October '10 - Photo Manipulation.
taken lots of photos in the past and it doesn't
matter how good the photo is there's always
some tinkering that needs to be done before I
post it online. For example if the subject in
the picture isn't quite in the middle I trim
the edge. If it's a very large photo it's
often inappropriate to post it online without
resizing it. If the lighting is a bit faded
there is software that will brighten the
colours without effecting the brightness
& contrast so it stands out. There are
all kinds of effects you can do to make your
course the best thing is to try your best to
take the perfect photo in the first place to
avoid having to alter the picture afterwards.
The good thing about digital photos is you
can take lots of pictures of the same thing
then select the best photo without wasting
film and money.
back to the point of this blog. What annoys
me is when professional photographs have been
altered to such an extent that it doesn't
even look real, it's almost like there is
more drawing than photo.
picture to prove what I mean. It's a photo of
Jill de Jong, Nell McAndrew, Karima Adebibe,
Lara Weller and Lucy Clarkson. Whoever edited
the photo has spent so much time on the
reflections in their shiny clothing they've
forgotten about their faces, they are hidden
in a soft focus blur.
(7th January '14):
Recently I came across this photo of Kelly
Brooke. She is more cartoon than person. Even
the water she's standing in is fake.
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