Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Breathing Life into a Picture

How many times have you shot a picture - only to be totally under-awed by what you see on the LCD screen? Some days this seems to be all you get but my advice is not to despair. Having an idea in your head about how you'd like it to look is a good start. Then, all that's needed is to change what you get from the shoot, into what you want. Here's a demonstration of how to convert an ordinary-looking shot of a waterfall into something a bit more dramatic...
 
Adding brighter tones and stronger colour locally (using the Burn/Dodge and Sponge tools) can really bring out the character of an image. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.