October 2010 - Photo Manipulation.
taken lots of photos in the past and it doesn't
matter how good the photo 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 first. If the lighting is faded
there is software that will lighten 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 it's more of
a drawing than a 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
within a soft focus blur. This is known as
Vaseline on the lense a common filter in
photo editing software.
(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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