I think the videos on http://www.phlearn.com are great. I’ve learnt a lot about Photoshop – far more than I ever learned on my BTEC! This is based on the album cover video. All components were created by me.
The majority of photos needs a touch up (unless you know what you are doing or are Amazon of course with the patent for photographing an object against a white background. It needs no touching up.)
I took the photo below which was more for the record of the area rather than get a great photo. I probably would have gone at a different time of day to try and achieve better light if I had time. It’s underexposed (deliberately) and the sky was a wash out.
I decided I would replace the sky…. I’ve never been keen on this because I think it detracts from the effort that a photographer puts in to get the perfect shot. If you’ve only got one chance to get a photo though, should it be okay to put in a new sky? Probably yes as long as you don’t enter the photo into a competition. I used a combination of Photoshop and Lightroom to alter the photo.
I’m hoping to enter this into a local competition. I suspect though that they may have seen a lot of photos of Farley Mount. I’m waiting for it to come back from the online printers. A nice lady phoned me up to ask me if I she should cut the white border off, as it will be smaller than the picture size I ordered. I will wait to see how it comes out!
This is my take on a lesson from the excellent Phlearn website. It is based on a poster for the film ‘Riddick’. I could probably have spent more time on the eyes, but it’s come out well.