I am Rod Wynne-Powell, and this is my way to pass on snippets either of a technical nature, or related to what I am currently doing or hope to be doing in the near future.

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Professional photographer, Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow trainer, Consultant, digital image retoucher, author, and tech-editor for Martin Evening's many 'Photoshop for Photographers' books.

For over twenty years, Rod has had a client list of large and small companies, which reads like the ‘who’s who’ of the imaging, advertising and software industries. He has a background in Commercial/Industrial Photography, was Sales Manager for a leading London-based colour laboratory and has trained many digital photographers on a one-to-one basis, in the UK and Europe.
Still a pre-release tester for Adobe in the US, for Photoshop, he is also very much involved in the taking of a wide range of photographs, as can be seen in the galleries.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Retouch becomes UK Stamp

It is not every day that some retouching you have done becomes a UK postage stamp – but today Royal Mail launched a Miniature set of four stamps commemorating British Auto Legends – the Workhorses, featuring four familiar vehicles from the past, in classic situations.

The part I played was in creating a coloured-up picture from a supplied black and white of a London Taxi from the 1960s, for Designer Robert Maude of Davies Maude who was designing a complete set of such images for Royal Mail.

It illustrates graphically a statement I have often used when explaining my work to others – "my best work is never seen"! I had not worked for Robert before this, so he was taking a risk, but quite out of the blue recently I received this charming email from him:

"…I just wanted to confirm that your taxi stamp will be issued on 13 August. It's one of four stamps in a "miniature sheet" titled "British Auto Legends: the Workhorses".

Unfortunately, the taxi will be available only in the set of four, not as an individual stamp. The sheet should be available at larger post offices or, failing that, from Royal Mail's online shop at www.royalmail.com/stamps or by phone: 08457 641 641.

It was great working with you on this, and I hope we can do something together again in the future. In any event, I can't imagine turning to anyone else for this kind of help!

With thanks, and best regards


In times when good paying work is hard to find, it is very satisfying that clients really appreciate your work and take the time to let you know, so thank you to Robert and to fellow photographer, Geoff Dann who made the introduction in the first place.

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