I am writing today to share some notes on some editing I have had to do on portrait photography. Often the pictures taken in a given photo shoot are merely fodder for later retouching. This means whatever photo grab takes place on a given day is what the photo editors for the rest of creation have to work with. The stylists and makeup artists should keep in mind the end sum is not just that day’s effects. But all too often people forget that.
The image file was minimized as I must always do since my twelve mega pixel Kodak establishes a poster sized image of everything. Yeah, I know I could change the setting. But you never know just when that crazy lucky shot will come through. That’s a poor time to be thinking how unwise you were to reset the default specification on your digital camera’s memory and dimension settings.This way I can see the “postage stamp” light box value, as it were.
This might be some very valuable expertise to have practiced if you find yourself in the midst of a creative project where the ampltidue of return on a series of images can be communicated in a quick visual array. Story boarding is a marketabke skill that can be used when pitching a movie or working with producer to edit scenes and conduct meetings when story content and scene shooting is at issue or in the planning stages.
As with many walkabout photo grabs, I worked first get real clarity and shots of my subject material. In the editing session I noticed that the resolution was so high on a lot of my museum shots they were almost too difficult to examine for uniform tones and deep and near/far crispness. But cropping the sides of the shot generated a lot more visual drama inside the frame. The “forced” intersection of the vertices of the vaulted “flying buttresses” to the near wall created a perspective repetition of the arched “tunnel”. Certainly the word “cathedral” came to mind many times. But the image files allowed me to convey the excitement the grandeur of the structure created in me.
The stunning visual lines and “bones” of the architecture are marred by the ever-present telephone lines, one of many visceral tugs that strain against the quick and easy micropayment result. Factoring in bitmap editing for the RAW file means a lot of effort can go into what qualifiers inside a microstock site consider less than interesting. And many buildings have their own copyright, guarding their brand against would-be unauthorized resellers of their building’s image. The church is located right on the street with no frontage or borders, its edges come right up to Wilshire Blvd. bus stop signs and heavy traffic