Simon Plant
Simon Plant is an award-winning photographer & retoucher with over two decades of experience in the production of people & location photography. Whatever the subject his images share the same unique style and attention to detail from start to finish.These serene moments are created with his personal utilization of colour, light and rich tonal values, together with a personal interaction with his subject. His aim to offer clients creative solutions on time and on budget. Constantly exploring new imaging technologies and developing new techniques, he was one of the first photographers shooting HDR imaging for Automotive CGI Rendering in the U.K and is as experienced behind the computer in post production as he is behind the camera shooting. Shooting for nationally, and internationally known clients, his work is reproduced worldwide. Simon spends his time between home with his wife and three children & on location wherever that may be. When not creating imagery he can be found watching Yeovil Town F.C or his 10yr old son terrorising defenders for Yeovil Town U11′s Team.. !
Tutorials
  • Photo & Video
    3 Natural Portraits With Window Light400px
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    Photographing portraits with available light has many advantages. In this tutorial, we'll explore one of the best ways to photograph with available light: using sunlight filtered through windows. Read More…
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    Shooting Portraits in Bright SunlightEd400px
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    Warm summer days, deep blue skies, the sun's blinding rays pounding down like a blazing hot hammer on an anvil. Without help, the light in the middle of the day is simply not flattering for shooting most subjects: it creates dark pockets of shadows in the eye sockets and the light can be very contrasty and hard to control. In this tutorial we present some practical solutions for shooting portraits in bright sunlight.Read More…
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    Recreating the Lith Printing Look for Black and White Photos400px fin preview image
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    One of the most beautiful print processes in black and white photography is lithographic printing. This tutorial recreates the "Lith" look using Adobe Photoshop.Read More…
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    Adding Drama, Grit and Atmosphere to a Warrior Photo600px dramascene pre
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    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to transform an image of a spear-wielding Spartan by using a variety of Photoshop techniques.Read More…
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    Restoring Old Photos Using Channels in PhotoshopRepairchannels pre
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    Some recent unfortunately events have led to me inheriting many old family photos, some dating back to before World War II. Many of these photos are damaged, and I'm slowly digitizing them and restoring them when possible. In this video, I'll be using channels to get donor information to repair a light damage on an image. I'll then continue the repair by adding in some color where it's needed.Read More…
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    Correction and Creativity With the Perspective Warp FilterPrespectivewarp sp prelg
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    Adobe recently updated the Perspective Warp filter in Photoshop, I'll show you how the basic ways this tool can help correct your images, and also how I'm fitting it into my workflow. There are a variety of creative uses for the tool, and you're bound to come across some ways to improve your images with it.Read More…
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    Take Your Composites to the Next Level With These Finishing TouchesFinals composite sp prelg
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    In this short video, I'll explain two quick tips for adding finishing touches to composite images. We'll explore when these techniques should be used and why working at such a high level of detail matters.Read More…
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    Compositing Full Length Portraits into ScenesCompfulllength sp prelg
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    Compositing full length images of people, animals or whole objects like cars can often involve a lot of work to get right both in camera and in post-production. In this video, I'll discuss tips to save the extra work of replacing the ground that the composite sits upon.Read More…
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    An Advanced Technique for Retouching Graduated SkiesGradskies ret sp prelg
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    Today, we have an amazing selection of tools for retouching within Photoshop and Lightroom like the clone stamp and the newer content aware filter. However, there are certain situations that prove too difficult for even these. In this video, I'll show you a situation with delicately graduated skies that requires a very different approach.Read More…
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    Using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter for Corrections and CreativityWideangleadp prelg
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    The Adaptive Wide Angle Filter in Photoshop does not sound the most creative of tools or even that exciting. However, in this tutorial I'll show you how the tool cannot only can fix lens distortions, but it can also be used selectively to make creative decisions about the look you want from your image.Read More…
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    Using the Puppet Warp Tool to Fix Perspective ProblemsChurch mountains phototuts sp prelg
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    In this video, Simon gives an overview of the Puppet Warp tool within Photoshop CC. Digging into his archives, he looks at just one of the many uses for this versatile tool. First, you'll get an overview of all the options available within the tool, then you can see how the tool can be used to correct a distorted church roof in a composited scene helping blend it into the landscape.Read More…
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    Harvesting Light: Understanding Contrast and Exposure ControlLightharvestingsp prelg
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    There is correct exposure and there is best exposure. In this video, I'll discuss getting the best data possible from your camera's sensor. From picking the best exposure to ways to control the light both within the camera and using software solutions.Read More…