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Digital Photography 2010 Workshop 2
At today’s Digital Photography 2010 Workshop 2 we will be looking into how post-editing raw, untouched pictures in Lightroom can give us better results with the Landscape and/or Portrait pictures we have been taking – in my case I took a quick landscape shot at lunch today: a peacock at Clovelly Golf Club near Noordhoek, South Africa.
Digital Photography 2010 - Workshop 2
We see the peacock in the foreground… behind it sweeping views across the really beautiful Golf Course… right across Fish Hoek a few kilometers away and up the mountains at the dizzy horizon. We were having heavy fog clouds rolling through the valley all morning, pierced now and then by magnificent light – all this is in the air… and I am looking forward to improving the background of this absolutely untouched picture.
Digital Photography 2010
Ycademy Workshops on Digital Photography 2010 provide students with a pool of knowledge that goes far beyond technical setups and practical orientation; they embed the activity of taking digital pictures within the bigger context.
Pictures have been emotion triggers since their existence, however, today – where everybody possesses a digital camera and technology has evolved to a point where everybody can take a reasonably good photo – images have become the preferred means of expression for the masses on the Internet.
Words are out – visuals are in… facilitating Communication, relationship building and ways of Expression irrespectively of most cultural backgrounds.
As such, pictures have become a new way of talking online – Internet hieroglyphics … I am tempted to call them Internet hieros . . . :) – shaping the Media and forcing us to adapt to the fact that they are now an integral part of our online language, perhaps even ‘body-language’?… and definitely a form of pre-conditioning and ultimately of . . . mind control.
Every Picture Tells a Story
As we see on YouTube, there is a lot of popular interest in Digital Photography. Does it save us the inconvenience of having to … think? Do we translate what shoots through our minds faster by means of digital photography? I mentioned it a few days ago: a mental copy/paste?
“…Every Picture Tells a Story” – and yes… behind each picture there is a feeling, maybe a thought, a moment that wants to be expressed, a purpose, definitely something… more.
Pictures are a language and we have to find the right vocabulary to express ourselves in this language, and we have to hit the right Semantics… so that the message we send out is received and… understood. It’s an Art that is often intuitively expressed by creative people in the Fine Arts, Music, Dance, Fashion etc… or discovered in the streets…. and today? Yes today it’s happening on the Internet… on MySpace and YOuTube… where it will be discovered by spiffy marketers and then mastered in high-end Advertising where it lashes back to control us!!!
Ycademy Seminar on Digital Photography
The Ycademy Seminars on Digital Photography looks at the bigger picture, evaluates trends and teaches the right ‘language’ when it comes to online Publishing and Business Building. The next Seminar will be taking place on 24 and 25 April 2010, another step forward on the famous “Path to Profitability”.
To be continued . . .
|Author: Bianca Gubalke, Art, Media, Publishing.
Co-Founder of YORGOO, YCADEMY and Semiomantics.
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