Digital Photography and Photo Editing

06 Apr Digital Photography and Photo Editing

Digital Photography and Photo Editing

Participants at the Ycademy March Seminar have decided: The month of April 2010 will be devoted to Digital Photography and Photo Editing.

This decision comes as no surprise since we have reached a good level of image editing with Photoshop and publishing to high quality flash driven sites from Semiomantics Evolution; Semiomantics Evolution is about entirely driven by images and their quality.

No surprise neither that everyone today owns a digital camera, be it a web cam, a mobile phone with an integrated cam or a digital camera.

There is of course a huge difference between a professional DSLR and a cheap low resolution cam; however, they all use the same technology. Whatever your means are, understanding the technology and making the best use of it will improve the image quality and ultimately your impact on your audience and visitors to your website. Also, producing your own media will allow you to produce and to use your own copyrighted media and as the case may be sell your production to a growing market of stock photos.

Example:

YorgoMan shot with a cheap $50 Camera

YorgoMan

YorgoMan

As the cams auto-focus works only in the center of the frame, the subject appears centered in the quick original shot. Also, you may notice that there is quite some noise. The white balance on the above has been corrected with basic auto adjust means.

YorgoMan after image editing: the goal was to make a more vibrant and interesting picture from the initial JPEG above using Lightroom and Photoshop.

YorgoMan B/W

YorgoMan B/W

From there you may add graphic elements for advertising or other purposes …

YorgoMan Daydreaming

YorgoMan Daydreaming

as well as your watermark or signature and maybe a frame:

YorgoMan Framed

YorgoMan by studio yorgo

Studio Yorgo or Yorgo Studio, that’s the question when you decide about your signature. It can then become a www and I may register yorgostudio.com to publish my collections, using for example Semiomantics Evolution Media Publishing Modules.

I will post shortly the agenda for Photo Ycademy April 2010 as well as the list of educational materials needed to fully profit from a great, glossy and colorful month of April with Ycademy.

Please invite your interested friends to Ycademy to let them as well profit from our steep learning curve as well as from the exceptional educational toolbox we have put together for the occasion.

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