Looking Back

Looking back over the past 12 months, whilst I haven't been out taking photographs as often as I would have liked, as a result of doing more post processing and learning photoshop it has resulted in the biggest improvement in the quality of my photographs.

At the start of 2014 I didn't do any real post processing to my photographs other than cropping and a few tweaks in iPhoto. Pretty basic stuff.

During 2014 I attended two workshops run by Billy Currie with the key aim to understand the benefits of post processing and learn how to use lightroom and photoshop. 

These courses have been fantastic in introducing me to photoshop and I now have a good grasp of the basic functions and find myself spending more and more time post processing my photographs with noticable improvements to the finished image.

The courses also gave me the opportunity to spend a number of days in the company of some serious photographers improving my knowledge and skills, something I found very enjoyable and feel as though I have benefited from.

It also provided a great opportunity to spend time enjoying the beautiful Scottish landscape. 

Towards the end of the year I printed a couple of my photographs for family and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the finished product.