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CreativeLive

Think Like a Photographer

via CreativeLive

Overview

So you just bought your first DSLR, now what? In this two-day workshop, professional photographer and Photoshop Hall of Famer Ben Willmore will take you inside his award-winning mind. From composition techniques to post-production Photoshop magic, Ben will unpack everything the pros know about taking and editing amazing photos. Ben will reveal his entire thought process when shooting — showing you how simple choices like lens selection can dramatically alter your results. You will also learn what settings you need to capture the right light, how to modify your gear to make it more useful, Photoshop techniques to polish your photos, and how to use apps and software to streamline your workflow. Whether you’re a beginning photographer, or a working photographer interested in a refresher course, this workshop will teach you how to make the most out of your DSLR.

Syllabus

  • Creating a Compelling Composition
  • Refining The Composition
  • Recomposing for Compelling Composition
  • Lenses
  • Transporting Gear
  • Camera Support
  • Spot Metering and Isolating Brightness
  • Background Isolation and Depth of Field
  • Lens Distortion
  • Photographing Panoramas and HDR
  • Polishing in Post Part 1
  • Polishing in Post Part 2
  • Polishing in Post Part 3
  • Shooting for the Sharpest Image
  • Photographing the Sun and Filters
  • Photographing Motion
  • Optimizing Your Gear Part 1
  • Optimizing Your Gear Part 2
  • Essential Apps and Websites Part 1
  • Essential Apps and Websites Part 2
  • Essential Apps and Websites Part 3
  • Processing HDR in Adobe Camera Raw
  • Optimizing Panoramas in Photoshop
  • Eliminating the Negatives in ACR
  • Masking Color and Contrast
  • Combining Images in Photoshop

Taught by

Ben Willmore

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