Wednesday, October 22, 2008

CS3; Still Learning

These past couple of nights since the function last Sunday, the Havoc Bloggers have been up all night compiling all pictures to be post-processed. Generally, lots of editing needs to be done, but in this case, thanks to Marriz' contribution of the studio lighting, it really helps in achieving quality results with minimum editing required.

Editing is an essential part of photography, a necessity to ensure the best possible output. I mean, who doesn't want a better quality picture anyway? Of course, there are those who do not need editing on their pictures and still produce great photos right out of their cameras, but in reality, even the pros have to be in their digital darkroom to fix their images before print or distribution. Saturation, hue, color balance, levels, curves, sharpening, cropping, spot healing, cloning, etc are just basic examples of what adjustments need to be done in every single photo. It's a lot of work but satisfaction is the goal.

I've been an avid PhotoShop user for almost a decade now, but I still consider myself a beginner. There are many out there far more handal than me in their editing skills on the Adobe image editing software. Me, I'm still learning. As with photography, this is a whole new world for me and allowed me to even spend more time with CS3. All I need now is a faster computer.


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