Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Doing some post work on the old photos, part of Travel Photography: The Family Cabin.
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…Once you start digging into old family prints, you're going to inevitably run…into the photos that are discolored and faded and generally old looking.…If you want to take these and mix them in with shots that you're shooting…with your current camera, you're probably going to…want to do a little correction to them.…I'm not going to be able to correct these back to the…full level of color that I'm used to from a newer shot.…Allot of color information in here has simply been lost over time, but…there are some things that I can do to make them look better.…I've digitized these.…I've got them here in Photoshop.…
I'm going to a couple of very simple correction things here.…I'm doing this in Photoshop using the levels control, and I've chosen to do it…that way because almost any worthwhile image…editing program is going to have a levels control.…And so you should be able to do this no matter…what is it your wherever it is you normally edit your images.…So, I'm going to open this first one up in Photoshop.…Again, I'm not expecting to get these into full, vibrant, new, glorious color.…
There are several layers to photographing trips to memorable destinations: you want to capture accurate depictions of the place and its surroundings, but you also want your photos to convey the notions of tradition and the passing of time. In this course, author and photographer Ben Long visits his family's New Mexico cabin. He shows how to create photos that not only capture the essence of the place and its surroundings, but also convey its significance as the backdrop for shared family experiences and traditions. Along the way, he shows how to recreate old photos to capture what has changed, shoot details that haven't been documented before, and explore the surrounding area, to capture the full essence of the place.