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So far Alister has created 21 blog entries.

Flow States and the Art of Consciousness Cycling

By |2018-11-20T11:52:16+00:00November 4th, 2018|Article, Blog|

Introduction:I’m passionate about me! - I believe I have a job to do, and that job is to become the very best version of me; limited as it is by genetics, but otherwise constrained only by my imagination and commitment to apply myself. Over the years, I’ve made more excuses than I care to recall, [...]

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What can the landscape tell us about ourselves

By |2018-11-20T11:52:58+00:00October 4th, 2018|Article, Blog|

Yesterday afternoon, perhaps an hour before sunset, I took a drive up the coast to an isolated beach, most definitely alone as a fresh blizzard stormed in off the Minch between us and the Isle of Harris. A bitter wind stung my face with ice pellets as I crossed the smooth boulders to the water’s [...]

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By |2018-11-20T10:31:45+00:00July 31st, 2018|Blog|

  I am delighted to announce that my 3 images series The Reflection won Silver in the Professional Fine Art Landscape category in PX3 Juried Competition again this year. Full list of 2018winner - click here        

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Flight Fit

By |2018-11-20T10:34:38+00:00July 29th, 2017|Blog|

First and foremost I need to start this with a disclaimer: I am not a doctor and nothing in this article can be taken as specific medical advice. Certain foods and chemicals can interact with some medications and these can have very serious effects. As with any changes in lifestyle, diet, supplementation or exercise, you [...]

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Focusing at Night

By |2018-11-20T11:53:34+00:00July 2nd, 2017|Article, Blog|

The Problems It’s dark! - Even cameras with an AF assist beam can rarely function at night. On a very moonlit night with a nice reflective subject with clear edges, the AF system may work, but its best not to bother. I have read many Night Photography books stating that manual focus is the way to go, either at [...]

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Composing at Night

By |2018-11-20T11:54:18+00:00June 18th, 2017|Article, Blog|

Why do you take Photographs? I’ve asked this question many times to colleagues, friends, on forums, online communities and polls on my website. The answers are as varied as the people who took the time to answer, but the majority said it was artistic expression - in other words, to communicate a feeling, a meaning, an emotion [...]

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PX3 Awards Winner

By |2018-11-20T10:45:26+00:00June 5th, 2017|Blog|

I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded twice in the 2017 PX3 Juried Competition. My 5 images series The Endless Caress won Silver in the Professional Fine Art Landscape category, while The Crystal Embrace was awarded Gold in Professional Nature, Seasons category. Full list of 2017 winner - http://www.px3.fr/winners/winners.php?compName=PX3+2017 Alister Benn's Previous Awards: [...]

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Lightroom Global Adjustment

By |2018-11-20T11:55:59+00:00June 1st, 2017|Article, Blog|

EXPOSURE, COLOR & MOOD There is a clear psychological connection between both brightness and color on our moods. Anyone who has spent any time processing images over the years knows that you can return to a raw file you worked a decade ago and see it in a fresh way to create a completely different [...]

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Lightroom Basic Adjustment

By |2018-11-20T11:56:48+00:00June 1st, 2017|Article, Blog|

Develop Module - Basic Tools Adobe Lightroom is an incredibly powerful Raw Development Tool - allowing a huge range of non-destructive adjustments. Being able to make an adjustment, review it and undo it without affecting the raw file allows for infinite experimentation and discovery. The Develop Module in Lightroom is accessed via the top menu [...]

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Lightroom – Import & Export

By |2018-11-20T11:57:22+00:00May 21st, 2017|Article, Blog|

Regardless of which RAW conversion software you use, the principles are the same and the emphasis should be placed on why you are making certain adjustments as much as how you make them. Lightroom shares the same tools and algorithms as Adobe Camera Raw, which came packaged with earlier versions of Photoshop with the Bridge [...]

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Trierenberg Super Circuit Winner 2016

By |2018-11-20T10:56:21+00:00August 5th, 2016|Blog|

I am delight to announce that my image "After Glow " has won Night Photography Gold Medal in Trierenberg Super Circuit contest. Alister Benn's Other Awards: 2017 P3X in Fine Art and Nature  Memorial Maria Luisa Winner - Mountain Category Winner  

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It’s all good light

By |2018-11-20T11:58:33+00:00June 29th, 2016|Article, Blog|

One measure of photographs is their impact – essentially how they make you feel. There are numerous tools to elicit reactions from viewers, but at their core is contrast – both global and local.

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