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EXERCISE: Interpretative Processing

This exercise is about making interpretations for a creative purpose. Choose an image that you feel is open to different creative interpretation(s) – an image with a lower dynamic range than usual will give more opportunities for varied processing.  Given … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Managing Colour

For this exercise, you should find two or three images that have what you judge to be a significant colour cast, as the main purpose of the exercise is to ‘correct’ it.  For most photography, all that is important is … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Managing Tone

You can perform this exercise on any image, ideally one which actually needs some of the adjustments mentioned here (so read through this carefully before choosing the image).  Then use your processing software of choice; the procedures will vary, and … Continue reading

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Exercise: RAW

The purpose of this exercise it to demonstrate the processing advantages of RAW, but at the same time to put these advantages in perspective.  Higher image quality from RAW is often over-praised. In theory, JPEG compression can introduce artefacts, particularly … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Histogram

AIM: You will need to find and shoot the three most basic categories of scene by contrast.  These are low-contrast (this is, flat in appearance, with a low dynamic range), average contrast, and high contrast (with a dynamic range greater … Continue reading

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