Amy-Leigh will talk about everything that plays a role in how our final images look.
“I run a mentoring programme providing custom presets to photographers but the preset only plays a small part in how someone’s final set of images actually look. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty and eradicate this notion that a preset is a fix for all and get everything else spot on so editing becomes a breeze.
Topics I’d like to cover in my talk are;
– Cameras and how these play a role in editing. Specifically how presets respond differently to what you’re shooting and why. Identifying why people struggle to edit different filetypes to their own and why.
– How the cameras are being shot / camera settings – whether there’s a right and wrong way to shoot and myth busting specific camera settings. Let’s talk about every camera setting that matters and why we should all be talking about this much more.
– Lightroom – pros and cons, things to watch for, hints and tips and the biggy – how to control and set white balance using the histogram to tell you whether you’re spot on or not. Gone are the days where you’re up and down the temperature slider losing the will to live!
– Batch processing for greater consistency. Teamed with a specific use of the histogram for white balance control and shooting on a manual K in camera – I’ll talk about how these two combined with batch processing give you the greatest consistency in a final edit.
The aim of my talk;
– To give photographers a clearer idea why many are wasting money on presets only to be disappointed.
– Build confidence in technical aspects of shooting in terms of camera settings and why they’re using those settings over other settings. This also benefits consistency in editing. There’s so many photographers shooting with seconds who literally have no conversation about how they want that person to shoot beyond style or what they want capturing. Nobody talks about metering modes for example yet these can have very different results in the raw images. Inconsistent and therefore harder to edit. Let’s start nailing down why it’s important that these things should be discussed. You’d be surprised how many don’t know what a metering mode is! Or believe when in manual, metering mode doesn’t matter. Or just that they’re shooting in manual because so and so said so. Sheesh! We all need to start talking more basic tech camera settings!
– Control edits easier knowing problems that arise in Lightroom and how to combat them.
– Greater consistency in editing using the tools given to control white balance.
This talk would benefit everyone regardless of what presets they currently use.”
Wed 2:00pm | 2 hr | website