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My Photo of the Month in MacFormat UK!

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October 3, 2016 - 12:00pm

I've been learning from Joseph since 2011 when I first started using Aperture. I have learnt a lot over the years and still enjoying learning more. Here in the U.K. I had a photo published by MacFormat magazine as Photo of the month. They asked me about editing and how I edited the photo; I'd learnt so much from this site, and this was where I came across Polarr, so I wanted to share my resource with them, and my success here!

My photo, before and after

The summer sun here in Cheshire broke for about two minutes, I had a Fuji X-Pro 2 in the boot of my car, but have missed quick breaks with light many times before. I was quite happy to shoot with my iPhone 6S.

I got the Polarr App as soon as I watched the TWiP Apps podcast [TWiP Apps 05: Polarr; Leaving Other Apps in the Cold] and demonstration of the App. Great to use; still learning my way around.

Looking at my edited photo, I may have gone a bit too far, but I spent hours in a darkroom as a teenager, only to reappear from the orange-lit attic with grey prints that had zero contrast. So that's my excuse!

I may have gone a bit too far in Polarr, but I love it!

The article in MacFormat UK!

Here's the article as published in MacFormat UK magazine (Autumn edition)

MacFormat UK Photo Stream Shot of the Month page 1Page 112, MacFormat UK, Autumn 2016 Edition — Content copyright
MacFormat UK Photo Stream Shot of the Month page 2Page 113, MacFormat UK, Autumn 2016 Edition — Content copyright

The future

I read with great interest the article “Are You Ready To Dump Photoshop… for an App?”. I've been without a MacBook Pro since last November, thinking Apple will release a new laptop early this year. So I haven't made the move over to Lightroom yet; I've been using my iPad like Christopher. I've got a lot of catching up to when I purchase a new MacBook Pro, but the ApertureExpert and now PhotoApps.Expert videos have helped me so much since I first started using Aperture in 2011. 

The editor asked me about inspiration. I love the way Damien Lovegrove can use light, natural or in a studio.

Your teaching is very much appreciated Joseph, thanks again.

About the author, Shaun Gallagher:

As well as my love of photography and natural light, I like to travel and meet new people.

Motor sports, portraits and landscape.

Instagram : shaung22

flickr : sg2244 

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