Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I. Advanced Retouching Adding Light

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IkePhoto WorkshopUsing Photoshop to Change Lighting:
Too many students have the self defeating attitude ‘I’ll fix it later in Photoshop’. This kind of lazy thinking will only result in poor technique and bad habits.
My take is to use Photoshop to overcome the limitations of the medium. To use digital editing to reshape an image into something resembling the original scene… from your point of view.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
excuse to take more
images that I captured with
my new toy.
It shows my penchant for using light, design, and color to paint an image with presence. This is the unprocessed camera original ‘negative’.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
Down arrows to compare
this image with the previous
camera original. Notice that the image is darker. I did so with the idea of ‘turning on the headlight’. Otherwise, it’s punchy but too dark.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
Down arrows to compare
lab worked image.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
Down arrows to compare
lab worked image.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
My new camera at the time
was the excellent Sony
in Wallingford, this shot
‘weird in an edgy way’.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
Important: Playback review
The Playback review didn’t show me the ‘special something’ that originally grabbed my attention.
I visualized how I might be able to put the zing back into the ‘found’ image. That was to change the lighting and turn on the headlight.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
Considerations:
In order to turn on the light, the surroundings must become darker.
The darkening is much more than just changing the Brightness setting.
Different aspects of the subject and scene are treated differently in order to produce the final “believable” image.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
Adding Light
MADE IT:
I processed the image to show the “shadowy feeling” that struck me when I first saw the van.
I used Photoshop to make it into a “low key” (dark) image and to “turn on” the headlights”.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
There are no right answer
to visual solutions. But there
can be degrees of rightness.
And there can
not enough to too much. Once you
have a range of solutions, it’ll be easy
enough for you or the client to pick out ‘just
the right solution’. Or more than one solution
may reach publication depending on the story needs.
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I
thing for an image maker is to have
choices from subtle to not so subtle.
This choice idea starts out at the
story phase even before picking up the camera. Then continue to apply the choice concept to your shooting with exposure, color, focus, lens, depth of field, camera view point, model, wardrobe, set, and a lot more…
Teacher: Kenji Tachibana
Digital Photography I