genius behind Reality Reimagined, a photography business that focusses on cosplay, fantasy, and storytelling.
Hey, I’m back with another self-development article (the room empties haha)…wait! This you need to hear. Last time I discussed the secret ingredients to achieving your dreams. Well to consistently do this you need to make sure you are taking care of both your body and your mind.