If you’re concerned that your print of a wonderful scene seems flat, and you want to learn to edit it to have more expression, then this course is for you! We see the world in high contrast; it’s how our vision evolved. The camera, on the other hand, only “perceives” about one-tenth of the contrast of an outdoor scene. Therefore your print on the wall, even in bright gallery light, only has about one-tenth of the contrast that the camera “sees”. The print is never a re-creation of the world; at best it is a pale imitation!
Editing a photo to make a print is all about contrast. This online course will provide you with a step-by-step procedure to put the contrast where you want it, while reducing the contrast in and often darkening the secondary/tertiary areas to accentuate the “center of interest”. Importantly, you will also learn how to iteratively edit your photos: make a change, review it either in PS or a proof print, and then know exactly where to go and what to do to make your needed re-edits. And then do it again until the print realizes your vision.
**Prerequisites: basic familiarity with Photoshop and an account already set up on your home computer. You will also need a profiled monitor, to assure that your color is consistent with what the rest of us see. If you are unsure about any of this, please contact the instructor before registering.
Dates and Online Access
Mondays from 6:30PM – 9PM; 10/5/20 – 11/9/20. These sessions will run virtually and participants will receive a link to their online class session 24-48hrs before the start of the class.
Instructor: Bill Morse