Category Archives: Reality and Intervention ~ Exercises

EXERCISE: Alteration

The final exercise in this part of the course is deliberate, out-and-out alteration of the content of the image, and requires Photoshop for its Clone Stamp tool and its cut-and-past abilities.  There are many possibilities, limited only by imagination and … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Addition Part II

Now, you have created a new image from two separate ones, but while this is clearly intervention, there is also a strong argument that this is perfectly legitimate, and that the procedure of taking more than one exposure within seconds … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Addition Part I

For this exercise, you’ll add one element from a different image.  However, in order to make this less obviously full intervention, the exercise will be in two stages.  The aim is to take a conventional landscape view and render the … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Enhancement

This exercise explores the next level of intervention and allows you to make changes that many would say go beyond reality.  At the end of the exercise, you’ll be asked to make up your own mind. Note that an increasing … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Improvement or Interpretation

Part I Start by photographing a similar situation to the one just described, a portrait in a setting, and then use a manual selection method to select just the area of the person.  The tools available to you will depend … Continue reading

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