This video contains suggestions for next steps and other courses that may be beneficial in learning more about the graphic design workflow and photo tips.
- We've looked at a few tricks here, but as you've…probably already surmised, photography is a complex process.…When you throw in post-production, layout, and design,…it becomes easy to see why people go to design school…for years to learn this stuff.…While design school is a perfectly reasonable next step,…there are some simpler things you can do…right here in the library.…My own introduction to photography class…will help you get more familiar with your camera,…and introduce you to the basics…of exposure theory and shooting.…It'll actually give the skills you need…to handle all of the issues that came up…in the shoot that I just showed you.…
For post-production, Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training:…The Basics will get you up to speed…with image editing in PhotoShop.…While the courses Layout and Composition with InDesign…and Designing a Brochure will help you…with the design and layout skills required…for a project like we just saw.…And of course, all of these skill sets…will always benefit from practice.…
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