(22 November 2015) So, with one thing and another happening lately, I am no longer working professionally as a press photographer and for the while, will be putting photography in general, on the back-burner. This includes the changes mentioned in the previous news item, about no new blog entires or videos. As a mark of my many years working in newspapers, I have added a new gallery with a selection of my pictures made over that time. My life was essentially devoted to photography, so I guess it's fitting that I have the full range of imagery I have made, represented on this site. No doubt, I'll have newer art to add sometime in the future, but I can't say at this stage when that might be. As always, thanks very much for visiting and I'm still contactable if you have questions about anything. Cheerio, until the next phase...
(10 October 2015) There have been big changes around here lately. More on that later but for now, I have discontinued my blog at russbrown.info. FWIW, the old version still exists at therussbrown.blogspot.com.au, albeit without any of the newer posts since it moved away at this time last year. No more new videos at The Grumpy Photographer either, at least for the while. Apologies for any incovenience.
19 August 2015) Important news! I only have a few boxes left of my book Paths to Artistic Imaging in Photoshop, so to move the remaining copies, I have reduced the price for local customers from the regular $59.95 to just $35, with flat-rate shipping of $15 anywhere in Australia. My good friend Les Harden from Highcove also has the book at the discounted price. My previous offer for those outside Australia and the US remains available too; the book and shipping for AU$80. Those in the US can still get the book from Half Price Books. As I said, there aren't very many left, so if you've been procrastinating, act now, because when they're gone, they're gone! See the Tutorial Book tab above to buy now from this site.
(15 August 2015) I have had the privilege of again being chosen by US author Dan Margulis
to be a member of the Beta-reader team for his newest book,
An essential read for anyone serious about their work in Photoshop by the doyen of LAB!
from the Beta-readers, including something from me about my use of LAB in processing
my infrared images.
(6 July 2015) Now that my book is no longer on Amazon, availability outside of Australia and the US has become a problem. Therefore, I have added a new button on the book page to enable delivery outside those countries, with the book discounted to offset the awful cost of international postage from Australia. ($50-$60)
(10 June 2015) 5,000th visitor today! Just sayin' is all.
(20 April 2015) The Grumpy Photographer has officially arrived!
Who could resist such a charming and knowledgeable looking chap?!
If you haven't checked the Video tab yet, you're missing out and there's more to come!
(Latest addition: July 1.) Topics so far include: Colour Correction, Use of the Apply Image
command, Sharpening, How to effectively use the Adobe Camera Raw module, The LAB
colour space, Texture application, Adding dramatic skies in landscape shots and my own
special method of enhancing image depth, colour and quality.
(14 April 2015) I've just returned from a very enjoyable trip to Sydney, to give a full-day presentation to the St George Leagues
Photographic Society. On the way down, I also visited the Tamworth Camera Club for a fun evening of Photoshop shenanigans. Everyone seemed to enjoy and get lot from my ramblings and it was a great experience for me too. A big thanks to all involved for their enthusiasm and hospitality!
(23 March 2015) Colourised historic pictures! This is something that I have been wanting to do for quite awhile and have finally managed to make a start! Just two to begin with, from the American Library of Congress. They are available for purchase at Fine Art America. As you will understand, this work is meticulous and time-consuming, so I will add more as I get the chance. If there are any images in the Historic gallery that you are interested in having colourised, email me!
(5 March 2015) Big news! I have begun creating some video tutorials on all things Photoshop and digital imaging. The first are on the new Video tab at the top of the page and I plan to add more as soon as time permits. Easy stuff at first and then later, if you're brave enough, some paid content with more advanced techniques. I'll be covering a lot of the topics from my book, so if you have a copy and you're struggling with something, you might find it easier to follow with the videos. Take a look!
(14 February 2015) A great experience at Create World 2015. Thanks to all involved!
While there, I took the Adobe Certification exam and have now received my Associate Certification.
(28 January 2015) My book is no longer on sale new from Amazon. (However, used copies are sometimes still available there, so check anyway!) The remaining new copies have been purchased by Half Price Books in the US and can be obtained from them until stocks run out. It is still available in Australia, of course. See the Tutorial Book tab for info.
(15 November 2014) As Gallery 1 was becoming somewhat full and I have been completing a lot more pictures in infrared lately, I have decided that it would be easier to separate the infrared images into a new dedicated gallery. The link to the new “Gallery Infrared” is in the usual place at the top of the page. Enjoy!
