If you are a fan of landscape photography and are taking any of our photography courses, you know how difficult it could be to capture photos with low light. On top of that, it’s difficult to edit photos that have been over and underexposed. This is just one reason why Photoshop Elements comes in handy for many photographers, because it provides useful tools that can be used to redeem both new and old photos! Margaret V. took our Photoshop Elements course for this reason!
Margaret’s ed2go story:
Beverly Schulz has crafted a superb course on Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer. I was led gently through a maze of information about the most useful and accessible tools needed to remedy a flawed photo, by altering or combining photographic elements, or blending the real with the imaginary.
The course’s path from amateur to skillful is carefully plotted; the student’s hand is held over the scary rough spots; the assignments and quizzes solidify the information in the memory; good editing habits become ingrained and, yes, you learn there is no harm in clicking the Help Button. It was hard but thoroughly enjoyable work.
The course had a quick payoff in giving me precisely the tools I needed for redeeming some old photos that reminded me of wonderful experiences but did not do justice. I learned this was usually because they had been over or underexposed, which flattens vibrant colors and erases subtleties. I was easily able to fix some of my own flawed photos even before the course quite finished!
Beverly’s final assignment was to improve a photo of a resort in French Polynesia, a gorgeous place in a country of glittering turquoise seas, lush tropical forests and steep brooding mountains. I happened to have photographed that precise scene myself, but did a bad job of it. I struggled with Beverly’s assignment, sneaked a look at the detailed answer key provided, and eventually made the changes required. The 2-hour struggle led to a better grasp of the differences between the various tools for selecting parts of a photo to be worked upon, made me more confident and exact in their application, and gave me practical knowledge of the dangers of over correction.
I am very grateful to ed2go for giving us these wonderful courses with top-notch instruction. They may increase our professional qualifications, simply enrich our lives, or even both.
That is a good deal.
Monday just so happened to be Nature Photography Day! Did any of you get the chance to step outside and snap some landscape photos? If so, feel free to share a photo on any of our social media pages!