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By Mike Johnson, Lead Digital Photography & Photoshop Instructor, DMA @ UC San Diego
Iain Macmillan had ten minutes one August morning in 1969 to take the iconic cover shot of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road. Out of half a dozen frames, number five became the cover. He used film and he didn’t have Photoshop. What would that image have looked like if he’d had today’s digital tools? Probably not much different.
Today, a creative mind armed with a digital camera and Photoshop are capable of creating virtually any image imaginable. But will others believe it? One of the greatest challenges for the photographer in post-production is to exercise restraint on the computer. As a judge of several photo competitions, the easiest images for me to pass over have been those that were over-processed in Photoshop. Likewise, there is no substitute for a good eye. Synthesizing a natural-appearing image from disparate elements is impossible without understanding the fundamental principles of photography and the behavior of light.
Two images of the famous crosswalk taken in April of this year; which one is real and which one was ‘Shopped? Click each for an enlargement.
News from HQ by Philip Harding
It’s time to get on board and sail away!
Your ship has finally come in, and it will set sail this summer – August 23 – August 30, 2009! Join us the DMA on the Sea Mexican Riviera cruise. You will receive a great DMA learning experience mixed with the fun fun, luxury and beauty of a week-long cruise! Learn Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Photoshop aboard the ship. At every port stop you will have the opportunity to shoot film and photos in all the exotic vacation locations. Then get back on the ship and work with video and photographs you took!
This is in addition to all the great all-you-can-eat food, 24 room service, evening shows, spa treatments, and chocolates on your pillow! A DMA on the Sea cruise is definitely a luxurious way to get away from it all and enjoy a fun, luxurious learning experience. Cruise with a friend, family member, or co-worker. Bring a group of friends or your whole family and enjoy the experience together! Book today while space remains!
2009 DMA on the Sea Mexican Cruise Port stops include:
Cabo San Lucas,