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Photoshop is not for me

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I think I made a mistake by taking Digital Photography class. I really like taking photos, but I don't like editing them. Before taking the class, I liked the idea of learning how to use Photoshop with pictures. We interior design students use Photoshop to render our floor plans. I thought I should join the rest of the world and use it with photographs.

Then last week, I had my first "Photo Editing Day." The class is 2 1/2 hours long, and all we did was edit photos in Photoshop. And we were only instructed to bring 10-20 photos. I like doing the fast, easy stuff, like changing the levels, but that only took me 30 minutes. What was I supposed to do for the rest of the class.

Someone suggested I put clouds in this photo.

I tried to do it, but it was just taking too long. I decided it would be faster to take a whole new photo on a good cloud day. So I did.

Much faster. All I had to do was step outside my dorm room. I had to take this photo on the opposite side as the first because the sky looked nicer on this side.

After giving up on the clouds, I decided to try adding color to black and white photos.

My first attempt went well, I think. But I still had an hour left in the class! That's when I just got up and left. Maybe this class just isn't for me.

2 Responses to “Photoshop is not for me”

  1. Quite alright that photoshop is not for you, there's something to be said for the straight out of the camera shot!

    Additionally, I had to lol that you use photoshop for renderings, because that's what the majority of the people in my office use as well . . .except then they think they can take on the world with photoshop, when in reality they are completely abusing the program and should just be using illustrator instead! Sorry, I'm not saying you're using photoshop wrong though . . .just some of my co-workers!


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