Now I have completed my portfolio I am going to spend some time posting new images as and when I take them using my iPhone and iPad, as well as images taken using some techniques I am working on in Photoshop.
The structure of my blog posts has gone, and now it is going to a much freer content you will see, varying from day to day.
I posted two iPhone images taken at Sandbanks the other day, and I have to say I enjoyed the freedom of taking pictures on my IPhone and the processing the images in Lightroom Mobile on my IPad, and posting straight from there. I did this in my car on location in Sandbanks!
I did also take a lot of images with my Canon 6D but they at the time of posting the were still in my camera.
So expect something different and new on my blog over the next couple of weeks. I am still working on some new subjects which I will start posting in the New Year.
But for the next two months I am going to get back to enjoying my blog and the content, which will include a variety of pictures from my iPhone and Canon 6D, as well as my thoughts on photography. And some photo news.
I hope that you enjoyed the two pictures taken at Sandbanks, which have a nice feel to them. They were taken around noon, the time we are all told not to take photos as the light is not great.
Nonsense. Do not let this stop you shooting, Yes you get great light around sunset and sunrise, but there is lots else in between to photograph.
What is really, really important is that we all go out with our cameras whenever we can and try to capture great images.
Forget the rules. Go out and shoot,
And as I said the other day, Watch the light, Where it is, What it is doing.
Photography is all bout light remember.
Rick McEvoy Photography
Wednesday 26th October 2016
Very well - thanks for asking!
37 out of 40 images done. I need three more. I have 17 exterior shots and 20 interior shots.
So it looks like three more exterior shots are required and I have my 40.
I should have 38 images but I rejected one image which has made a mess of all my scheduling of posts etc.
And confused me no end.
But I am back on it now.
And I have 35 black and white edits for my spare portfolio. That one even I can work out and sort.
So three more architectural images, and five more black and white images.
And then I move on. For a while.
No sorry one more job to do – sequencing. I need the images to flow, with that transition I have talked about before from interior to exterior photographs.
Once that is done I will leave my portfolio for a couple of weeks. I am going to move on to other things I need to do, and you never know some new images might appear from my current work which go straight in there.
I am going to submit my portfolio(s) to the BIPP at the end of September.
Once submitted I will receive feedback on the 30 I need to submit – yes I will be losing 10 images from the set. Poor things. No-one likes being rejected…
When I have my sets of 30, hopefully 15 interior and 15 exterior sets, I will produce a new section on my website called, Portfolios (I know where do I come up with these creative names from).
I will have 60 images, interior, exterior, colour and black and white.
I will add to these portfolio pages over time, but I have not yet decided how I will do this. I could go by the following
- Architecture Style
- Subject matters
This is just a quick list. Just some thoughts. You get the idea…
Boring statement alert.
Sorry. I am going to repeat myself. Writing helps me think. One reason is that I am not distracted by other things (other than my own digressions), and writing allows me to think about a subject.
Back to Lightroom for me in the search for those 3 extra images. Call back to my blog tomorrow to see what I have come up with!
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Wednesday 7th September 2016
This is an image from a commercial architectural photography shoot. An urgent job to shoot 5 Travelodges.
5! In a hurry too!
I want my Portfolio to include some branded architectural photography work. And Traveodge is a pretty big brand.
This is the client edit version with a bit more done to it.
I have added a vignette in Lightroom to darken the edges. The feedback from my portfolio review was that the image needed to be darkened for my portfolio, which I have done this way. It made the image look too flat though, so I then brightened up the part of the image around the logo by dodging in Lightroom - such a powerful tool.
I also cropped in a bit tighter, giving a stronger composition
Next I brightened the reds, darkened the blues, and adjusted the blacks and whites a little bit.
And then went into Photoshop and cleaned up the cladding and a yellow label on the window I had never seen before. More cleaning in Photoshop!!
This is a single image captured on my Canon 6D, using a focal length of 34mm on my Canon 17-40mm lens.
The exposure was 1/200th second, F8, ISO200, handheld, AV Mode
Rick McEvoy Photography
Saturday 20th August 2016
OK I am not going to rush into this. This will be my portfolio for a few years, and will be the collection of images that I use to try and gain more work.
It is very important to me. And going forwards I will add images to it as and when better images appear. One in, one out.
I want my Portfolio set of images to flow.
I am going to produce a collection of 35-40. Not 30 (I checked the notes from my Portfolio Review).
This will give a selection that can be either culled back or need more work. The image set is going to be made up of the following;
- 20 architectural photography images
- 20 interior photography images
I am thinking about adding some industrial photography images. And having thought about this I am not going to include them. Time to focus….
This is my starting point. I will then sequence the images so they flow. I need something to transition from the architectural set to the interior set.
Once this is done I can edit the images. This is the bit I really enjoy, especially when I am giving myself the time to edit the images as much as I want to.
And this set of images will form the basis of the visual content on my home page, and in other marketing and promotional material.
The editing process will produce a consistent set of images, consistent in terms of
This covers the aesthetic and technical angles.
This is how I am going to approach the next stage in the production of my new portfolio, so now it is time to sit down and choose my images!
One more thing. On my website I have categories such as Dorset, Hampshire, architectural, interior etc – I will have to go through all of these and update each and every image set. One at a time.
More work for me……
Rick McEvoy Photography
23rd July 2016
A lovely shot for a Sunday, taken by the bridge on the entrance to Barton Stacey In Hampshire. This is brand new picture of Hampshire taken this month.
Check out my Hampshire photographer page at
Where you can see more of my pictures from Hampshire.
And call back to my blog tomoow at
where I iwll be writing all week about my photography portfolio