Ycademy Seminar July 2012

Ycademy Seminar July 2012

The Ycademy Seminar July 2012 focuses on Photo Editing in Photoshop CS6 for Web and Print and beyond.

Ycademy Seminar July 2012

Ycademy Seminar July 2012

While the past Seminar in June 2012 helped all participants to get a better understanding of their Adobe Photoshop CS6, it’s now a matter of working with it – as well as with PhotoTools and other useful programs – to enhance our digital photos with post-editing methodology. As most of us still use simple point-and-shoot cameras which gives great pictures for the web, we need to catch up on many quality issues and improvements as a digital photo just looks flat and lacks the depth and finesse of a professional high-end camera output. There’s just no mystery: you get what you pay for – although there are very promising developments in the camera market that may allow us to snatch a great camera at an affordable price. Be this is as may, there are great tools and programs for post-editing and we need to learn what each does how.

Besides, while using photos for the web we have to reduce to 8-bit channel and 72 dpi, our photos for print have to preserve a maximum of data output at 300 dpi. Especially in print the quality of the camera – its sensor and lense – count. However, there’s nothing better than exercising and practising – and for this a simple point-and-shoot is good enough.

French master photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) said: ” Your first 10,000 pictures are your worst!”. I think it’s worth listening to the so-called ‘father of photo journalism’ who also helped develop “street photography” as well as the “life reportage”.

It’s a process and as students striving for photographic greatness most of us are still on the road that leads to creating that spectacular image! We’ll know it when we see it :)

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