The last three exercises have seen us use post-processing manipulations to get our images right. For me, this has been done through Photoshop and Adobe Camera RAW; learning to correct my images using the tools available in Levels, Curves, Exposure and Hue/Saturation, and then utilising more dedicated applications such as the dropper tool and the individual RGB channel sliders.
These fundamental alteration are accepted throughout the photography industry, in fact, in some instances you are expected to ensure your black and white points are set and that no clipping is present in the highlights, so the lessons I have learnt are invaluable.
Now we will be taking this one step further and looking at creative interpretation, where it is okay for personal taste to take over and for our creative juices to flow! Our coursework states that:
… ‘Correct’ is, after all, only a generally agreed condition, not a compulsory rule. In the following exercise, you will explore this more interesting area of processing to create different interpretations of the same original shot …
Therefore, it will be no holds bard, as we are expected to push the limits of adjustment to make new versions of an images distinctly our own!