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Moose Blogs A Piece of Paper
Sometimes ya just shoot nothing good, but that’s part of the process. Read this, from Moose Peterson’s blog.
Chase Jarvis Renounces Light Meters
Chase has a good post on forsaking the old hand-held light meter. Here’s the wisdom:
But one thing is for sure: don’t ever confuse all the silly little gadgets and the silly little numbers with what it means to simply and eloquently capture a moment, a scene, or the essence of a human emotion – whatever it is that truly inspires you. You’ll be much better off for it, I promise.
Read the whole thing here.
Photo-Guru Says “There is No Un-Suck Filter”
Scott Kelby on his 7-Point System. The question: Is there anything the 7-Point System can’t fix? The answer:
Absolutely. It can’t fix bad photography….The System just won’t make a bad photo good. It’ll make a decent photo better, a good photo great, and a great photo outrageous, but it can’t fix bad composition, an out-of-focus image, or a bad concept. You’re always better off getting it right in the camera. That way, you can spend less time fixing it in Photoshop and more time finishing it in Photoshop….
Did you get that? I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again and again – there is no un-suck filter. Seeing Photoshop as a finishing tool, and not a fixing tool, results in better photography. Vincent Versace talks in terms of Photoshop being an emery-board not a jackhammer, and I think that’s a helpful outlook.
Check out Kelby’s 7-Point System For Adobe Photoshop CS3 here