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(via Tim Grey/B&H)
One thing that is different for people starting photography today is that besides the photography skills they have to acquire, they also need to learn post processing and retouching. While many believe this is optional, let me just say that if you're serious about making good photography, and I'm not talking about going pro here, you need to learn how to edit your work.
Digital photography is designed to need enhancements. No matter how good or new your camera is and how outstanding the image quality is, it can still benefit from improvement.
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With that said, a lot of beginners are frightened of Photoshop and other editing software. While they know how to use the very basic adjustments, when things get tricky and involve layers and layer masks, most of them just exit the program and do something else.
This fear of advanced post processing is understandable, but if you're perfectly honest to yourself, it’s no rocket science either.
As you get deeper into Photoshop and you discover its amazing capabilities and what it can do for your work, you'll never think about presenting a photo out of the camera again.
In an almost two hour workshop held by Tim Grey for B&H, he explains the ten tips for targeted adjustments in Photoshop. These adjustments have a lot to do with working in detail, but ultimately quality is in the little things.
It's not the shortest lesson you'll watch, but we highly recommend it.