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  • 1. Ten Seconds to Photo Perfection Cindi Trainor citegeist.com flickr: cindiann http://www.flickr.com/photos/modowd/308550989/
  • 2. Outline
    • Exposure
    • Crop
    • Color
    • Photo Editors
    • Managing your images
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79055297@N00/331973758/
  • 3. Exposure
    • Exposure itself
    • Fill flash
    • Adjusting highlights and shadows
    • Brightness & contrast
  • 4. Before: slightly underexposed Increasing the exposure brightens the photo
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Using the Curves tool in Photoshop brightens the photo and increases the contrast
  • 8. Crop
    • The rule of thirds
    • Off-center
    • Eliminate background clutter to highlight subject
    • High resolution of today’s cameras allow for experimenting with crop (shoot wide, crop tight)
  • 9. Cropping The original photo is a fairly uninteresting snapshot. With some straightening and cropping, this shot becomes interesting.
  • 10. The rule of thirds
  • 11. If you can’t remember the rule of thirds, just remember that an off-center subject is more interesting than a centered one.
  • 12. Cropping out unwanted clutter in the foreground or background makes a photo more interesting.
  • 13. The high resolution of today’s cameras allows photographers to shoot at a wider angle, then crop accordingly.
  • 14. Color
    • Temperature
    • Saturation
    • Black & white
  • 15. 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).
  • 16. desaturated Oversaturatued cool tones as shot
  • 17. Black & white Lowering saturation to zero results in black and white
  • 18. Photo editors
    • Google Picasa or iPhoto
    • Picnik (web-based, integrated into flickr, fb )
    • GIMP (open source)
    • Photoshop express
    • Photoshop & Bridge
    • Shooting in RAW
  • 19. Picasa
  • 20. iPhoto
  • 21. Picnik
  • 22. http://www.gimp.org/screenshots/
  • 23. Photoshop Express
  • 24. The big guns: Photoshop & Bridge
  • 25. 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?
  • 26. Organization
  • 27. Metadata
  • 28. Be picky about what you keep
  • 29. backup
  • 30. BACKUP!
  • 31. Backup!
  • 32. Cindi Trainor http://citegeist.com http://flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly Ten Seconds to Photo Perfection http://www.flickr.com/photos/gi/304120801/