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It's Not Just For Knives
Sorry for the lack of post last week. Things got busy what with Halloween and all.
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.
Keywords: Scott Kelby, Sharpening, Tips
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