January 1: #SubjectMatter
As mentioned yesterday, we are going to start a photo exercise today. You can choose to go along with it and take your own photos, or you can choose to just follow what I am doing. Today's focus? #subjectmatter
As it's January, we want to choose something relative to the month. With#newbeginnings underway, let's choose to photograph the sunlight through leaves. Begin #brainstorming where you would like to take your photo, what time of the day, etc. This is the #preparationstage, use it wisely.
January 2: #Inspiration
January 3: #KnowYourNikon
January 8: #LightItUp
January 11: #SnapShot
Alright folks. Go out and take those beautiful final photos if you haven't gotten your shot yet. Remember, you can always choose the right one from a bigger selection. Can't pick the perfect image if it isn't one of your options ;)
January 12: #FilterThrough
January 13: #EditingPrograms
January 14: #EditingReview
January 24: #MonotoneTrials
January 25: #SaturatedTrials
January 26: #DetailTrials
Would your photo look better with more of an ambience? Or super clear, over-the-top details? Play with your clarity. You can even select certain parts of your image to make more blurry or more clear, doesn't have to be the whole thing.
January 27: #DoYouTilt
January 28: #ReviewOfWork
How are you feeling about your image? Are you proud of it? Do you want to share it with others? If you're answers are "Good. Yes. Yes." Perfect! If not, fix it!
I always save my photos as the #PhotoShop file, a #jpeg, and a #png. Why? PhotoShop for if I want to go back and make changes. Jpeg because it's the most accepted file type for images when it comes to sharing it on websites or between different computers. Png because that doesn't lose the original resolution of the photo.
A lot of images are save digitally now, but if you were to print your images, you have options. Matte print (no gloss). Gloss print. Metallic print. Wood print. Metal print. Cloth print. Point is, if you intend to print your image, how it is printed has a major effect on its presentation, so choose wisely.
January 31: #Share
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