Here is a quick little challenge for photographers of all levels. As you progress through your photography career, you will often find yourself coming across images thinking, “I want to create a shot like that”. With so much of a final image coming from post-work, it is often difficult to determine what was in camera, and what was added or removed. Building the skills to reverse engineer an image takes a lot of practice, but it is one of the most profound skills needed to elevate the quality of your photography.
With that being said I present to you “Spot the Shop”.
I will introduce a photo that is heavy in Photoshop adjustments. There is no need to deconstruct the basic adjustments, however try to spot the areas that have been been transformed, cloned, created digitally, or dramatically adjusted. Then, look out for the second part of the series which will include the original image, and details of all adjustments made.
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Robert Hall is a freelance photographer in Southeast Michigan. His work includes a multitude of specialties including weddings, commercial and editorial. He is always trying to improve his skills through sharing of techniques and critique with other photographers. He always welcomes new connections on all social networks.