Martin Evening is a photographer and writer with a commercial background in advertising and beauty photography. He is also well known for his in-depth knowledge of Photoshop and Lightroom, plus an author on digital imaging and photography. His recent books include: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book, Photoshop CC for Photographers, Photographers at Work and Lightroom Transformations. In 2008, Martin was inducted into the NAPP Photoshop Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, in recognition for his work as a Photoshop and Lightroom instructor. Martin is also a regular contributor to a number of magazines, including Lightroom Magazine and Photoshop User.
Martin has a particular love for landscape photography and recently exhibited photos of the Ashridge forest, Vancouver Island. In 2019 he was commissioned to document Berkhamsted Castle for the Berkhamsted Castle Trust.
Hits and Misses of a Creative Career
Martin Evening looks back over his creative career as a commercial photographer and artist and analyses the triggers that help photographers be more consistently successful when creating images.
What are you trying to say with your photography? It is so important to have a clear idea of what your message is. It might be simply the beauty of a landscape, the human body or an abstract composition. But there is also a tendency for photographers and artists to get carried away with complex compositions, where the message is confused. Are you trying to say too much?
- Getting into the groove
- Classic portraits
- Early Photoshop experiments
- Later (restrained) use of Photoshop in commercial work
- Importance of collaboration and partnerships
- Classic landscape work
- Recent landscape composite images