Sunday, July 5, 2015

Find What's Hidden



There is a hidden gem inside nearly every image you capture. What you see when you first download your images is a dull representation of what is really there. Much information is hidden, not visible until you bring it out with image optimization software.

Look at the Before and After images of the osprey above. Notice how much more color is visible, and how much more detail. This is not smoke and mirrors. It is not artificially created. All those details were lying latent in the image but needed software to extract that information and make it visible.

One of the best things you can do to improve the look of your images is to master image optimization software. There are a variety of choices, but far and away the best one is Lightroom.

Lightroom is easy to learn. The best and fastest way to learn is to take a good class from a knowledgeable instructor. While online tutorials can be helpful once you understand the software, they are not the best way to get firm footing or to hone your skills. It is all too easy to take a quickie class and get confused, or come away feeling Lightroom is too complicated to learn. Nothing could be further from the truth.

If you are ready to take your photography to the next level, and want to learn Lightroom the easy way, there is good news. I'll be teaching a Lightroom class in November just outside Washington, DC.

DATES: November 7 and 8, plus an extra optional day November 9
WHERE: Hampton Inn, Manassas, Virginia
CLASS SIZE: Limited to 12 participants  -  only 4 spaces left
FEE: $950

Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec.  Aperture f/8.  ISO 800.  Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II, set at 280mm.  Camera: Canon 7D MarkII.  Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."  -Daniel Boorstin

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