Feb 13, 2018 Session

This session will be an interactive discussion on the complete process of taking pictures with your camera in the field, followed by cataloging, naming and storing, and then post processing in a software package. This session will be heavy on “Post Processing”, however, I find it important to discuss and get your opinion of the Photo-shoot preparation and “in-camera” process.

I will provide an example of a landscape photo-shoot at Elbow Falls, starting with the planning and preparation (see application below), followed by careful observation at the site and the contemplation of the strategies to ensure you will get the best images to post process after the photo-shoot.   I will then go through the steps of how to stitch and enhance a landscape panorama.

Planning tool for proposed photo-shoot March 23, 2018.
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Note: Try this application for yourself. Here is the link to the website . Scroll down to item 4 and click on “Start using the TPE for desktop web app”

We will discuss Steve McCurrie’s richshaw photo and the photo journalism controversy it spawned. https://www.readingthepictures.org/2016/05/steve-mccurrys-rickshaw/

This will be followed by a discussion on the “Sheep at Heritage Park” photo sequence and why I think major cloning to get superior results for professional reasons or personal pleasure is totally legitimate.

Jim will demonstrate the art of manipulating images in Photoshop with an example of an edit of his mother in law looking in the mirror and seeing a much younger image of herself.

Another example of extreme photo manipulation and a discussion of why it is worthwhile.

If there is time a demonstration of major Photoshop manipulation. The layering and blending two unrelated images together. Question: Is there enough interest to advance this subject further in later sessions?

Examples and source files will be provided for “assignments” after the session. This page will be closed for comments until after this session.

The files below are large, and can take a relatively long time to download.
For Windows users use the “Right Click” button and then select “Save link as” from the popup menu. For Mac users hold the mouse button until the menu appears then select the download option.

One stop over exposed series:
For Source File 1 (Right) Click here  
For Source File 2 (Right) Click here
For Source File 3 (Right) Click here

Correctly exposed series:
For Source File 4 (Right) Click here
For Source File 5 (Right) Click here
For Source File 6 (Right) Click here

One stop under exposed series:
For Source File 7 (Right) Click here
For Source File 8 (Right) Click here
For Source File 9 (Right) Click here

Two stops (artificially) under exposed series:
For Source File 10 (Right) Click here
For Source File 11 (Right) Click here
For Source File 12 (Right) Click here

The object is to create a panorama from each set.
Load two of the panoramas of your choice, each in a separate layer in Photoshop Elements
Cut a small hole through the top layer with “black acid” to reveal the layer below it.
Then line the panoramas up so they fit over top of each other as good as possible.
Now blend the top and bottom layers by painting “black acid” of different strengths.

The Panorama Tutorial is now ready. You can find it under “Post Processing” – “Photoshop Elements” – “PE Panorama” or you can click here.

The Layer Blending Tutorial is now ready. You can also find it under “Post Processing” – “Photoshop Elements” – “PE Layer Blending” to get there quickly click here


4 Responses to Feb 13, 2018 Session

  1. Della says:

    my attempt at layering

  2. Ron Beugin says:

    Here is the result of my following Henri’s excellent GIMP tutorial on how to expose the cave.

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