Digital Photos from Concept to Completion
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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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41 students enrolled
Created by Peachpit Press
Last updated 4/2013
English
Price: $35
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To walk new photographers through the process of selecting subjects and taking photos
  • To give viewers an overview of editing photographs
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Requirements
  • A digital camera
  • Photoshop
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who want to learn photography
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
8 Lectures 32:09
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.
Preview 07:31

It can be very helpful to give some thought to how you approach the subjects you photograph, as you'll learn in this lesson.
Approaching a Scene
02:02

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.
Striking a Balance
02:03

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.
Software Tools
03:46

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.
Jumpstart: Street Musician, Part 1
02:25

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.
Jumpstart: Street Musician, Part 2
06:42

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.
Jumpstart: Forest Fern, Part 1
03:42

This lesson will focus on optimizing the image of a fern in a forest to make it look its best.
Jumpstart: Forest Fern, Part 2
03:58
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Farmer's Market
8 Lectures 58:07
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.
Evaluating the Scene
04:29

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.
Lens Selection and Camera Settings
02:47

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.
Preview 03:21

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.
Downloading Images to the Computer
09:33

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.
Choosing the Photo
14:51

In this lesson we'll go through the process of converting a RAW capture so that the photo can then be optimized in Photoshop.
RAW Conversion
04:34

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.
Basic Adjustments
12:57

In this lesson we'll put the finishing touches on the still life photograph captured at a local farmer's market.
Finalizing the Image
05:35
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Commuter Bicycles
6 Lectures 25:47
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.
Evaluating the Scene
02:20

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.
Lens Selection and Camera Settings
03:21

In this lesson you'll follow along with me as I photograph bicycles, looking for interesting elements to focus my lens on.
Photographing the Scene
03:28

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.
Choosing the Photo
05:11

This lesson will address the RAW conversion and basic adjustments for the selected bicycle photograph.
RAW Conversion and Basic Adjustments
02:55

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.
Finalizing the Image
08:32
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Mountain Stream
6 Lectures 29:24
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.
Evaluating the Scene
01:38

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.
Lens Selection and Camera Settings
03:51

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.
Photographing the Scene
06:34

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.
Choosing the Photo
07:05

This lesson will focus on the RAW conversion adjustments applied to the selected image of the mountain stream.
RAW Conversion
02:44

In this lesson we'll finalize the adjustments for the photograph of a mountain stream.
Optimization Adjustments
07:32
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Shuttered Windows
6 Lectures 20:01
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.
Evaluating the Scene
02:30

After deciding on a composition for the photograph, this lesson will focus on lens choice and camera settings to accomplish the intended result.
Lens Selection and Camera Settings
01:58

This lesson will focus on photographing the old church, executing the concept decided upon after evaluating the subject.
Photographing the Scene
03:08

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.
Choosing the Photo
02:26

In this lesson we'll convert the RAW capture so it can be optimized, and then apply some basic adjustments to improve the photo.
RAW Conversion and Basic Adjustments
06:33

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.
Finalizing the Image
03:26
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Imposing Castle
6 Lectures 18:38
In this lesson you'll follow me as I attempt to find a good vantage point from which to photograph an imposing hilltop castle.
Evaluating the Scene
03:11

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.
Lens Selection and Camera Settings
01:43

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.
Photographing the Scene
02:26

In this lesson we'll review the images of the imposing castle to find the best one to optimize.
Choosing the Photo
02:26

This lesson will address the RAW conversion and initial adjustments for the photograph of the imposing castle.
RAW Conversion and Basic Adjustments
02:37

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.
Finalizing the Image
06:15
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Sunflowers
6 Lectures 34:58
In this lesson we'll move along the edge of a field of sunflowers, looking for the best subject and angle for the photograph.
Evaluating the Scene
02:09

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.
Lens Selection and Camera Settings
02:57

This lesson will focus on the photography of the sunflowers, exploring some variations on the composition and subject.
Photographing the Scene
02:04

In this lesson we'll review the photographs of the sunflowers, looking for the best candidate for the intended concept.
Choosing the Photo
05:35

In this lesson we'll convert the RAW capture of the sunflowers and apply some basic adjustments to optimize the appearance of the photo.
RAW Conversion and Basic Adjustments
06:11

In this lesson we'll apply some creative adjustments to the sunflower photo in order to achieve the interpretation that was originally conceived of.
Finalizing the Image
16:02
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Countryside Panorama
6 Lectures 20:32
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.
Evaluating the Scene
01:36

This lesson will address some of the unique issues related to photographing a composite panorama, as decisions are made about equipment and camera settings.
Lens Selection and Camera Settings
06:00

In this lesson the individual frames of the composite panorama will be captured, taking measures to ensure the final result will go together smoothly.
Photographing the Scene
03:25

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.
Choosing the Photo
02:34

In this lesson we'll assemble the individual frames of the composite panorama into a seamless image.
Assembling the Panorama
02:45

In this lesson we'll apply some adjustments to optimize the appearance of the final panoramic image.
Basic Adjustments
04:12
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