Monday, March 4, 2013

Finding My Eye: Learning a New Technique



Kat's instructions for this assignment were to think about new techniques I would like to learn. Think about every aspect of the photography process from capture to processing.

I am quite happy where I am at with the capture part. I already made the Still Life and Lighting Breakthroughs this year.

Three things I would like to learn this year are:
  • iPhoneography
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Printing my Photos
The one I have made my absolute goal to learn this year is Photoshop. Right now I can add texture and type to my photographs but that is about the extent of it. I use Lightroom to do most of my processing and I am comfortable there.

But it is time to step out of my comfort zone and learn about actions, brushes, clipping layers and even whitening eyes and teeth. So I am doing something about it. At the beginning of April I will be starting a Photoshop CS6 class with Kim Klassen. Her teaching style works really well for me to learn technical stuff. Step by step video instruction with year long access, so I can go back and watch something over and over again until I get it.

I will not be able to post my end results until after this class is done, but you never know where we will meet up again, and when we do I hope to be rocking Photoshop CS6.

9 comments:

  1. That sounds great, Sarah. I took Kim's Round Trip and learned a lot from that. I'm sure you'll love the CS6 class.

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  2. I'm so proud of you ... yes, Photoshop is grand. I have not upgraded, but PS5 is working well for me. I wonder why you can't post your results ... Kim has always encouraged posting on our blogs, just not posting all her step-by-step techniques. Is she managing this class differently? Anyway, have fun growing photographically. ;->

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  3. Technical stuff! Now, that would take me a long time to learn! Good for you for taking a class to help. I know how you love your classes! Me,too!:) I don't have Photoshop, I probably should take the leap some day, but it sounds really complicated to me! Good luck with the learning and I'm looking forward to seeing some results!

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  4. Your photos are going to be amazing! Can't wait to see them. Great quote in your picture above!!

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  5. Yay! I'm glad you are taking this next step. Signing up for the class is a perfect commitment to learn something new!

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  6. Online classes are such a great way to learn! I hope you enjoy learning about your software and that it brings you the results you want.

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  7. Wonderful goals. I have learned so much from online classes. I really like your photo. Jelly beans? Spring will come, I am not sure if the snow will stay away.

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  8. You will love Kim's class. I continue to learn so much from her, and she makes Photoshop and Lightroom approachable for me. I also want to explore iPhoneography.

    xoxo

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  9. That is going to be such a great class for you. Kim is a great teacher. Having PS to enhance not only your processing, but your artistic flare as well. I have CS5, not 6. Oh if there were only money, and well, there isnt'.
    Love the quote you included. I am trapped in a job and career I absolutely hate, but can't think of what to step to that would bring in enough cha-ching to pay the mortgage and buy the dog food. I'll keep thinking.
    Happy day my friend.

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