Posts tagged with ‘Pets’
Ali and I took the puppies to the beach today. Bae did a very good job today with Briar! They played well, and even dug holes in the sand together! I can’t wait to upload the pictures from today!
I get tons of compliments on my pictures and people often ask me, “What kind of camera do you use?” I have about five or so friends who have bought a DSLR hoping that their pictures will turn out like mine. When they don’t turn out like mine, they wonder why… So here is it. Photoshop.
Many people claim they don’t need photoshop, but the truth is a camera can only capture so much. A camera can’t capture certain colors that our eyes see so you adjust the color balance. Have you ever taken a picture and noticed it was too yellow or too blue? What about when a picture is too light or too dark? That’s where the levels adjustments come in handy. Levels adjustments help you set the correct white and blacks.
These two simple steps are all I do to turn picture A into picture B. Additionally, I sharpen every picture one or two times to make the picture clearer (but never more than twice).
People claim that photoshop is unnecessary and that, “if you’re good enough, you don’t need photoshop.” To me, those are excuses from people who either don’t know how to make the proper adjustments, or simply don’t want to put the time and effort into it. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that! Everyone starts out somewhere, and it can take time for someone to really get into photoshop. It’s not for everyone. But next time you hear someone say, “I don’t need photoshop. My pictures are all nature,” then you can tell them that a camera can only do so much. Programs like Adobe Photoshop are designed to make the proper adjustments. You just have to learn how to do it.
That last picture is a great example. The original (left) half of the picture is dark and dull. The snow looks more appropriate in the edited (right) half of the picture.
I don’t photoshop because I’m a bad photographer. I photoshop because it’s often necessary.
Helo playing with the new lure toy in the backyard!