Tutorial 4 - Chair-o-plane


I was totally won over by the quality of this little fairground. This shot gives me the chance to demonstrate a couple of tricks as well as talking an awful lot about ways to approach the post processing of an image. This tutorials contains some useful discussion about photography, collections, scoring and analysing images and converting from RAW plus combining elements of multiple shots, bringing levels closer together, brightening shadows, adding contrast, dodging and burning, increasing saturation and adding a vignette.

 

Chair-o-plane

Tutorial 4 - Chair-o-plane

I was totally won over by the quality of this little fairground. This shot gives me the chance to demonstrate a couple of tricks as well as talking an awful lot about ways to approach the post processing of an image. This tutorials contains some useful discussion about photography, collections, scoring and analysing images and converting from RAW plus combining elements of multiple shots, bringing levels closer together, brightening shadows, adding contrast, dodging and burning, increasing saturation and adding a vignette.

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Today we have part three, the final part of our chair-o-plane image. Today we look at more dodging and burning, lightening shadows, tweaking saturation and brightness and adding a vignette. I also correct a mistake from last week's show where I talked about selecting highlights. Todays show is longer and wafflier than ever! Sorry about that, I'll try and get my running time more under control in future. I need some kind of stopwatch while I'm recording. :)
Today we finally get started on editing our latest image, Chair-o-plane, in photoshop. We start by combining elements of 2 different images to get the shot we intended. Then we work on bringing levels closer together by dimming highlights and selectively brightening and adding contrast. This is the second chapter of a three part tutorial.
Today sees the start of our fourth tutorial. This is one that was chosen by me. We do one chosen by you next so keep voting on the photowalkthrough.com homepage. This image was taken this weekend when my wife and I visited  friends in Swindon. I was totally won over by the quality of this little fairground and since I've been carrying my new camera (5D - yay!) with me everywhere I took a whole bunch of pictures. This one was a particular favourite and gives me the chance to demonstrate a couple of new tricks as well as reinforcing some old ones and talking an awful lot more about ways to approach the post processing of an image. In fact this video is pretty heavy on talk and a little lighter on photoshop than I would like but still contains what I hope is some useful discussion about photography, collections, scoring and analysing images and converting from RAW.