Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 15

//Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 15
Crap light? Not a problem if you know what to look for. See how. Digital Photography Sunday School 15 is all about composition, space and shapes.

The Lonely Tree

2016 Brooks, CA

What if your at a place during the worst available light?

On this day it was 4:30pm, the sky was still high in the sky and the light was not very dramatic or pretty. It is still possible to take a great photo, you just need to know what to look for.

This week’s Sunday School it was all about an interesting subject and repeating shapes that made all the difference. Once we saw this, we just needed to compose the image properly and then work our magic inside of photoshop.

We are going to show you in real time exactly what we saw and the thought process behind capturing the final image.

Straight out of camera

Editing Process

The entire editing process for this image was done inside of Photoshop CC. Why? Because I knew from the very start that some of the complex edits needed to be done to this photograph from fixing the grass, removing unwanted objects in the foreground and background, were just not possible inside of Lightroom. Even though some of the basic edits could have been done in Lightroom, since I knew I was going to Photoshop anyways I just did it all there. See the process by clicking on the link below.

Click on the photo below to watch this weeks Sunday School and see exactly what we are talking about.

Final Processed Image

Camera Gear and Settings:

Processing Software Used:

  • Photoshop CC 2015

photo by: Adam aka:Jymmy

  1. Believe it or not, I played around with several apertures in this image (F 5.6, F8. F11, F 32) all trying to figure out what I was going to do with the foreground elements. Did I want them to be sharp or out of focus. Once I knew that I wasn’t going to keep any of the foreground in my final image I was able to simply chose an aperture that was the sharpest. F8 seemed to do the trick so I went with that.
  2. After that, I picked the best ISO, which was 100 since I was on a tripod.
  3. Lastly, I let the shutter speed fall on the proper exposure. In this mid day light, I was still able to get a pretty fast shutter speed at 320 of a second.

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