Remove distractions


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Remove distractions

Despite a photographer's best efforts, it is all too easy to inadvertently let distractions appear in an image. This image is a perfect example. I shot this while in Paris a few years ago. In the bright sun, the fountain appeared as a vaporous cloud. And when I got the pictures back, I was confronted with a tourist relaxing, with a fountain coming out of his head. In this movie, we'll take a look at removing distractions, in order to bring focus to the subjects. So here we are, and what I want to do right now then, is evaluate the background.

And the thing we have to always keep in mind is that you don't want to be a slave to the photograph. We want to be willing to make changes, even big ones if it's necessary, to emphasize the subjects. Remember that the exact look of the image is all about the subjects. And so anything else is secondary. And one of the things in looking at this that I'm seeing already, is that the offset of the subjects is a bit disconcerting. In fact, I made a set ...

Remove distractions
Video duration: 5m 20s 4h 19m Intermediate

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Remove distractions provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Transforming a Portrait

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Design Photography
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Painter Photoshop
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