My name is Laurence Baker. I live on the Isle of Wight, England, a very photogenic island off the south coast of England.I’m an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Photoshop, and Lightroom.
I do give lessons in Photoshop & Lightroom, only on the Isle of Wight. Check out my Tuition page for further details.
I also design websites my prices are here
I also use Adobe: Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Audition in my everyday workflows.
I can also teach Microsoft Excel. I plan to add more about this in the Spring of 2018.
Technical qualifications aside, I’m an un-qualified photographer. I mention un-qualified because there are many highly trained photographer’s out there, very frustrated by interlopers like myself. As far as photography is concerned I’m still on the learning curve. I don’t understand studio lighting, or even flash techniques. But, when it comes to post-processing, I do know my ‘stuff’.
Strictly, I’m a Landscape Photographer, (who isn’t these days). Besides Landscapes, I also do shoot some Stock Photography, which mainly involves people doing ‘things’ in different environments.
The Isle of Wight is a landscape photographers dream. It has diverse scenery, all contained in a small package.
Landscape Photography on the Isle of Wight is easy, because of the diverse scenery. It’s just a case of passion, commitment, and planning.
There will always be a risk in Landscape photography it won’t go as planned. The thrill I get when it works, makes me forget the bad days.
Anyway, check out my photographs of the Isle of Wight here.
I remember what it was like to climb the mountain which is Photoshop.
Hopefully, the structured approach in my YouTube videos will help you to get to the point where you can say. “I need this effect, and I know the tools I need to use to achieve my vision”.
Slavishly learning other’s techniques, though useful, will not really give you a REAL understanding of how Photoshop works.
It will take months, if not years, to reach the point of nirvana where your vision can be created easily – because you know what tools to use. Persevere, it’s worth it, even you think you are not really creative – you are – and Photoshop will help you achieve quite amazing work. Even if you’ve never used a pencil, or brush since elementary school.
Lightroom, though easier to understand, is still a hard climb for new starters.
For most hobby photographers, Lightroom is really all you need. Yet, I still meet many people, with expensive cameras, still only using the JPEG output of their camera; rather than unlocking the huge potential that developing in raw will deliver.
I try my best to be in your shoes, not my current pair.
There will also be some kit reviews. And sometimes blogs about my day’s out in the field, or anything that captures my interest.
I also run a website called Wightway about walking and cycling on the Isle of Wight