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Articles by Richard Hales

About Richard Hales (35 Articles)
Richard’s first foray into was photography was as an apprentice photographer for Oxford University over 20 years ago. From there Richard went on to study photography at University somehow gaining a BA & MA, he still is rather confused how he managed to do this. After University and an unfinished (and un-started) PhD Richard “retired” from photography for a few years to pursue a career in wine and, oddly, scrap metal before returning to photography and setting up a wedding and portrait photography business in Worcestershire. As well as running his photography business Richard is currently working on a bread & jam making book. He is the average height for a Nut.

Silver Efex Pro Control Points – An Apology

March 29, 2012

In one of my previous tutorials on Silver Efex Pro I may have given the impression that I wasn’t too impressed with control points, I think I may even have used the phrase “I don’t think the control points work very well in SilverEfex and never use them!” Oh dear, what a muppet. I was, of course, wrong and its not very often you’ll hear me say that according to my wife and I apologise for misleading you. That isn’t to say that they are a panacea but they are pretty damn good. [More]

Create a Copyright Preset in Lightroom

January 11, 2012

Its a new year so time for something that’s good for you but not necessarily fun, sorry. You’ve probably let the new year’s resolution for keywording slip already so here’s something that [More]

Advanced Black and White in Photoshop

November 24, 2011

This month’s tutorial is going to be an in-depth look at a black & white photograph that was used in one of my tutorials on black & white conversion earlier this year. I recently showed [More]

Exporting Panoramas to Photoshop from Lightroom

August 18, 2011

Before I go into the how’s and wherefores of this tutorial I think I ought to explain a few things in case any of you are a little unsure of what panoramic photographs are and how they are made. A [More]

Correcting Cross Balanced Images in Lightroom

June 16, 2011

Ever had one of those images where whatever you do with the White Balance sliders in Lightroom you can never get it just right? Its a problem I get a lot working as a wedding photographer especially [More]

Black and White with SilverEfex Pro 2

May 19, 2011

I currently use SilverEfex Pro, although Nik have released a SilverEfex Pro 2 which I’ve downloaded a trial of for the purposes of this tutorial. I’m still undecided whether to upgrade to the new version, but hopefully by the time I’m finished writing Ii’ll have made my mind up if I need to put my money down. [More]

Black and White with Photoshop and Lightroom

February 28, 2011

Welcome to the second part of my series on black & white photography. In the first part of the series we discussed what black & white photography entails and some considerations you should [More]

An Introduction to Black and White

January 24, 2011

When I first started out on this series of tutorials on black & white conversion techniques I started to think about how black & white photography has changed since the advent of digital and [More]

Digital Diffusion with Photoshop

December 2, 2010

Following on from last month’s tutorial on Recreating Lith Grain, I’m going to show you how to recreate another darkroom effect in Photoshop. The effect were’re recreating, diffusing the [More]

Recreating Lith Grain in Photoshop

November 4, 2010

This week I’m going to show you how to recreate a black & white effect that was all the rage back in the day when I used to spend hours stuck in a darkroom straining over a hot [More]

Adding a Vignette Layer with Photoshop

October 7, 2010

Vignettes are a bit of a Marmite addition to an image, you either love them or hate them. However, if used carefully they can be a useful tool to help lead the viewer’s eye to an area of a [More]

An Introduction to Lightroom Collections

September 15, 2010

What are collections and why are they different from folders? Folders are where your images are imported and, conventionally, they are titled by date and that’s about it; they don’t tell [More]

Importing Images to Lightroom

September 13, 2010

Lightroom is a powerful piece of kit but it is useless unless you know how to import images into your catalogues. So in the tutorial I will go through the methods of importing existing images and [More]
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