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.
Testing out my stomach muscles
Not my finest angle….
How Far Should You Go?
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.
Photoshopping a Colleague
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.