4.1.2 River Reflections

This first project in Assignment 2.1 focuses on exploring and developing my photographic processing skills in black and white and colour, to develop an effective workflow between different software: Adobe Lightroom, NikFX and Adobe Photoshop. Exploring in detail the best uses of each software for different types of images and purpose.

Using a set of photographs taken between 2009 and present day I start by looking at the content and technical requirements of stock agencies like Shutterstock and Adobe Stock. These that need to be well-balanced and well-exposed. The types of saleable image are generally more ‘picturesque’ images with a theme like ‘seasons’ or emotion. Abstract images are also popular.

I then re-evaluate these as more expressive ‘art’ images.

River turbulence

Transition

Mist and fog

Frost and snow

Graffiti

Sunset

Abstract

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