I get tons of compliments on my pictures and people often ask me, “What kind of camera do you use?” I have about five or so friends who have bought a DSLR hoping that their pictures will turn out like mine. When they don’t turn out like mine, they wonder why… So here is it. Photoshop.
Many people claim they don’t need photoshop, but the truth is a camera can only capture so much. A camera can’t capture certain colors that our eyes see so you adjust the color balance. Have you ever taken a picture and noticed it was too yellow or too blue? What about when a picture is too light or too dark? That’s where the levels adjustments come in handy. Levels adjustments help you set the correct white and blacks.
These two simple steps are all I do to turn picture A into picture B. Additionally, I sharpen every picture one or two times to make the picture clearer (but never more than twice).
People claim that photoshop is unnecessary and that, “if you’re good enough, you don’t need photoshop.” To me, those are excuses from people who either don’t know how to make the proper adjustments, or simply don’t want to put the time and effort into it. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that! Everyone starts out somewhere, and it can take time for someone to really get into photoshop. It’s not for everyone. But next time you hear someone say, “I don’t need photoshop. My pictures are all nature,” then you can tell them that a camera can only do so much. Programs like Adobe Photoshop are designed to make the proper adjustments. You just have to learn how to do it.
That last picture is a great example. The original (left) half of the picture is dark and dull. The snow looks more appropriate in the edited (right) half of the picture.
I don’t photoshop because I’m a bad photographer. I photoshop because it’s often necessary.
I live in love with photoshop. There’s a reason I try not to post pictures when my computer is out of service; because even when pictures look good as it is, about 99% of them CAN look better with photoshop.
hey!! thanks for the note! they are great dogs. yes, their hair is wiry! although griffon is a bit soft. (my fault for not keeping him in the “perfect” coat) it is much coarser since I stripped both of them though. stripping them makes the hair grow in crisp and vibrant. :)
Thank you very much!! Griffon is a great dog, I wouldnt trade him OR twiggy for the world! I just wish he was sound, but he should be sound when he finishes growing.
The life span is hard to deal with. I don’t know what I’m going to do when that day comes. Their first birthday is on the 12th. BUT extending their life is something you can help with. With proper diet and exercise and frequent vet visits to assure no Cancer or heart problems. A lot of the statistics involving their life span also have to do with dying of bloat or cancer or other things that can cost a lot of money to heal or remedy. My goal is to keep them as lean as possible and keep them moving and hopefully I can get 10 years from them. I have a lot of hope.
Border Collies are AWESOME. so incredibly smart and talented dogs. I just groomed three of them today actually. love them. There was one in San Diego named Daisy that I was in love with. they live well past 12 dont they? stubborn dogs!
SO if you have inboxed me in the last two months, my tumblr hasnt showed me ANY of them until just now and I have like 10 SOOOOOOOO hoepfully no one is mad at me!!!
Just in Time of First Avenue. “James”
Owner and showed by Gary Janssens
Best of Breed and Best of Group 2014 Crufts
(Twiggys first litter will be with him)