| Originally Posted by Morgan |
Mostly I love great pictures. I plan on photographing the same stuff i do now, just better. My favorites are pictures of people laughing. On vacations I like taking pictures of buildings & beautiful landscapes. So i probably won't do any particular type of picture. I just want to have better pictures & the ability to do more with them. The more i learn about photoshop, the more i want raw files. At events, I love capturing great moments. But often the picture will be too dark because we are outside or in a poorly lit room. So i want to take these pictures where the expressions are great & improve the quality of the image.
The class is for duke students & staff. They have a summer program with a bunch of technology classes. I'm also taking illustrator & dreamweaver.
I started learning just by looking tips up on the internet & playing around with it. Then i bought a Scott Kelby book after I got CS3. The main problem was that I didn't understand many of the basics. I'd adjust my levels & curves, but I didn't know what I was actually doing. So this class was great to get a simple explaination and understand when a picture needs what. I really think it will give me the understanding i need to start improving my editing.
once I get more comfortable with it, I might post some stuff on photo.net for a critique. or let the photographers here critique me if they promise to be nice
Scott Kelby, I think I've seen a couple of his tutorials before. Although photoshop some days confuses the h-e- double hockey sticks out of me it's such an amazing program. I know I'm not using it to it's full capabilities. That's why i got a DSLR to shoot in RAW as well. I really hope I made the right choice with the Nikon D40 though....
You're so lucky to have some classes available to you. I've searched and there really is nothing in this area which seems like a good value. I also need to learn the basics about tone curves, histograms, depth of field, aperture etc. I tend to be a hands on learner, the books confuse me.
I would love to look at your photos. I won't critique bad, I only like to point out the good
| Originally Posted by TammyB |
BTW, Morgan you should start posting a before and after pictures. Shoot I think it would be fun for anyone interested in learning how to edit pictures to see the difference.
Great idea Tammy. It would be cool if we could all learn together. I wonder if there are any online classes worth looking into. Maybe you and Morgan can give all us amateurs (not incl the professionals on here) tips.