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
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    Adding a Tan Digitally in PhotoshopTanpreview15lg
    In today's tutorial, we'll walk you through adding a natural looking tan to a portrait in Photoshop. This can introduce some color to a person's face and will really help take your portraits to the next step.Read More…
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    Smoothing Harsh Highlights with PhotoshopSmothhilitesspprelg
    Today, we'll be looking at a technique for blending in the harsh highlights that can be caused by flashes when shooting portraits. It can be best to control this problem with your lighting angle or even make-up, but there are many situations when this is out of the question, like the outdoor portrait we're working on today.Read More…
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    Minimizing Red Blotches on the Skin in Post-ProductionPreviewredblg
    Today, we'll be looking at a technique for getting rid of red patches on the skin. These seem natural when you're interacting with people, but when photographed they seem to get amplified and make us look sunburnt. The step we'll use today will minimize the problem and produce a natural final image.Read More…
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    Using Frequency Separation to Retouch SkinRetouchfsepprevlg
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    Frequency Separation is a technique that allows you to isolate the texture of the skin from the color of the skin. Being able to work on the two properties individually allows you to create natural looking skin while having the control needed to alter any serious flaws.Read More…
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    Using Digital "Liquid Light" for Accent and EmphasisDigiliquidpreviewlg
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    "Liquid light" was the nickname for a darkroom chemical that, when painted on a print, would essentially bleach it. This chemical would brighten the areas it was applied to. Today, we're going to explore the digital equivalent of this technique. It's a great way to do a very controlled "dodge" and add some extra sparkle to your final image.Read More…
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    Making a Page Curl in PhotoshopPagecurlpreviewsimon
    In this video, we'll show you to add a quirky page curl to your images with a few simple techniques. We'll walk through creating the page curl on two example, then we'll show you how to add the images into your final canvas for printing.Read More…
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    Comparing Effects in Lightroom and PhotoshopLrvspspreview
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    Do you need Photoshop if you own Lightroom? This is a question that is often asked, and which there is no definite answer. In this video, we take an existing image manipulated in Photoshop and set out to attempt to create a similar style of image using only Lightroom 3. Let's see how it turns out.Read More…
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    Two Approaches: Contemporary vs. Classic PortraiturePhotography
    In this tutorial, we'll be creating and editing two portraits, one in a classic style and another with a more modern look. Photography itself is a relatively new art form. Sculpture and painting have been around for thousands of years, and therefore have been through many "periods" or eras of style. Photography is not that clearly defined, and we often reach back into the past to create a certain mood or try to break new ground with the most cutting edge techniques. Today, we'll dive into that dichotomy.Read More…
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    Creating a Portrait with Soft, Natural Light IndoorsPhotography
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    In this tutorial, we'll take a look at creating a portrait of a veteran trombone player. Basic techniques employed by master photographers yield stunning results. We'll be witnessing this today when Simon Plant sits down with his father-in-law for a simple portrait.Read More…
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    Mastering Advanced Saturation ControlPhotography
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    In today's tutorial, we'll take a look at advanced saturation control. This seemingly straight-forward setting offers more than you might think. Saturation is basically how pure a color is. And it can have a huge effect on how your images appear.Read More…
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    Placing Flashes Within Your ScenePhotography
    Today, we're creating a Halloween-themed photo of a scarecrow. Usually, when lighting a scene with a flash, you want the flash out of frame. But we're going to do things a bit differently. We'll place a flash inside the scarecrow's head to create an evil glow.Read More…
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    The Complete Guide to Using Telephoto LensesPhotography
    In this tutorial, we'll take build on our last tutorial about the attributes of wide angle lenses and dive into the qualities of telephoto lenses, also known as long glass. From depth compression to doing macro photography, we'll cover it all.Read More…