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.. !
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    An Advanced Technique for Retouching Graduated SkiesGradskies ret sp prelg
    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
    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
    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
    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…
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    Photographing a Starlit Lighthouse by Compositing with GradientsStarlit sp prelg
    In this video, I tell the story of how whilst on holiday, a rare meteor storm led to the creation of an image of a starlit lighthouse. You'll get tips on how to quickly composite elements of a scene together, not through use of complex masking techniques, but the simple Gradient Tool.Read More…
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    Preparing and Completing a Photo Shoot On-LocationLocationshoot simon0728 prelg
    Location shooting can be unpredictable, but with a little common sense and planning we can improve our chances of capturing great images. In this video, we look at the various tools that are available for both pre-planning and helping us when we are there. Following on from there, we go on location with Simon and see how even the best planning can't prevent some spanners being thrown into the works.Read More…
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    Creating a Long Lens Composite on the Aegean Coast: Part 22oceanscene0702prelg
    Today, we continue our adventure on the Aegean Coast in Turkey. We'll explore some advanced post-production techniques in order to make a completely seamless composite of our scene.Read More…
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    Creating a Long Lens Composite on the Aegean Coast: Part 1Oceanscene0630prelg
    While on the Aegean Coast in Turkey, I found myself revisiting some locations I had already shot. Instead of searching for things I hadn't found yet, I decided to bring different techniques to a familiar subject.Read More…
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    Creating Extended Exposures in the Middle of the DayExtended0625spprelg
    Long exposure photography often takes place at night or during the twilight hours. Neutral density filters make it possible to extend our exposure even further. Today, I'll take on the most difficult time to get a long exposure: midday. Using a ND filter and a lot of patience, I'll work to make an image of a World War II pill box in the farmland of Great Britain.Read More…
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    Adding Noise to Create Special EffectsNoisesprainhair0613prelg
    We often fight to eliminate noise, but in this tutorial I'll use noise to add different effects to images. The technique I'll show you can be used a many different ways, but in our case, we'll be adding stubble to a portrait of a man and adding rain to a street scene.Read More…
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    Getting Started with Split ToningSplittoning0526spvprelg
    Split toning techniques go way back to early darkroom photography. In fact, sepia images are even a form of split toning. When we use to it today, we're referring to a technique of adding a color cast to the image. The "split" part of split toning means the color cast can be isolated to highlights and not affecting the midtones or shadows, or vice versa.Read More…
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    How to Process Photos Taken on Overcast DaysOvercastsc0521haypreviewlg
    You'll often hear that overcast days are great for photography because the light is soft and shadows are nicely filled. However, it's more appropriate to say that cloudy days give you the best starting point for images. Straight out of the camera, these images can lack contrast, saturation and look pretty terrible. In today's tutorial, we want to show you how to take advantage of that wonderful soft light otherwise dreary days can provide.Read More…