Let’s get things perfectly straight (converging verticals)

Hi everyone,

I’m not a big fan of converging verticals. One of the first things that I habitually do with my architectural works is correct for these, my favourite tool of choice being DXO Viewpoint. In my opinion, this program is pretty much a must-have for anyone interested in photographing architectural views. I also use their PhotoLab and previously Optics Pro software for some basic corrections but Viewpoint is a great product for more advanced correction and integrates with both Optics Pro and PhotoLab.

A small tip, when framing the scene do not frame the subject too tightly, leave a fair amount of “wiggle” room around edges πŸ™‚ as it’ll be needed when applying correction. Else you will end up with parts of the building cut off. This is the exception my general habit of composing a scene 100% in the viewfinder and not cropping during processing. As an exception to the above I’ll not be using this process if I ever get to photograph the leaning tower of Pizza. πŸ™‚

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

“Rolling in from the sea” – Corfu

Hi everyone,

A toned monochrome work today,

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

Photobooks Christmas delivery deadlines.

my books for blog

Hi everyone,

Here’s a link to information on the Christmas delivery deadlines – http://www.blurb.co.uk/gifts

They ship to overΒ 70 countries and territories.

Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

 

Achilleion Palace, Corfu

Hi everyone,

The palace featured in the James Bond film “For your eyes only”

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

Another year of trying.

Hi everyone,

As you will have noticed πŸ™‚ I’ve been trying very hard to publicise my artwork this year with my usual lack of much success πŸ™‚

I did two new virtual galleries –

‘Praha – Prague’ – Paintography

https://www.virtualgallery.com/galleries/leigh_kemp_a14490717/praha___prague___paintography_s12302

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and

‘Paintography’ Impressions 2018

https://www.virtualgallery.com/galleries/leigh_kemp_a14490717/paintography_impressions_2018_s13338

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a new book (my third) entitled “2018 Collection” featuring works from my travelsΒ  –

http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/9139523-a-collection-of-my-2018-works-including-works-from

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and I’ve worked hard on my websites and social media pages –

https://leigh-kemp.pixels.com/

website restored

https://readymag.com/LeighKempArt/LeighKempArt/

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/

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I’ve had my best year on Fickr to date with nine of my works making it into Flickr Explore, see my Flickr Explored PageΒ for these and my previously explored works. My total photo views are approaching two million views since I started the page five years ago.

Some new YouTube videos –

Various postings on my Twitter page – https://twitter.com/leighkemp123Β and Fine Art America/Pixels account – https://pixels.com/profiles/leigh-kemp/shop

The highlights of my year being my visits to Prague, such a beautiful, fascinating city and the lovely picturesque island of Corfu. The low point being wasting my money joining and then subsequently cancelling my membership ofΒ  the Royal Photographic Society as my style of work doesn’t fit in there and their attitudes are set in the photographic stone-age. I don’t know what to try in the coming year but you’ll be the first to know. πŸ™‚Β  .Thanks to everyone that has encouraged and supported my work throughout another year.

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

 

Fishing boats – Corfu

Hi everyone,

A new painterly work today of fishing boats in Corfu.

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

Thank you

Hi everyone,

https://pixels.com/saleannouncement.html?id=724012e2f0ab40ac6beef4986274065a

artwork sale

Bless you and thanks to the buyer, I hope you enjoy my work.

Kind regards

leigh sig 2

 

Less is more

Hi everyone,

I’ve spent countless hours working on websites and graphics to try and promote my artwork with little to show for it so here’s something extremely simple and miminalistic.

https://readymag.com/u30123126/LeighKempArt/

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2

 

Seen it, done it, got the T-shirt :)

Hi everyone,

A selection of T.shirts from my travels :

“The tree in the courtyard” – Malta

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“Side Street” – Romewhen-in-rome-35-side-street-leigh-kemp t-shirt.jpg

 

“Market in the rain” – Prague

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“In-spired” – Street Scene, Brusselsin-spired-street-scene-brussels-leigh-kemp t-shirt.jpg

“Mirage” – Corfucorfu-18-mirage-leigh-kemp t-shirts.jpg

and one from my travels in the the U.K

“Halfway down the hill”

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Kind regards,

leigh sig 2

Season’s Greetings.

Hi eveyone,

Season’s greetings to you all and thanks for your interest, support and encouragement for my artwork. It’s been another tough, challenging and enjoyable year the highlight of which was almost certainly my short visit to Prague, such a beautiful city.

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Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year,

leigh sig 2