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  • Ten seconds to photo perfection

    1. 1. Ten Seconds to Photo Perfection Cindi Trainor citegeist.com flickr: cindiann http://www.flickr.com/photos/modowd/308550989/
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Crop </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Editors </li></ul><ul><li>Managing your images </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/79055297@N00/331973758/
    3. 3. Exposure <ul><li>Exposure itself </li></ul><ul><li>Fill flash </li></ul><ul><li>Adjusting highlights and shadows </li></ul><ul><li>Brightness & contrast </li></ul>
    4. 4. Before: slightly underexposed Increasing the exposure brightens the photo
    5. 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. 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. 7. Using the Curves tool in Photoshop brightens the photo and increases the contrast
    8. 8. Crop <ul><li>The rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Off-center </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate background clutter to highlight subject </li></ul><ul><li>High resolution of today’s cameras allow for experimenting with crop (shoot wide, crop tight) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Cropping The original photo is a fairly uninteresting snapshot. With some straightening and cropping, this shot becomes interesting.
    10. 10. The rule of thirds
    11. 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. 12. Cropping out unwanted clutter in the foreground or background makes a photo more interesting.
    13. 13. The high resolution of today’s cameras allows photographers to shoot at a wider angle, then crop accordingly.
    14. 14. Color <ul><li>Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Saturation </li></ul><ul><li>Black & white </li></ul>
    15. 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. 16. desaturated Oversaturatued cool tones as shot
    17. 17. Black & white Lowering saturation to zero results in black and white
    18. 18. Photo editors <ul><li>Google Picasa or iPhoto </li></ul><ul><li>Picnik (web-based, integrated into flickr, fb ) </li></ul><ul><li>GIMP (open source) </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop express </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop & Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting in RAW </li></ul>
    19. 19. Picasa
    20. 20. iPhoto
    21. 21. Picnik
    22. 22. http://www.gimp.org/screenshots/
    23. 23. Photoshop Express
    24. 24. The big guns: Photoshop & Bridge
    25. 25. Managing your images <ul><li>Organization (flickr screenshot) </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata (Bridge/iPhoto screenshot) </li></ul><ul><li>Be picky about what you keep (disk size) </li></ul><ul><li>Backup backup backup (mac surgery photos) </li></ul><ul><li>And back them up! </li></ul><ul><li>Did I mention that you should back them up? </li></ul>
    26. 26. Organization
    27. 27. Metadata
    28. 28. Be picky about what you keep
    29. 29. backup
    30. 30. BACKUP!
    31. 31. Backup!
    32. 32. Cindi Trainor http://citegeist.com http://flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly Ten Seconds to Photo Perfection http://www.flickr.com/photos/gi/304120801/