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Is my photo good enough? Resolution tips for print jobs | Goodwerks. This is a 4×5″ image at 300 pixels per inch. In other words, 1200 x 1500 pixels. If you click on the image, you will see how large a 1/4 page magazine photo looks in a web browser. These tips can help you avoid delays and quality problems in print publications. High Res means High Resolution. Basically, resolution is the density of the pixels in a digital image. Common resolution needs: Web and monitors: Roughly 100 ppi at display size. (72 to 96) Newspapers: 200 ppi at ACTUAL SIZE* Magazines, brochures, etc.: 300 ppi at ACTUAL SIZE* Large format displays (such as billboards): 100 ppi at ACTUAL SIZE* For printed publications, always use the highest resolution (biggest) original file possible.

Common file sizes for jpgs: Don’t crop your photo—designers like to have cropping options. For a 1.5″ x 1.75″ mugshot at 300 dpi, you need at least 450 x 525 pixels. This picture may be 1.5 x 1.75″ at 300 dpi, but her face is only .5″ x .5″, so it’s too small. Don’t take low resolution photos! Raw vs JPEG For Photo Editing. Written by Steve Patterson. In this tutorial, the first in a series on editing and retouching images with Adobe Camera Raw, we'll take a quick look at the main difference between the two most popular file formats used by digital cameras today - raw and JPEG - and learn why one of them has a major advantage over the other when it comes to image editing and retouching.

Many digital cameras today, including both DSLRs and higher end compact cameras, give us the option of saving our images as either raw files or JPEG files. The JPEG format has been around for over 20 years and remains to this day the most widely used file format for saving and sharing digital photos. The raw format, on the other hand, is a much more recent development, but if you're thinking "Well, obviously newer is better, right? " You may have noticed that I've been writing "raw" in small letters and "JPEG" in caps, and there's a reason for it. What does that mean, and how is that different from JPEG?

Take your first steps with Lightroom and Photoshop. My Complete Editing Workflow AFTER a Wedding. This is exactly how I process every wedding that I photograph. I am now on my fifth year of shooting weddings and have shot roughly 70 of them. I am a big fan of working smart and not hard. Every step of my workflow is thought out, and belongs for very specific reasons.

Most of the time I am finishing and delivering my wedding photos within four to five days. If it wasn’t for attention span and the internet, I should be able to finish wedding photographs in 24 hours every time. 1/100, f/5.0, ISO 2000, 15mm fisheye Step #1 – Import and backup (1-3 hours) I first import all images (1500-2000) via Lightroom into a folder (titled bride’s name and groom’s name, in alphabetical order) on my 1TB portable Lacie Porsche drive. I work on the go a lot, and I am often editing in a coffee shop, friend’s place or co-working space, so I have my 13 inch Macbook Pro (retina display) and portable drive to work from. I have a big gripe about people who organize their photos by date. Lightroom speed tip “Hi! Post-Processing Tips for Beginners. They say photography is an art form, and I couldn’t agree more. There are so many elements that go into making a great piece of art.

Not only do you need to know your gear and the environment you work in, but you also need to know how to put the finishing touches to your art, that takes it from good to great. This can be quite challenging especially to a beginner. But like any great artist would say, all of this can be done with a lot of practice and patience. Great photos tend to have universal appeal. They are technically sound, and also have an editing style that appeals to the mass majority. Choosing the right type of editing software The type of editing you apply to your images does depend on the type of software you use. For the purposes of this article, I will be using Lightroom. Adjust the horizon One of the first things I do to any image is to adjust the horizon, also known as straightening the image. Adjust or crop out any unwanted elements Remove any dust spots Adjust saturation. 10 Editing Techniques That Changed My Photography. In the digital age you as a photographer are expected to be familiar and knowledgeable with Photoshop.

It can be argued back and forth if this is right or wrong and whether Photoshop is ruining photography. But I see Photoshop as a tool, just as the darkroom was a tool to manipulate images. I have put together this list of 10 techniques that helps me get the most out of my images. As my photographic skills grew so did my curiosity for better images. The more I observed the photographers I looked up to, the more I noticed the images they took were not straight from the camera. Post processing plays a big role in today's photographic society.

Whether it's used subtlety, or for major composites, it's definitely an important skill to know. 1. This is the foundation for my editing. (images exported from camera raw with my adjustments) 2. I like the healing brush rather than the spot healing brush because I like to pick my own source points. 3. 4. I love dodging and burning. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Photography 101: Editing Basics. If you’ve followed our Photography 101 series from the beginning, congratulations! We’ve covered the fundamentals of photography — from composition to lighting to color theory — and hope our guest photographer-led tutorials have helped sharpen your visual eye and given you tips for using your camera. Now that you’ve graduated from this section on the nuts and bolts of photography, let’s talk more about the post-shooting process. So, you’ve taken a bunch of photos in your camera. Now what? Here, photographer Leanne Cole walks us through some image editing basics: straightening; cropping; setting exposure, contrast, and saturation; and spot correcting.

With so many options available these days, taking and editing photos can be complicated. If you’re new to photography, editing your images might seem daunting. In this tutorial, I’ll use Photoshop Creative Cloud (PS CC), but the steps we’ll cover here can be done in other programs. Straighten an image The horizon is now level! Crop an image. Post-Processing Tips for Beginners. How To Photograph A Wedding. In our recent article How To Make Money As A High End Wedding Photographer, we explored the high end wedding photography market. But, it seems that the more I am able to charge for a wedding, the more complicated and stressful wedding photography becomes. So recently I have decided that I would like to simplify my wedding photography a bit – get back to basics – unplug if you will.

In this article I will take you through my simplified approach on how to photograph a wedding with just one photographer, one camera, one lens and one strobe. In the Beginning… In the beginning, there was one photographer, one camera, one lens and one strobe. Then strobe begot strobe, camera begot camera, lens begot lens and photographer begot assistants and the next thing you know, you’re walking around with three camera bodies, six off camera strobes, light stands and modifiers and an army to lug it all around for you. So, I though that I would take you through my approach to wedding photography – unplugged. Wedding Photography - 21 Tips for Amateur Wedding Photographers. “Help me – I’m photographing my first Wedding! … Help me with some Wedding Photography Tips Please!”

It’s a question that’s been asked a few times in our forums over the last few months so while I’m not a Pro Wedding Photographer I thought it was time to share a few tips on the topic of Wedding Photography. I’ll leave the technical tips of photographing a wedding to the pros – but as someone who has been asked to photograph numerous friends and family weddings – here are a few suggestions. 1. Create a ‘Shot List’ One of the most helpful tips I’ve been given about Wedding Photography is to get the couple to think ahead about the shots that they’d like you to capture on the day and compile a list so that you can check them off. 2. I find the family photo part of the day can be quite stressful. 3.

Visit the locations of the different places that you’ll be shooting before the big day. 4. So much can go wrong on the day – so you need to be well prepared. 5. Show them your work/style. 6. 7. 8.