And now for the video :)

Hi all,

I did a video promo tour featuring some of the works in my new online exhibition.  https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/218740/paintography-by-leigh-kemp

Kind regards

leigh sig 2

My new virtual Gallery – “Paintography”

Hi everyone,

My new gallery, featuring 37 of my recent works,

Exhibition catalogue pdf

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Visit the gallery

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

In for a penny, in for a pound :)

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Hi everyone, as the saying goes, “in for a penny in for a pound!”. 🙂

I decided to enter four additional entries in the Travel competition.

Piazza del Popolo, Rome

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https://www.photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/travel-2-travel-photo-contest-4049/entries/piazza-del-popolo-rome-2464674.8d9c8caf5/

Pontikonisi, Corfu

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https://www.photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/travel-2-travel-photo-contest-4049/entries/pontikonisi-corfu-greece-2464635.9f44e6f3a/

Brussels, Belgium

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https://www.photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/travel-2-travel-photo-contest-4049/entries/in-spired-brussels-belgium-2464627.402bd1f91/

Piazza Venezia, Rome

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https://www.photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/travel-2-travel-photo-contest-4049/entries/piazza-venezia-rome-2464677.2608d4e82/

and my original entry

Little Town, Prague

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

If you like ’em please share.

Thanks and Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

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. 🙂

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 🙂 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. 🙂

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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 over 70 countries and territories.

Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

 

Another year of trying.

Hi everyone,

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

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 travels  –

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 Page 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/leighkemp123 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 of  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. 🙂  .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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  • Category  Arts & Photography Books
  • Size Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
    22 Pages
  • ISB Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9781389673771

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

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  • Category  Arts & Photography Books
  • Size Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
    32 Pages
  • ISBN Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781389614729

http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/8173860-i-can-t-paint
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  • Category  Fine Art Photography
  • Size Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 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 Christmas 

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

  • Size Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
    28 Pages
  • ISBN
    • Softcover: 9781388085643

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2