Well I’m in the process of doing a set of self portraits for the Guardian Camera Club monthly theme. I have taken hundreds of selfies over my time and for this I want to do something different. Something that catches the soul of who are am and what I’m about as a photographer. I thought when the theme was announced that this was going to be one of the easier monthly themes but its not as I find myself struggling to get six shots that flow with the theme. Think it may be time to get the violin out and see what I can come up with.
Didn’t have Erin this weekend and had no photo walks planned, So I was just having a mess around in Photoshop. Mainly was trying to come up with a new logo/watermark, then started messing around with making frames. I personally have never really liked frames on say Flickr or other sites always thought they distracted from the photograph, But I messed around seeing if I could make some frames like in the on one package and found it was quite easy to replicate their frames just with playing around, but still didn’t like them until I made a classic frame or what I would call classic contemporary which just comprises of a 50 px black border and an off white mount board frame of 200 px both with a shadow of 3 px on all edges. I saved it as an action and I think it shows of my B+W images quite nicely if I can I will throw up the action for people to use if they want but here’s a couple of examples.
If anyone would want the action drop me a line on the blog until I find out how to put it up for people to download. Or if you can tell me how to put it up for download let me know how.