Has Photoshop changed wedding photography, and for that matter, all photography? In a word, YES! While earning my degree in Photo-Illustration from Kent State University, I shot almost exclusivlely 4x5 film with a view camera. The quality of that format is unsurpassed, but it's more than a little unwieldy for wedding photography. If you don't know what I mean, check out the photo of my 4x5 camera below...
Today's digital cameras offer resolution approaching the level of large format film, and are infinitely more versatile. This versatility has created the largest shift in a photographers life. We used to shoot a job, send the film off to the lab, and get back a finished product. Modern photographers have control over the entire process, from capture to output. Which brings us, finally, to Photoshop.
Photoshop has added another layer of creativity for photographers. The tools it offers can help shape the final image into the photo the creator had invisioned when the shutter clicked.
Wanna see what I mean? Check out the before/after image of my buddy Clint fly fishing below. It was a pretty dreary morning, but that's not what I had in mind when I took the photo. Thanks to Photoshop, I was able to execute my vision for the image. Cool.
PS I think Photoshop is kind of like margarita's. Super tasty, but easy to over do...
PPS I'm not huge fan of a regular margarita, but I do like to make them with pureed watermelon...keeps me cool and refreshed while manning the grill on a hot day. Wow, that sounds nice. What are you looking forward to this summer? Share it on the Black Dog Facebook