Photography Is A Lonely Business

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Photography is a lonely business…

We spend many an hour sat in front of a PC editing and doing boring office work. More so than people realise.

That is why every few months I like to get out and mix with like minded people and teach myself a few new tricks of the trade.

On Wednesday and Thursday this week I was at the Coventry Welcome Centre, for the Guild of Photographers Photohubs event.

A chance to see 10 speakers who give an hour talk on their specialist photography subject and the chance to book a longer three hour workshop with them too.

On the Wednesday night they held a party in the Guildhall, the most amazing building ever.

Although being nestled down a cobbled street, it is a mission for someone like me who doesn’t normally wear heels!

It was a great opportunity to see all my Guild friends and meet some more wonderful people.

I did a fascinating workshop with the wonderful Guy Gowan, editing and image processing genius.

His theory is more technical based and absolutely blows my mind! I am hoping one day I will never have to use a slider again and stop being a total wanger!

Just to recap a “wanger” is someone who just wangs the Lightroom/Photoshop sliders up and down while trying to achieve what they want.

Instead of learning the art of Photoshop and manually tweaking the RGB and CMYK colour channels to get the result needed.

I have only managed to put these photography skills to practice once as I have been busy, but you can see how clean the edit is. How true to life the colours are!

Below I have attached three images:

  1. SOC (straight out of camera)
  2. The new edit with Guys colour cleaning technique!
  3. My original edit

I’d be interested to know if you can see the difference and hear which you prefer the best 😊

Outdoor Family Photography in Northampton

13 Comments

  1. John Adams November 18, 2018 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Yes, love the edits. I think the differences between your’s and guy’s edits are subtle but I’d like to learn the technique myself. Oddly it’s the grass and ground that looks the most different to me. #mysundayphoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 18, 2018 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      I think I must of forgotten to mask off the orange from the grass in the original edit. It looks totally false compared to Guy’s edit 🙂

  2. Debbie November 18, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Hi Lisa, I work for a photographer and the hours the editors spend in front of the PC is enough to make them weep or at the very least go cross-eyed. I like what you’ve done with the photos, the second is better. The colour and detail are nicely balanced and most natural looking.

    #MySundayPhoto

    xx

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 18, 2018 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Yes I’m sure a lot of people think I just rock up with a camera then go home and put my feet up 😉 I think Guy’s way is much more natural 🙂

  3. Darren Coleshill November 18, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I’ve been toying with the idea of joining the Guild of Photographers, might throw a few questions at you.

    I love all 3 too be honest.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 18, 2018 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Ask away! I also have a discount code if you do decide to join, it is a great organisation and stops me from going crazy 🙂

  4. Fiona Cambouropoulos November 18, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    What a lovely photo, I think I like 3 best as it makes the girls pop most and the background fade.

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 18, 2018 at 1:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you Fiona, that was my original edit, but now it looks to orange to me 🙁

  5. Karen Naylor November 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Your photos are already amazing , so the fact that you will be able to tweak them even more is going to make them spectacular!!! When you showed me examples last week, I was so surprised at the differences xxx

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 19, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Aww thank you lovely 🙂 His processing skills make such a difference! 🙂 xx

  6. Geraldine Plumbly-Day November 19, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

    #2 all the way followed by your original although the girls don’t ‘pop’ and then your edit …. loved seeing his work put into action the other day when you showed me a comparison. #learningislight

    • Lisa Wildgoose November 19, 2018 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Thanks lovely xx The skin colours and tones in my original now look dirty and orange to me, I can’t believe how much difference it makes just cleaning an image. It’s fascinating 🙂 xx

  7. Helena November 19, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    It’s always lovely to learn new skills and practice what we are passionate about #MySundayPhoto

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