Here are a few reads from my endless trawling of the internet
Since the workshop this week will be looking at work flow, and we won’t be dealing with specifics of image processing like curves etc, I thought I’d share a few articles on how to process your digital image.
Let’s start with the histogram – that little bit of information that gives you the frequency of different light intensity. For those using Lightroom, this article shows you how to take advantage of the histogram
(Of course, Photoshop and GIMP users have similar capability).
So you’ve tweaked the saturation and luminance to give the image more pop. The problem is that it can often leave a white line on the image. Here is one photographers trick for removing that line
Now what if your image is a little soft? In some areas of photography, sharp images are essential such as macro or wildlife. Do you understand what its about? The excellent Cambridge in Colour website has lots of information on different aspects of photography, and this one on sharpening
explains it quite well. Too much sharpening can be a bad thing – with halos and artefact that shouldn’t be there. Use your sharpen tool judiciously.
Now for those of you wanting to do a little more, how about a texture over
your image. Textures are an important as a subject, but can also be used to alter an image to give it more depth or interest. You can use a layer in Photoshop to add a texture. You can make it look old & warn, or wet (like shooting through a rain covered window), or add smoke. This article in fStoppers will tell you how to use textures
– so start collecting interesting textures now.