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The Skill of Picture Editing
10 Feb 2022 @ 16:00 - 19:00
The Skill of Picture Editing
- Chris Coe
In this workshop, you’ll be guided through the process of choosing the most appropriate images for each of the different uses and contrasting how one image which is right for one purpose may not be for another. To help you to get to grips with this we’ll be looking at your own images in a group critique. This exercise is highly constructive and really helpful – it is not something to be nervous about.
We’ll then be looking at a selection of images and together choosing which images work best for different uses – website, publication, exhibition and competition – in a practical editing session. You will leave the workshop with much greater insight into how to edit and select your images.
When I started as a photographer no one showed or taught me how to edit my images, yet the editing process is fundamental to every aspect of photography from your portfolio and website to choosing a selection to send to a picture editor for publication. Even if you aren’t professional or don’t intend to sell your photographs, it’s an essential skill needed when selecting images to print or to enter into competitions.
Choosing a picture for a themed competition is very different from sending it to a magazine or website picture editor for publication. When we edit our photographs we usually either choose our favourite ones or we edit with a particular purpose in mind – for example, which picture should I have printed to hang on the wall?
The most common mistake which photographers make is to choose their favourite images, but favourite doesn’t equal best. Your favourites are often the images that have the most or best memories attached to them, yet a picture editor is looking only at the image without those memories.
Making photographs is only half the process if you want to publish, exhibit, sell or display them. Choosing the right image for its intended purpose is just as important, yet... more
Making photographs is only half the process if you want to publish, exhibit, sell or display them. Choosing the right image for its intended purpose is just as important, yet it’s a skill that often gets overlooked. In this interactive workshop, we’ll look at how to edit your photographs then select them for different uses from publication to exhibitions and competitions. It will include a group image critique and a practical editing session....less
- 10 Feb 2022
16:00 - 19:00
- 180 min
- Maximum Capacity
- Xposure International Photography Festival
- Sharjah 61110, United Arab Emirates + Google Map
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- Module 1
- ⦁ Organising your images ⦁ Selecting images for a portfolio or your website ⦁ Selecting images for publication – online and in print ⦁ Selecting images for exhibitions and prints ⦁ Selecting images for competitions and other uses
- Module 2
- ⦁ Group image critique
- Module 3
- ⦁ Practical editing exercise
- Module 4
- ⦁ Re-editing you photographs ⦁ Refining your portfolio or website
- Images :
- What do I need to bring?
Your portfolio of up to 10 images (prints or a USB drive)
6 images as jpegs on a USB drive –... see info
Your portfolio of up to 10 images (prints or a USB drive)...less
6 images as jpegs on a USB drive – 4 best and 2 you aren’t happy with but don’t know why