Using color in Photoshop to add impact to a photo

Photography is so much more than simply capturing the right image. It’s an artform just like any other medium. With drawing, painting and other art mediums the artists pay so much detail to the color and texture and how those impact the art piece. Sometimes we can forget as photographers that shooting the image is only part of the artistic process. We should always use every tool that we have at our disposal to create a narrative in our work and with the tools we have today in Photoshop and Lightroom there are so many creative possibilities we have to use for our art.

This video is a great example of some simple techniques to use in Photoshop to enhance our images and let them create more of the feeling that we experienced while photographing the scene.

Also pay attention to her comments on composition and how adding elements make your eye view the images in a specific way, there are some great tips in here on composition and how it effects how your images by adding, removing and moving around parts of the photo. In this video Julieanne Kost discusses how the addition of color as well as supporting imagery can help reinforce the mood and message of a composite image that a single photograph may fail to do on it’s own.

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Author: Mark

Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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