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It's Not Just For Knives

November 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Sorry for the lack of post last week.  Things got busy what with Halloween and all.

I am a humbled man.  I know I've talked about my grandfather and being an NYIP student before.  One of my goals is to always learn something new.  I've often said, "Any day I don't learn something new is a waste of a day," and quite frankly, I just got schooled. 

For those that saw my last post, you know I took the Scott Kelby "Shoot Like a Pro Tour" Seminar last month, and wow did I learn something new.  I've often heard that you should always sharpen your photos, but up until I took that seminar I always looked at my photos straight out of the camera (SOOC) and thought, These look fine.  They're sharp, they're in focus...they're fine.  I don't need to sharpen them.  One of the things that Scott drilled into our heads was "Sharpen.  Always."  And after taking his seminar, I can honestly say that my photos have already gone from "Fine." to, "Wow!"  Some of the first photos I posted on the photography forum I belong to were even along the lines of color and crispness.  Sadly, until Scott Kelby showed me what I was missing by not sharpening in post, and WHY we should sharpen in post and HOW we should sharpen in post...I didn't know it.  I'm looking at photos that I thought were great before, and re-editing some of them, and I am absolutely floored by the differences.

Sometimes the differences are subtle, but it still gives it that extra bit of oomph.  For that I am eternally grateful.  This is why I always seek to improve myself in everything that I do and always try to keep an open mind.

That's all.  I know it's a short one.

Next week I'll be talking about the importance of paring down your photos.

Go on then, stumble on.

Oh yeah...and don't forget the Gaffer's Tape.


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