As I always say, we all make mistakes, and it’s good because we learn from them. But there are some mistakes that can be avoided, or at least we can learn to overcome them much faster. In this video, Nigel Danson reflects on the five biggest mistakes beginner landscape photographers make when editing their photos in Lightroom.
Portrait photography has boomed over the last couple of decades since photography went digital. As the cost of creating a photo has reduced to practically nothing, no longer are we content with just taking fun photos of our friends, we have to make portraits.
Shooting good portraits isn’t difficult, at least in principle, but there are a lot of common mistakes people make early on in their journey (and sometimes later in their journey). In this video, portrait photographer, Miguel Quiles talks about five of the most common mistakes he believes portrait photographers make and how you can fix them.
We all make mistakes (and learn from them), and we’ll make so many different ones on our learning path. But some mistakes are more common than others. In this video, Serge Ramelli talks about the five most common editing mistakes photographers make in Lightroom. Do you recognize your old or current self in any of them?
When editing your photos, one of the important things to know is when to stop. But while you know that too much editing will ruin your images rather than enhance them, the question remains: when do you know that you’ve gone overboard? In this video, Mark Denney talks about editing landscape photos and shares with you five signs that will tell you when editing has become over-editing.
What would you do if your paid family photo shoot turned into a ghost party? Pam Dave Zaring, took it on the bright side and turned it into a fountain of giggles.
According to Pam, she paid for a family photo shoot to a photographer who claimed to be a pro. The photographer was met with a harsh light and did not know how to handle the shadows, so she just blurred them off.
According to Pam, as an excuse, she told the family that “her professor never taught her to retouch photos“. If you wanna see what that looks like, simply look at the photos below.
It can take a while to figure out what does and doesn’t work in Photoshop for new photographers. We’ve all been there. We’ve discovered some new tool or technique, and we go overboard. We think it looks amazing, we start doing it to every image, but we’re really doing ourselves more harm than good. In the long run, it’s all part of the learning experience, but the sooner we figure this stuff out, the sooner we can move on.
This video from YouTube channel Photoshop Tutorials, highlights five of the most common Photoshop mistakes photographers make. I’m not sure I entirely agree with the first one. I do in part, though. Why do something with a dozen layers if one will do? Aside from anything else, it’s wasted time. Sometimes, you really do need 100+ layers, though (but, please, learn to group them).
With great power comes great responsibility, and with an image catalog comes well, lesser responsibility, but a responsibility nonetheless. And we’ve all done it, selective color, over saturation, vignette hell.
Sometimes it take a while for our brain to realize that when a photo needs a change, it doe snot need a massive change, just the right amount of change.
And this is what youtube channel ibreakphotos is set to show. That you don’t need to push those dials all the way to the end.
Sometimes Usually a subtle, yet well thought budge is enough to bring the photo to a good place.
From top to bottom, here are 10 Common Lightroom mistakes and how to avoid them
I just got an email confirming my press registration for this week’s Photoshop World Conference and Expo, and I’m actually fascinated by the notion of an annual convention built around a computer program. On the other hand, I suppose I shouldn’t really be all that surprised. While there are other editing options available, Photoshop and Lightroom have pretty much become the standard by which all others are judged. And let’s face it– to a certain extent we’re all a bunch of geeks. We obsess about our cameras, lights, and other gear, so why not that important final link in the chain– the software that puts the finishing touches on our vision? In fairness, all of this quasi-philosophical rambling comes on the heels of a busy weekend of shooting, combined with an extraordinarily short turnaround time on the editing. Three days of shooting ended at 8:00 last night and the images were delivered to the client at 6:00 this morning. If shown as a mathematical equation, my current state would be probably be something like:
(Creative Overload + Sleep Deprivation) ÷ Caffeine Intake = Stuff I Wonder About