Backing up

Backing up

Most people these days have a computer and possibly more people own a phone. We use our computers for a multiple of things, reading emails, browsing the web, Skype, FaceTime, Facebook, Twitter etc… If you run a business, or are a student, you might write letters, create spreadsheets, or create pieces of art in a …

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Hartland Quay

Hartland Quay

In early August, we had family visit, so we wanted to take them somewhere with walks and a beach. We chose Hartland Quay. You approach Hartland Quay via a toll road, which also covers the parking, and you drive down a narrow winding road to the first of a couple of car parks. Down another …

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Panoramas

Panoramas

Since moving to Devon, I’ve been inspired by the landscapes and the beaches and this has reignited my landscape photography. I’ve now started to take this one step further. The landscape is so amazing it needs more than just a 6×4 ratio photo. When I visited a part of Dartmoor back in February I took …

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Digital Textures

Digital Textures

Since moving house and living nearer the coast and moors, I have been inspired to start taking images for use as digital textures. I have then also been using some of these images to add into my own portrait photos to give the background a bit of detail or even adding them to some of …

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Learning Lightroom

Learning Lightroom

With my photography I use Lightroom software. I use it to manage and edit all my photos and for good reason. It is an excellent piece of software. I shoot using the RAW setting on the camera and this gives me great editing power over my photos. As I am a tutor by trade, I …

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The Langtree Tractor Run 2017

The Langtree Tractor Run 2017

Yesterday was Fathers Day. It was also the Langtree Tractor Run. This sounded like fun and it was for a good cause for our local pre school, Little Bears, so we booked up in advance and spent the week checking the weather forecast. It looked like it was going to be hot! So, yesterday we …

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Vertoramas at the Gorge

Vertoramas at the Gorge

Vertorama photos can be great fun and have a real impact on the viewer. If you don’t know, a Vertorama is a vertical panorama with images stitched together vertically. It can take a bit of practice to get them right, but the result is worth it. They can be made from stitching just 2 images …

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Free Texture No1

Free Texture No1

As I mentioned and promised recently I am giving away one of my new textures for free and all I ask in return, is for you to like my Facebook page. Facebook.com/LeeOrchardPhotography So, my first free texture is this one. It is of view old stonework. The file is a jpg image, 5000px across the …

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The Granite Way

The Granite Way

Since moving to Devon, we are finding we are starting to visit lots of places. That was part of the reason for moving, so this is good! It means that my outdoor photography is rekindled, meaning this blog has sprung back in to life again. I have started to create texture files, which will be …

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Exploring Belstone

Exploring Belstone

Wanting to explore more and get to see our new surroundings we headed out to Dartmoor. This time to a place called Belstone to get on to Dartmoor. This area like many, has a few Tors on it. One called Belstone Tor. So, I had the intention of trying to find it. We did however …

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