Create this Twirl effect in Adobe Photoshop

4 May, 2020 | Apple iPhone 11 Pro | iPhone 11 Pro back camera 1.54mm f/2.4

I learned a new technique which I have used to transform a mundane set of images into something I find exciting. I first read about this twirl technique on Hanne Siebers’s blog. Dina learned about the technique from her camera club, The North Norfolk Photographic Society. She has used it to transform a photograph of…

Leaving Dafen

Kiran, eight years ago.
Read Leaving Dafen (From Craft to Art) | David duChemin – World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author. by David duChemin

There’s something different about you. Probably something that kids at school saw right away and teased you about. Likely something (or a collection of things) that you’ve spent considerable effort to hide from the world. They’re the weird-shaped edges you keep trying to iron out, but they’re part of you and are there for good, so they keep springing back. They’re the things that make you feel a bit like a freak. By definition, they’re also what makes you extraordinary. Exceptional.

My nickname in high school was “Krazy” because I was weird. I didn’t easily fit in. What happened to me?