Before: slightly underexposed Increasing the exposure brightens the photo
Shadows make the left side of the face and the eyes a bit dark Using the “fill flash” slider in the Camera Raw plug-in eliminates shadows.
Shadows make the left side of the face and the left eye a bit dark Using the Highlights and Shadows adjustment in Photoshop brightened the photo
Using the Curves tool in Photoshop brightens the photo and increases the contrast
The rule of thirds
Eliminate background clutter to highlight subject
High resolution of today’s cameras allow for experimenting with crop (shoot wide, crop tight)
Cropping The original photo is a fairly uninteresting snapshot. With some straightening and cropping, this shot becomes interesting.
The rule of thirds
If you can’t remember the rule of thirds, just remember that an off-center subject is more interesting than a centered one.
Cropping out unwanted clutter in the foreground or background makes a photo more interesting.
The high resolution of today’s cameras allows photographers to shoot at a wider angle, then crop accordingly.
Black & white
The fluorescent lights in the stacks are a different color than the natural light coming in the skylights. Lowering the temperature makes the natural light too blue (left); raising it makes the fluorescent light too yellow (right).
desaturated Oversaturatued cool tones as shot
Black & white Lowering saturation to zero results in black and white
Google Picasa or iPhoto
Picnik (web-based, integrated into flickr, fb )
GIMP (open source)
Photoshop & Bridge
Shooting in RAW
The big guns: Photoshop & Bridge
Managing your images
Organization (flickr screenshot)
Metadata (Bridge/iPhoto screenshot)
Be picky about what you keep (disk size)
Backup backup backup (mac surgery photos)
And back them up!
Did I mention that you should back them up?
Be picky about what you keep
Cindi Trainor http://citegeist.com http://flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly Ten Seconds to Photo Perfection http://www.flickr.com/photos/gi/304120801/