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There’s Two of Them Shambles

Shambles Miller, who I photographed last month, is releasing his single this Friday (that’s the 6th of July). I took a photo of him to help promote it. He is releasing both an A and a B side, both with two different vibes that we have tried to portray in this one photo. Hence the two Shambles, pulling different expressions. I had fun taking these, and we knocked ’em out quite quickly while I was on a break from my big girl’s job. Taking photos is fun.

I wonder which one Shambles will use? His single launch is 6th of July at Vespbar in Glasgow, so make sure you come along to support him.

 
 
Q

“Do you like/use Aperture better/more than Photoshop?” – James Brown

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I use Aperture more, and yes, I like it better. Photoshop is so overwhelming, so intimidating. Aperture is a difference piece of software, though, and of course doesn’t pack anywhere close to all the features Photoshop has. PS has its place with me, though, when I’m wanting to drastically change the tone of an image. Working with different layers and changing the opacity, that I can’t do in Aperture.

 
 
Q

“I was just wondering what (if any) post-processing you tend to do? All of your photos have a very good, distinct, look about them that I can’t quite put my finger on. They seem bright but not too vibrant, with great contrast, and they all just seem to pop without standing out too much… If you know what I mean!” – Ben

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Is there a particular photo you have in mind? I don’t fiddle too much in post-processing, I’m really conscious of not over-doing it. I once wrote about my basic image editing process in Aperture to give a photo ‘pop’, but for those with different tones I play around with curves, layers and opacity in Photoshop (I’ll go over this in more detail in the future seeing as a couple of people have now requested it).

For a photo like this, I made minor adjustments to contrast, saturation etc in Aperture — really simple. For this photo, I took it into Photoshop and played around with curves and different layers (What is it with me and dogs?).