Digital 101: Photoshop for Photographers
This is the perfect class for photographers who are comfortable capturing an image with their camera but are unsure what happens next. The goal of all photography is to capture a compelling image that can then be turned into an expressive print that can be viewed and enjoyed by others. An expressive print speaks to the viewer, it is a piece of art that distills the photographer's mastery of technique and aesthetics into a shared experience between artist and audience. Ansel Adams liked to think of the camera negative as a musical score, and the print as the performance of that score. In the modern world photographers use Photoshop to make digital adjustments to their photos instead of the wet darkroom that Ansel Adams used, but the ultimate goal remains the same; a print that jumps off the wall and invites the viewer to study it's depth and nuance.
This class will provide a general overview of how to digitally process an image in Photoshop and prepare it for printing; how to set up your Photoshop workspace, tools overview, how to adjust levels and exposure, balance and adjust colors and contrast, remove dust or unwanted elements, crop or resize a photo, create masks and layers, how to work in black and white, the importance of color management for print quality, proper sharpening technique and outputting a final print master file.
We recommend also taking our Intro to Lightroom course at some point since Lightroom and Photoshop are generally used hand in hand for digital photo processing.
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