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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    The Complete Guide to Photographing Cars on Location: Part 2Photography
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    In the last tutorial, we'll took a look into photographing a car with minimal lighting. Now, photographer Simon Plant takes us through the editing and post-production of the images.Read More…
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    A Comprehensive Introduction to Focus StackingPreview
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    In this video we will show you a simple camera technique that will help you produce a deep depth of field, even when shooting with mid to wide lens apertures. Called "focus stacking", it's a technique that every photographer should be aware of.Read More…
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    The Complete Guide to Photographing Cars on Location: Part 1Photography
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    In this tutorial, we'll take a look into photographing a car with minimal lighting. Photographer Simon Plant takes us through the staging, lighting and shooting processes of the session. Next week, we'll see the post-processing of the images we create today.Read More…
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    Making Creative Adjustments Within LightroomPhotography
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    Lightroom can not only be used to develop and correct, but to add creative impact. Today, we'll take a look at some of the power moves within the program that can allow you to take complete control over your images.Read More…
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    A Complete Guide to Stop Motion Animation PhotographyPhotography
    In this tutorial, we look at stop motion photography and animation. Simon shows us a couple of shooting techniques within the studio followed by pointers for processing and rendering the stills into a movie.Read More…
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    People in Places: Shooting an Environmental PortraitPhotography
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    In this tutorial, Simon Plant gives an in-depth look at shooting environmental portraits. These portraits show a person in the space they inhabit and feature both the subject and the setting prominently.Read More…
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    Avoiding & Correcting Linear Distortion in BuildingsPreview
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    In this digital photography tutorial we look at ways of avoiding and removing linear distortion in buildings. We'll go on location to shoot a few example images, and compare the result to digitally correcting images in Photoshop.Read More…
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    Light Painting on the Farm: Post-ProcessingPhotography
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    In the second and final part of our light painting workshop, Simon takes take us into Photoshop to pick the best parts of each of the captures and combining them into our final image.Read More…
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    Light Painting on the FarmPhotography
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    In this series, professional photographer Simon Plant takes us through his light painting workshop. We'll learn about gear, techniques, settings and prepping your images for a final edit.Read More…
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    Transitioning into Professional Photography: Part 1Photography
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    In this four-part series, commercial photographer Simon Plant offers advice to those wishing to take the step from amateur to full time professional. Being completely honest and without pulling any punches, he discusses several reasons why this might not be the career choice for you.Read More…
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    Mastering the Art of Light Painting at NightPreview
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    Every two weeks, we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in December of 2009. Light painting is the process of photographing at night and illuminating the scene by moving the camera, or a handheld light/torch. The actual source of the light doesn't need to appear in the photo, but the technique gives you the flexibility to cast light on only certain aspects of a scene. It can lead to some really stunning effects! In this video tutorial, we'll take a look at the equipment needed to experiment with light painting, go behind the scenes on location, and walk through the the different images produced during the shoot.Read More…
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    Create a Stunning High Key Portrait PhotoPreview
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    Every two weeks, we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in August of 2009. In this video tutorial Simon shows us how to add more texture and character to your portrait photos during a post-processing workflow. The result is a wonderful high key portrait with loads of charm! This tutorial will help give your portrait photos a professional look.Read More…