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Tim-Wilko
Tim Wilkinson
Artist | Photography
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Hi, my name's Tim. I'm from England but I currently reside in Osaka, Japan.

I like photography and skateboarding, and try to combine the two whenever I can :)

Current Residence: Osaka, Japan
Favourite genre of music: Folk-tronica
Favourite photographer: Tim Lock
Favourite style of art: Ukiyo-e, Super-Flat
MP3 player of choice: Zen M:Vision
Favourite cartoon character: Captain Murphy
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Journal Entry: Thu Jan 26, 2012, 4:43 PM

Hope everyone's having a good 2012 so far. I've been on holiday in the states for the last couple of weeks, so haven't been on here much recently. Signed on yesterday to find about 10,000 new messages and it turns out my photo of Osaka castle in the snow got a Daily Deviation. Stoked!

Couldn't be happier about the photo that was chosen as it's one of my personal favourites.
If you haven't seen it before it's this one: Osaka Castle in the snow by Tim-Wilko

I'm now up to 200 watchers (thanks ;-)), so I'll probably do another watchers feature soon.

Thanks to :iconsavaliste: for the suggestion and :iconfritsenator: for the feature. Please check out their galleries, some of which I have featured below.

Because I've just been promoted at work I'm way too busy to reply to every favourite personally unfortunately, but thank you and I do appreciate them.

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reflective clouds by SAVALISTE down the lane by SAVALISTE Bubbling Pineapple by SAVALISTE

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Owen Pallett by fritsenator Bicyclists by fritsenator Reach for the sky by fritsenator:thumb203807627:


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arielyiningloh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:party: Happy Birthday!! :cake:
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JacobMainland Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!
Best wishes from your watcher ^_^
Have a wonderful day today! :party:


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xXIRavenIXx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like youre pictures in Japan! Great work!
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Fuerarufians Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I allready watch you, if you dont mind you can watch me back. ありがとう :)
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Zink120 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Tim, just wanted to say I've spent all morning gaping at your photographs of Japan. They're amazing and I just had to sub!
I was wondering if you could give me little advice actually. I've just got back from my year abroad in Kobe ad I've got some 30 odd photographs that I want to upload, but I don't really know much about the process of making them look so amazing. Of course I appreciate that a large part of it is down to the original photo, and one's own artistic sense, but I was wondering if you could share any tips regarding the enhancing process, for example if you use photoshop what kind of tools you use, etc.
Thanks so much for your time, I love your work.
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Tim-Wilko Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Photographer
Hi! Sorry it took a while to reply.
I used to live in Kobe as it happens. Where did you stay?

You are right that most of the work comes when taking the photo, not just compositionally, but also quality of light (time of day + weather) and technical things like focus and exposure. If any of those are off, it's harder to improve in post.

Although I've dabbled in HDR, I generally try to go easy with photoshop. I shoot RAW (.DNG), which gives me some leeway to improve / fix exposure later.

Generally my workflow is:
1. Open the RAW file in Adobe Camera Raw.
2. Fix whitebalance - eye-dropper + fine adjustments with the sliders.
3. Increase contrast if the image is too flat - s-curve.
4. Increase the exposure while holding the alt key to protect highlights - I usually underexpose when I take the photo to make sure I don't blow out highlights.
5. Increase fill-light if necessary.
6. Run automatic lens corrections (removing distortion and purple fringing).

Once the file is in photoshop I don't usually do anything except noise reduction when necessary and resizing the image for web. Alex Nail has a really good plugin for that: [link]

That sounds like a lot of work when I read it back, but it's really not.

If you aren't shooting RAW, then learn how to use the curves and levels tools. They are the basic tools for correcting white-balance, exposure and contrast.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav:
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g-ivy-ar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Your photos of Japan are absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing them with those of us who can't travel there. Some of them remind me a little of the calendars that Sanyo use to hand to my Dad & each of their employees in Argentina, they displayed a variety of Japanese scenaries: tea houses, rivers, temples, castles, cherry blossoms... all in different seasons of the year. Unfortunately we don't get the calendars anymore but your photographs allowed me to enjoy Japanese landscapes once again. So thank you!!!
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Fuerarufians Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree with you
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MusicLover3618 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Japan is such a beautiful place!
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