(18 October 2014) Well, the news just keeps coming! I have just made available some customised greeting cards, through Fine Art America. There are just a few so far, but they are just some examples of what is possible. The great news is that you can select any picture of mine that will reasonably fit the 5x7” format of the cards and I will make one for you with your choice of a front title (eg: Happy Birthday) plus a personalised message inside. You will then have a truly unique and precious card for that someone special. As a tip, many of the beautifully enhanced pictures in the Historic gallery make interesting and wonderful cards. Christmas cards, birthdays, Thank You, Get Well or Thinking of You cards are all possible and only the tip of the iceberg! If you are interested, email me with what you would like and I’ll get started right away.
(8 October 2014) Big news! As you may have already noticed, I have updated the design of my site. I hope you will agree that it is a big improvement. I have optimised it for larger, wider screen monitors, which I think most people these days have. Let me know what you think and feel free to contact me if you have any issues with the new layout on your particular monitor or browser. Also, My blog has moved to a new site, russbrown.info - Please drop in and leave some comments on the new look! All my previous posts have been transferred and new ones will be coming soon. (Worth noting too, that this site has today hit The Big 3000 page views from 62 countries!)
(21 August 2014) Fine Art America now has a UK fulfilment centre, so anyone wanting to order a picture in the UK or Europe, can save significantly on freight costs and delivery time.
(May 18, 2014) Q&A about my book at Good Reading Magazine. Maybe of interest to potential readers!
(March 30, 2014) I have just completed a bonus chapter for my book, which I will make available for free download, as a little “Thank-You” to all buyers. It is all you ever wanted to know about Adobe Camera Raw but didn’t know to ask. I will offer it to all new purchasers of my book and will contact as many past buyers as I can. If you have bought the book previously and would like the new chapter, write to me here and I’ll send it to you.
(March 10, 2014) My good friend and beta-reader of my book, Marco Olivotto in Italy, has just posted an interview with me about the book, on his blog. You can see it here.
(February 28, 2014) A very good article about my new book in Brisbane’s Courier-Mail newspaper today.
(February 17, 2014) News Flash! I’ll be interviewed about my new book on Spencer Howson’s 612 ABC breakfast show here in Brisbane, around 6am tomorrow (Tuesday 18). Tune in! Update: The show went very well, I think! A very enjoyable chat with Spencer. I hope a similar opportunity will come again one day! Radio interview.mp3
(January 23, 2014) My book is now available on Amazon, for those outside Australia! Free shipping is available in the US and much cheaper freight to other countries than I can provide, if sent direct from Australia. Be sure to visit and use the Look Inside the Book feature. (Note for Canadian visitors though; sadly Amazon US cannot send books to Canada, so contact me for other options.)
(January 1, 2014) I am Featured Artist this month on Artsy Shark. Take a look! (Also, there are a dozen new works since Christmas in Gallery 1, and fourteen new images in the Historic gallery, including some very nice steam trains, so check them out too.)
(December 15, 2013) I’m delighted to say that yesterday’s official launchby Mayor Allan Sutherland was a fantastic event. The function room at the Redcliffe Library was full and I was extremely grateful for the very kind and flattering speeches made by both the Mayor and my friend Les Harden. Thanks to all who attended, including councillors Koliana Winchester, Brian Battersby, Mike Charlton and James Houghton. I have included a picture below of myself with the Mayor and Cr Winchester.
(November 4, 2013) My new book, “Paths to Artistic Imaging in Photoshop” has arrived and is available for purchase! See the “Tutorial Book” tab above.
(April 13, 2013) My new blog launched - therussbrown.blogspot.com.au (**Moved in October 2014, to russbrown.info)
(December 2012) New page added (see above or click here) of wonderful historic photographs from the American Library of Congress, which I have processed from the originals to create stunningly detailed and beautiful pictures.
(October 2012) Works “Silent Sorrow” and “Carina Over Redcliffe” selected for display at Salon de la Photo 2012 in Paris.
(Apr 2012) - Picture “Across the Bridge Where Angels Dwell” wins Open Photo section of the Bluewater Art Exhibition.
Latest gallery update: July 25, 2015.
Russ Brown - Photographic Digital Art