Digital Photos from Concept to Completion

Gain a better sense of how to think about images, how to approach their capture and optimization.
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  • Lectures 52
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

This innovative product uses interactive video to walk through the process of creating beautiful photos with a variety of subjects - including landscapes, macro photos, panoramas, HDR, and more. The lessons take the viewer along as instructor Tim Grey starts with the subject and an idea, evaluates shooting conditions and plans his shot, configures his camera and captures the image, and then optimizes the image with software for a polished final result. Viewers will gain a better sense of how to think about images, how to approach their capture and optimization, and how to achieve a distinctive photographic vision. Featuring a blend of on-location live footage and software-based instruction, this title should change the way viewers take their photos.

What are the requirements?

  • A digital camera
  • Photoshop

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To walk new photographers through the process of selecting subjects and taking photos
  • To give viewers an overview of editing photographs

What is the target audience?

  • People who want to learn photography

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
07:31
In this lesson we'll go over the equipment that will be used to capture the photographs in this video workshop. This process will help you gain a better understanding of some of the tools you may want to consider in your own photography.
02:02
It can be very helpful to give some thought to how you approach the subjects you photograph, as you'll learn in this lesson.
02:03
In digital photography you use a variety of tools before, during, and after the photograph is captured. In this lesson we'll discuss how to strike a balance between the work you do to capture an image and the work done after the capture.
03:46
In this lesson you'll be introduced to the software that will be used to process and optimize the photographs produced throughout this video workshop.
02:25
Join me in this lesson as I get acquainted with a street musician and photograph him in the context of the location he is performing.
06:42
In this lesson we'll apply some creative effects to a photograph of a street musician in order to achieve a particular mood for the photo.
03:42
In this lesson I'll focus my lens on a fern in a forest, dealing with the relatively low light levels and slight breezes while photographing this subject.
03:58
This lesson will focus on optimizing the image of a fern in a forest to make it look its best.
Section 2: Farmer's Market
04:29
In this lesson I'll discuss my thoughts about photographing at a farmer's market, and purchase some produce to assemble a still life composition.
02:47
This lesson will focus on the choice of lens and the camera settings to be used for photographing my still life composition at a farmer's market.
03:21
In this lesson I'll be photographing my still life composition at the farmer's market, and discussing some of the possible ways to interpret the scene.
09:33
In this lesson we'll take a look at the process of downloading images from digital media cards to the computer, reviewing the various options available to maximize the efficiency and organization of the process.
14:51
In this lesson we'll review the photographs captured of the still life subject at the farmer's market, and decide upon the best image in the group.
04:34
In this lesson we'll go through the process of converting a RAW capture so that the photo can then be optimized in Photoshop.
12:57
This lesson will focus on the basic workflow of adjustments that you'll likely apply to just about every digital photo you optimize after the capture.
05:35
In this lesson we'll put the finishing touches on the still life photograph captured at a local farmer's market.
Section 3: Commuter Bicycles
02:20
In this lesson I'll talk about why I have an interest in photographing bicycles, and how I'll attempt to capture unique photos of this subject.
03:21
In this lesson we'll consider the lens and camera settings that will help achieve good images of the group of bicycles I intend to photograph.
03:28
In this lesson you'll follow along with me as I photograph bicycles, looking for interesting elements to focus my lens on.
05:11
In this lesson we'll review the images I captured of bicycles, looking for the best one to optimize and perhaps apply a creative effect to.
02:55
This lesson will address the RAW conversion and basic adjustments for the selected bicycle photograph.
08:32
In this lesson we'll add some creative touches to the photograph of a bicycle, helping the image to convey the mood that was perceived during the process of photographing the bicycles.
Section 4: Mountain Stream
01:38
This lesson will involve an exploration of how I might approach photographing the moving water of a mountain stream, with an emphasis on finding the right place to photograph from.
03:51
In this lesson I'll explore my thoughts about my lens selection and camera settings as these choices relate to the photographic interpretation of a moving stream.
06:34
In this lesson you'll join me as I photograph a moving stream, including a surprise change of plans in how I approach this subject.
07:05
In this lesson we'll sort through the various images captured of the mountain stream in order to find the photograph that is most deserving of some additional attention.
02:44
This lesson will focus on the RAW conversion adjustments applied to the selected image of the mountain stream.
07:32
In this lesson we'll finalize the adjustments for the photograph of a mountain stream.
Section 5: Shuttered Windows
02:30
In this lesson we'll take a bit of a tour around an old church, and consider how we can best convey the character of the old building.
01:58
After deciding on a composition for the photograph, this lesson will focus on lens choice and camera settings to accomplish the intended result.
03:08
This lesson will focus on photographing the old church, executing the concept decided upon after evaluating the subject.
02:26
In this lesson we'll review the photographs of the old church in order to select the image that will be optimized to produce the final result.
06:33
In this lesson we'll convert the RAW capture so it can be optimized, and then apply some basic adjustments to improve the photo.
03:26
In this lesson we'll apply some creative adjustments to the image of an old church to help better convey the character and mood of the subject.
Section 6: Imposing Castle
03:11
In this lesson you'll follow me as I attempt to find a good vantage point from which to photograph an imposing hilltop castle.
01:43
Having found a good vantage point from which to photograph a castle, this lesson will address the lens choice and camera settings that will be put to use to capture the image.
02:26
This lesson will focus on the photography of an imposing castle, with an emphasis on capturing an image that will provide some creative options after the capture.
02:26
In this lesson we'll review the images of the imposing castle to find the best one to optimize.
02:37
This lesson will address the RAW conversion and initial adjustments for the photograph of the imposing castle.
06:15
In this lesson we'll add some dramatic adjustments to creatively transform the image of an imposing castle to make it appear much more dark and brooding.
Section 7: Sunflowers
02:09
In this lesson we'll move along the edge of a field of sunflowers, looking for the best subject and angle for the photograph.
02:57
After considering the approach to photographing the sunflowers, in this lesson we'll evaluate the lens choice and camera settings that will help accomplish the intended photo.
02:04
This lesson will focus on the photography of the sunflowers, exploring some variations on the composition and subject.
05:35
In this lesson we'll review the photographs of the sunflowers, looking for the best candidate for the intended concept.
06:11
In this lesson we'll convert the RAW capture of the sunflowers and apply some basic adjustments to optimize the appearance of the photo.
16:02
In this lesson we'll apply some creative adjustments to the sunflower photo in order to achieve the interpretation that was originally conceived of.
Section 8: Countryside Panorama
01:36
In this lesson we'll address the concept behind a panoramic landscape photograph, and consider the specific approach to be used for the hilly countryside to be photographed.
06:00
This lesson will address some of the unique issues related to photographing a composite panorama, as decisions are made about equipment and camera settings.
03:25
In this lesson the individual frames of the composite panorama will be captured, taking measures to ensure the final result will go together smoothly.
02:34
In this lesson we'll review the various captures for the composite panorama, and identify the set of images that represent the best option for the final result.
02:45
In this lesson we'll assemble the individual frames of the composite panorama into a seamless image.
04:12
In this lesson we'll apply some adjustments to optimize the appearance of the final panoramic image.

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