My entry in the “Travel” contest

Hi everyone,

I entered one of my travel works in this competition.

https://www.photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/travel-2-travel-photo-contest-4049/entries/prague-little-town-street-scene-2451128.145547487/

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I have my own philosophy on entering competitions as I never win so much as 50p on a scratch card and that’s enter and forget it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

 

 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ as it’ll be needed when applying correction. Else you will end up with parts of the building cut off. This is the exception to 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

Photobooks Christmas delivery deadlines.

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Hi everyone,

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

They ship to overย 70 countries and territories.

Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

 

Another year of trying.

Hi everyone,

As you will have noticed ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been trying very hard to publicise my artwork this year with my usual lack of much success ๐Ÿ™‚

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 travelsย  –

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 Pageย 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/leighkemp123ย 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 ofย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  .Thanks to everyone that has encouraged and supported my work throughout another year.

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Best wishes,

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

FLASH SALE – 30% off my photo books today

Hi everyone, 30% discount on my Photo Books today. Offer valid through December 4th, 2018 (11:59 p.m local time)

My bookstore profile page : http://www.blurb.co.uk/user/LeighKemp?profile_preview=true

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  • Categoryย ย Arts & Photography Books
  • Sizeย Standard Landscape, 10ร—8 in, 25ร—20 cm
    22 Pages
  • ISBย Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9781389673771

http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/8136482-photo-art-by-leigh-kemp

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  • Categoryย ย Arts & Photography Books
  • Sizeย Standard Landscape, 10ร—8 in, 25ร—20 cm
    32 Pages
  • ISBNย Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781389614729

http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/8173860-i-can-t-paint
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  • Categoryย ย Fine Art Photography
  • Sizeย Standard Landscape, 10ร—8 in, 25ร—20 cm
    28 Pages
  • ISBN
    • Softcover: 9781388085643

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

Kind regards

leigh sig 2

 

New book : “2018 Collection”

Hi everyone,

I have a new book out, coincidentally just in time for Christmasย 

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

  • Sizeย Standard Landscape, 10ร—8 in, 25ร—20 cm
    28 Pages
  • ISBN
    • Softcover: 9781388085643

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2

 

Flickr Explored Works

Hi everyone,

To celebrate having my latest Flickr Explore I thought I’d post all my Explored on Flickr works in chronological order. I think that it’s a pretty accurate cross-section of my work and representative of my work as a whole. Explore really does promote one’s work to aย  huge potential audience. I’ve linked the works to them on Flickr and I have an album of these works on Flickr:ย ย https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/albums/72157657757247056

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Last of the Summer Wine

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Between the ponds

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The Colours of Spring

Two from Poole, Dorset

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Under Pressure!

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“Good Light”

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Come all ye faithful

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Dreamscape

Two from Rome:

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When in Rome #3 “Piazza di Spagna”

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When in Rome #27 “Piazza del Popolo”

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Beyond the trees

Two of my “tree” works:

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Don’t fence me in!

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“Just about holding on”ย 

Two from Prague:

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Going downhill and round the bend!ย 

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The No. 13 to ฤŒernokosteleckรกย 

Three from Corfu:


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Corfu 3 – “Surreal Rocks!”

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Corfu 29 “If it lights your candle”

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Corfu 39 – “Boats” Paxos

Best wishes

leigh sig 2

Looking back on my travels

Hi everyone,

A few of my personal favourites from my recent travels, all very different locations. I’ve linked them to their Flickr albums.

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Pontikonisi, Corfu

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Little Town, Prague

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Piazza del Popolo, Rome

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Grande Place, Brussels.

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Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta.

Best wishes

leigh sig 2