Creative Control is all about seeing the final result of your intended image before you press the shutter. Wouldn’t that be great?
That means putting together your understanding of focus and exposure with some basic knowledge about focal lengths, depth of field, perspective and distance between camera, subject and background . There’s a lot to learn, so creative control has two sections, and it begins with the idea of 360 degree shooting.
Creative Control (I) takes you from the world to the digital darkroom and back again, so you can see the effect of your choices in the field on the file. In other words, we shoot, prepare the file and print.
Most of the teaching I see does this backwards: You learn about lens choices, focal lengths and depth of field first. We think those are hard concepts to learn in a vacuum, so the shooting and printing we do in Creative Control (I) specifically allows you to see what creative choices look like when all is said and done.
Here’s what we do:
- 360 SHOOTING – FINISHING – Learn to see what the final result will look like before you shoot.
- File preparation
- RAW file processing and evaluation
- Photoshop: basic tools
- Fixable or unfixable?
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