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
  • Design & Illustration
    Develop Your Style and Retouch for It Design and illustration
    Simon Plant takes us on location to Shapwick Heath on the wetlands of Somerset in England and films his shooting process, then takes us into his editing process. Learn more at the jump!Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Creating a Stunning WWII Composition: Part 2Photography
    In this fantastic two part series, we’ll be covering a huge range of valuable techniques for photographers. Simon uses an existing background image from a trip to Prague as the basis for a historical WWII composition, hiring and photographing a model to complete the image.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Creating a Stunning WWII Composition: Part 1Photography
    In this fantastic two part series, we’ll be covering a huge range of valuable techniques for photographers. Simon uses an existing background image from a trip to Prague as the basis for a historical WWII composition, hiring and photographing a model to complete the image.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Exposure Blending in Photoshop & Photomatix: Part 2Photography
    HDR photography is always a controversial issue, and it’s an easy to technique to do badly. There are plenty of automatic scripts, actions and processes out there that aim to simplify the process, but the result is often a touch too dramatic.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Exposure Blending in Photoshop & Photomatix: Part 1Photography
    HDR photography is always a controversial issue, and it’s an easy to technique to do badly. There are plenty of automatic scripts, actions and processes out there that aim to simplify the process, but the result is often a touch too dramatic.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Shooting & Stitching a Panoramic Photo From Start to FinishPreview
    Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in October, 2009. In this video tutorial, we look at the camera set up and post-production technique for creating stunning panoramic image. You'll be shown how to position your camera and tripod at the scene, experiment with portrait vs. landscape shooting, and given a walkthrough of stitching the various images together in Photoshop.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Resolution Stitching for Super-High-Res PhotosPreview
    Ever wanted to boost the resolution offered by your camera? In this video, we show you the camera settings and post-processing stitching techniques for shooting and producing "super resolution" images using a standard consumer Digital SLR.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Boosting Color Using Photoshop’s LAB Mode Photography
    In many behind-the-scenes video tutorials, we see awesome results but people are discouraged due to the expensive and professional equipment used. This tutorial will not only show you how to shoot a beautiful portrait with any camera, but also how to post-process your image perfectly.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Post-Processing Masterclass: Editing the Shaldon LighthousePreview
    In this photography tutorial we take a step by step look at the techniques and procedures used to transform our RAW image capture into a polished image to be proud of. It's an in-depth post-processing video tutorial, but we'll show you exactly what to expect after the break.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Airlight: Photographing the Edge of DarknessPreview
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    Today we're on location in St Ives, trying something different with very long coastal exposures. You'll see the afterglow of the sunset illuminating the sea, movement in the waves, and a beautiful final image!Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Digital Archiving Workflow for BeginnersPreview
    In this video, we take a look at how best to import, convert, rename and archive digital photography files. Solutions for backing up images and working with a Digital Asset Management system are also explored. It's a great introduction to your media workflow!Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Video Introduction to Digital Photography - Part 3Preview
    Today we're concluding our three-part video introduction to the fundamentals of photography. This final instalment will be investigating white balance, ISO, and the relative benefits of RAW and JPEG.Read More…