Before I even start working on an image, I like to take a second to evaluate it.…A nd that evaluation usually includes five things.…Color, luminance, sharpness, composition, and relevance.…Now, I'm looking at this photograph, for example, the color.…Well, I'm going okay, the color is off a bit.…There is a bit of a bluish cast to…the image so I'm going to need to do something there.…In terms of luminance, it feels a little underexposed.…
Now I'm looking at the histogram here.…Histogram is not terrible for this shot, but probably one of the things…that I'll take a look at is brightening up the image just a bit.…I mean, we have this white area right here and…I think that that white area should be a bit brighter.…Sharpness looks good.…Where things need to be sharp, they're sharp.…I don't mind the tailing off.…In fact, I sort of like that and I think it's a little interesting.…Composition, I think the composition is nice.…I probably won't even have to crop this image.…
And relevance, yes, because I'm discussing where the battery compartment and memory…
- Evaluating the image quality before editing
- Making sure the color is accurate
- Determining the most effective color
- Working with highlight recovery
- Targeting areas for sharpening
- Adjusting the background
- Changing the color of objects
- Round-tripping with Photoshop
- Converting to black and white with Silver Efex Pro
- Applying effects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Basics
Deciding how much to crop3m 34s
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