Category Archives: Horsforth Photoshoot

Final Favourite Photo

Here is my final favourite image  – I have cropped it differently to demonstrate wide angle, standard and square frames.









Wide Angle

This concludes My Walk in Horsforth Project.


Editing Photo No4

Here is the editing process of my final favourite image from my Horsforth Walk. This is the only panoramic photo that I took.


For this photo I tried to tone down the white sky and white balance it however I was unable to do so. I decided that for this edit I wanted to do something. little bit different, I wanted to make this photo look vintage/old by using different filters.


Original Photo

For starters I wanted to change the colour of the photo to a sepia colour. To do this I used Hue and Saturation.  Make sure you tick the colorise box then drag the hue and saturation sliders until you have a sepia tone.


Hue Saturation settings

The next stage is to add some ‘Noise’


Noise filter settings – I advise the settings I’ve selected.


The next stage is to add some grain/scratches, to do this I added another layer a complete black block. The next stage is Filter > Filter Galley. Then select the Texture folder then Grain filter then make sure the grain type is on vertical. Then as you please alter the intensity and contrast of the grain to what you want. Once you are happy click okay.


How to find the grain filter in the texture folder.

Finally whilst selecting the Black layer, scroll through the layer filters and select the ‘Screen’ filter.


Click the layer then select the filter you wish.

There you have it, a vintage looking photo.

Here is the original and new image. 




Edited Image

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Editing Photo No3


For this photo, the colour is a bit off and too bright. So this I’ve decided for this photograph I want to transform it into black and white. Editing photos black and white is my favourite adjustment. It can change a photo completely.



Original Photo


For a more in depth guide on how to edit photos black & white click here.

First of all you need to click onto Image > Adjustments > Black & White.


Image > Adjustments > Black & White

There a box will appear, all you have to do is click okay. then the photo will transform black and white.

As can see the image is a soft black and white, therefore to intensify the image I have used brightness/contrast and levels to do so. By changing the input and output levels you can make the image more intense and whole lot more interesting.


Brightness/contrast tool.



Here you can see the input and output levels on the levels tool.





Here is my original and final image.




Final image

Next is my fourth favourite photo edit.





Editing Photo No2

Initially looking at this photo it is quite dry and not very interesting like a close up photo is intended. Therefore I’m going to use editing tools that will enhance and make this photo more vibrant rather than greyish and dull. I will be in particular brighten up the moss in the photo to add a bit of colour.

This is another photo that I have picked out as one of my favourite photos taken. I have used Adobe Photoshop CS6  to edit. 


Original Photo

The first adjustment I made was changing the levels, I used the sliders to push more light into the photo.


This toolbar is located above the layers.


Levels Tool

 The next adjustment I used was the brightness contrast tool to brighten up the light that I had added into the photo, this was to try make the photo seem less dark and grey.




Brightness/Contrast tool

Finally as previously mentioned I wanted add some colour to this photo, to do this I would need to enhance the colour green (the moss) on the wood. To do this I used the vibrance tool.



This is the vibrance tool.

Here is the final image. 


You can clearly see the difference the different adjustments have made. 





Continue to see the editing process of my third photo.



Editing Photo No1

For this chapter I will be editing my favourite photo from the photoshoot. I edit my photos using Adobe Photoshop CS6.


Original Photo


Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast

The first tool that I used was the level tool, I wanted to make the photo look darker to give it a bit of a scary and stormy feel to it. Therefore I pushed the light out of the photo. To further darken and control the image I used the Brightness/Contrast tool.

Here is the result


Looking at the image its clear to see that the image is too dark at the bottom, therefore I made the decision to brighten the photo up by purposely making the houses lighter. To do so I had to cut out the houses and copy them onto another layer so I could change them separately. For me to do so I had to use the Polygonal Lasso Tool. Here I could precisely cut out the buildings and copy and paste them into a new layer.


In this screenshot you can see that the lasso tool is selected and I’ve cut out the buildings as planned.

I then selected the new layer, labelled ‘buildings’. To brighten them up again I used a combination of levels and brightness/contrast.

Here is the final result


Final Image

To demonstrate the transition of the photo I here is a short clip to show the changes.


Continue to the editing of my second photo arrow-for-jamess

Favourite Photos

From the 60 photos that I took on my walk, I have narrowed it down to 4 favourites. I have also created a interactive map to pin point where I took those photos.

Click here for the Map

Favourite Photo No1









Out of all the 60 photos I took, this one is my favourite. I admire the shape in this photo, in particular the triangles of the roof tops. On the picture on the right I have purposely pointed out the lines and shapes included in this photo. Another element of this photo that I like is the sky, on the day this photo was taken it was gloomy and this has been well captured in this picture.

Favourite Photo No2 


As part of the task I was requested to take some close-up photos. This is my chosen close-up photo that I have taken. One of the main features of a close up photo is capturing detail, in this photo I believe I have achieved this. The detail being the wood worm and the split in the middle of the wood.

Favourite Photo No3


Here is another photo that I have picked out of the 60 photos, I particularly like this photo as I have managed to catch a reflection in the ground via the puddle. Immediately looking at this photo you can get the sense of the conditions on the path, muddy, soggy and wet – conditions that people from Yorkshire are so used to.

Favourite Photo No4 


This photo was a trial, I had never previously made use of the panoramic camera feature on my iPhone. After a few attempts I managed to take this image. I like the idea that you can capture 180 degrees of your view. The landscapes available in Yorkshire are stunning and rich with greenery so this picture fits well.

Continue to follow me through my editing process.


A walk around Horsforth

As part of my news year’s resolution I decided that I was going to make more effort to go outdoors and get some exercise. Fittingly my Image Creation lecturer challenged us to go on a walk and photograph it. He provided a map for us ­which led us on a walk around Horsforth – the local area that surrounds Leeds Trinity University.



This is the Map that we were provided with.

I made sure when taking my photos that I had a good variety that had different features. I have taken photos that demonstrate:

  • Close- up’s
  • Reflection
  • Landscape
  • Shape

Take a look at my photos on the next page and decide for yourself which category they fall into.

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