After introductions we will talk a bit about taking pictures and in-camera composition. Especially the frustrations of taking a picture without distractions. I have a number of images prepared to show you how I go about taking pictures and then “fixing or enhancing” with software.
If the weather is nice we can go outside and try to find some subjects to photograph around the Rosedale Community Centre. The object is to use your in-camera composition skills. I can almost guarantee you that you will find unwanted elements in your pictures. So bring your camera!
Part of photography is to move around your chosen subject to minimize distractions. The other part is to use editing software to fix the minor unavoidable problems.
If you have questions or comments please post them at the bottom of this page. For uploading “Before” and “After” images use the Jan 22/19 Course Submissions page
If you would like to practice on the full size Pike “Before” picture you can download it by clicking Here This is how you download the full size image after clicking on the link.
Once you have saved the image on your hard drive, open it from the organizer, or if you prefer directly with the editor. Click here for the “How to open” tutorial
Once you have downloaded the image and opened it in the Editor you can start to manipulate it. Here is a screenshot of the cropping operation.
To size the cropped image to full screen hit the CTRL and “Zero” (0) simultaneously on your keyboard.
For the tutorial on cloning see the “PE Cloning” tutorial under “Post Processing” – “Photoshop Elements” or click here to link to it directly.
Here is a challenge – Crop and then fix this Polar Bear photo taken by Jim.
To download the full size image for editing on your computer, click here. Once the full image displays on your computer right click for the menu to save it on your computer.
Here is another challenge, see how far you can go with cropping. The max is when you start seeing the individual pixels. In the example below, the camera was set to take pictures at maximum resolution. (Large JPG). The image itself is 21 Mbytes. Even with such fine resolution there is a limit to cropping. If you want to try this yourself click here, be patient, and once the image is on your browser, right click for the menu to save it on your hard drive.
Note: To submit your experiments use the Jan 22/19 Course Submissions page.