Learn about basic post-production and how to make quick adjustments to the images.
- At a few places in this course I've said…it's very important to get things right in camera,…but honestly it's the rare image that I shoot…that I don't perform some edits on.…Good image editing skills are a critical part…of getting usable images, just as good darkroom skills…used to be a critical part of getting good photographs.…So, this is not a Photoshop course,…and this is not a post-production course.…In trying to figure out what I can tell you…about image editing at this kind of higher level…that we're working at here,…kind of the best piece of advice I could give you…is if you're not going to take the time…to go really learn image editing,…even the basics of image editing,…then at least take advantage, or try to take advantage…of the automatic tools that might be…at your disposal.…
I'm here in Lightroom looking at…one of the group shot keeper images that I found,…and in Lightroom, over here in the Basic…tonal correction section, I have an Auto button,…and most image editing applications these days…have an Auto button.…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long details the concepts and techniques that graphic designers should know about in order to work with photography more effectively. The course begins with a look at logistical and legal considerations, from composing for a layout to budgeting to obtaining permissions and releases. Next, Ben tackles the kind of assignment you might find yourself taking on—shooting a variety of different types of photos that are required for a print piece. The course concludes with guidance on where to go next to further your photography skills.
- What's different because you're a designer?
- Knowing the final specs for a design project
- Budgeting for a photo shoot
- Planning and previsualizing your shoot
- Preparing your camera
- How the eye sees differently from the camera
- Shooting individual and group portraits
- Post-production and final product
- Finding the keepers