Learning Photoshop

Today, I began learning Adobe Photoshop CC 2017. I definitely have much work to do in acquiring some real skills with this program, as it has a ton of features! The tools alone take a couple days (or at least just a few photos to practice on) to get them down based on what I’ve experienced so far. In hopes of improving the quality of my photos that I post on my blog, I feel that becoming skilled in Photoshop will be key in making sure that happens.

Below are two versions of the picture I practiced on: the one on the top is the original copy and the one on the bottom is the finished one. As you’ll be able to see there will be several differences, and possibly not even for the better. But alas it’s a learning experience.

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The bottom one has been cropped further, and has more color saturation. I also did a few spot repairs near the head of the swan; as well as additional adjustments. Comment below to tell me what you think!

~J. A. Ross

 

© RossJ781.com 02/02/2017

 

Castle Resting on the Mountain

 

I took these photos of the world famous Hohenzollern Castle back in November, 2016. It resides upon a mountain near Hechingen, Germany. This is actually the 3rd castle to sit on the hill and was completed in 1867, and it’s owned by a Prussian Prince who still occasionally stays in the castle a few times a year. Hohenzollern castle was also used as a filming location for the upcoming film ‘A Cure For Wellness’ which I found very interesting upon visiting.

Before boarding the bus that took me up to the castle, I was able to use my high zoom lens to get these images. It was a raining off and on that day and I feel the fog it produced really helped bring these photos to life. I have more images from the exterior of the castle coming soon!

~J. A. Ross

 

© RossJ781.com 01/30/2017