Taking it right back to basics can be very useful and this find, shared by my friend Nick "Talented" Ripley, has some top tips. Simple explanation of the histogram "as a bucket of light" was handy for a dinosaur who learned with analogue and I now have something up my sleeve for those times when I need to evaluate the light and shade more than the LCD and viewfinder will allow.
The architects who redesigned Coventry following WW2 were clearly taking vast amounts of LSD at crucial stages in the process. I had taken nothing which could excuse the terrible hash I made of the original shot but playing with a few filters and some selective cropping has produced something I wasn't expecting...
"Did you know "camera toss" photography was a thing? Apparently, Nikon has known about it for quite some time, a patent from the company was published this week that shows how they are planning to build this feature into a new kind of camera."
I'm always looking for specific techniques which I know can be applied to multiple tasks and this is one I stumbled upon and had to share. Having not got much further than "refine edge" to date, I'm pretty sure I'll be using the more finely tuned methods described here frequently.
This was based on a verrrry dull photo, taken while on honeymoon in Amsterdam. According to the filename, this is my third attempt at painting in Photoshop using techniques I learned from a tutorial in Photoshop Creative magazine which I will endeavour to find shortly.