Category Archives: Photoshop and photo editing

March 08

My first ever YouTube tutorial – How to do a Day to Night Photo.

Multitasker - by Adam Robert Young February 23


When given the task of taking a photo for an article on “a day in the life of a magazine editor”, I immediately visualised something like an Hindu god with many arms doing ten things at once. Coincidentally my magazine’s managing editor Christine was somewhat camera shy, and welcomed the idea of having half of […]

Ghost in the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum - photography by Adam Robert Young February 22

The making of a ghost in Saigon

In the Fine Arts museum in Saigon, a silent figure is caught between the world of the living and the dead. Whispers and rumours have been wafting around of a tormented girl wandering the halls of this historic building for decades. I was assigned the task of capturing an image of the fine arts museum […]

December 16

The ones that didn’t make it (December 2013, Part 2)

Part 1 here In November, disaster struck on one of my shoots – an embarrassing mistake that led to some drastic cosmetic surgery and that will haunt me for some time to come. But first, the background… The cover story for the December issue was about unique boutiques in Saigon. The total of fifteen boutique […]

September 05

The challenge of colour photography

Here’s a photo I took last month in Ho Chi Minh City, but it’s a photo you will never see published on my website, you won’t see it in any of my books, and I’ll never print it out… It’s not that it’s a terrible photo (although it’s certainly not a great one either). The […]

After photoshop screen layer blending mode May 03

Pulling details out of shadow in Photoshop with blending modes

Let me start with this: I AM NOT, NOR CLAIM TO BE, A PHOTO EDITING MAESTRO. There are many folk out there who are veritable wizards with Photoshop and the plethora of image editing programs out there. I am simply a photographer who likes to make the most of the tools at my disposal. To […]