How Would I Edit Your Photo | The Grid Ep 573
Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna are back with another episode of The Grid! This week they take viewer-submitted images and show how they would edit. Not only do they cover how to improve photos in post, but also show some of the latest features in Lightroom and Photoshop! Tune in to get tips on improving your photography and editing!
New KelbyOne Course: The Art of Black & White Post Processing with Mimo Meidany
See the world in B&W! There’s more to a B&W photograph than just removing the color. Join Mimo Meidany, a long exposure B&W photographer, as he teaches you how to take your B&W photographs to the next level by enhancing foregrounds, dealing with cloudless skies, creating depth, elevating reflections, adding separation between structures, and so much more! Using Lightroom Classic and a little Photoshop, Mimo takes you through a series of B&W edits demonstrating a range of techniques you can start putting into practice today.
Editor’s Note: In 2013, Zack shared this post as a followup to his first wildly popular guest blog/video. Both of them are favorite posts of mine, so here is this one again for your enjoyment!
Signal & Noise
As 2012 was coming to an end, I felt as though my brain was full. There wasn’t any more room in it. I can’t take any more information. My head was filled with noise and trying to find anything of any substance was difficult. I would do my best to remember what I was going to the store to buy, but when I walked in the door I couldn’t remember. I’d sit in meetings with my studio manager where she would ask about the direction for the new year and I’d draw a blank. “I don’t know.” My mind was filled with thoughts but I couldn’t string them together in a coherent way to save my life.
Each year I take the month of December off from social media. I like to disappear, go work on stuff, and come back feeling fresh. Nearing the end of 2012 I knew I needed to leave all of that behind sooner than December and most likely stay off of it until the spring. My mind was stuck on static and the volume was set to eleven. I had been working on a Q&A blog with a goal of answering 1,000 questions after which time I was going to check the @#$% out. I reached my goal, said farewell to my online friends and colleagues, and got to work on several projects that had several loose ends. I wanted all commitments and loose ends taken care of before Christmas. I need to build as much space in my schedule, my life, and my work to let the smoke clear.
This was all happening as I was opening a second studio location that we lovingly refer to as “The Lab.” My main studio is filled with a lot of production work. The work is consistent and I have an amazing team who sees that it runs smoothly. The problem is I can’t “work” there. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle going on. We are under a tight NDA from our main client so I can’t just have anyone coming in and out of there due to the stuff we shoot. My brain needs space. My work needs space. I need a place where I can turn my music up, brew some coffee, cover the walls with stuff, set up lights and leave them for a few days, etc. I found a great little space that allows me to have my own production area, and a small shooting space.
I finished my Q&A goal, bought some cheap table tops and legs at Ikea, set up my stuff, and I got to work. It’s been nine weeks now. I’ve learned some things that are helping build signal in my life and keep the noise down to a manageable level. I realize that some of these things seem so obvious but I, as a forty year old man, am having to tell this stuff to myself, so maybe you could use this info, too.(more…)
It’s on like Donkey Kong!!!! Join me and thousands of photographers from all over the world on Saturday, October 7, 2023, as we join together for another annual Worldwide Photo Walk, take loads of photos, make some new friends along the way, and raise money for the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya.
Check out this short video below for more details and how you can be a part of this all:
There are already lots of walks in cities around the world. To join a photo walk near you, go to worldwidephotowalk.com sign up for a walk (it’s free – it’s all free), and I’ll see you on Saturday, October 7th. :)
Have a great weekend, everybody! :)
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