My Turn to Learn
Since I started this blog, I have been learning a lot. Complex editing was a mystery to me just over a year ago. I made an effort to learn and I have been so glad that I have done that. I have slowed a bit with the learning, but I bought a magazine on the weekend and thought I would try one of the tutorials. This is what I got.
The idea is to make a disc from an image. I took a cityscape image and followed what I could of the tutorial. I don’t know why tutorials are always written like you must already know what you are doing. Some steps I had to guess, but I think it worked out okay. I don’t know. Not sure I love it totally. Weird.
Another one, this one probably works better. It is really strange. I have seen them done before, but never attempted them. I don’t know that I would do it again. I did want to try some other things though.
I did this image of green lake when it was all dried up, it was taken with a compact camera and has not been assembled together very well, but I wanted to see what it would look like as one of these. I don’t think it worked very well. I also don’t really like the line that happens where it is joined. I do like the trees at the top.
There are lots of tricks you can do in photoshop, doesn’t really mean you should do them, but I think it is good to do them at least once, to get an understanding of what can be done. It is the same with your camera manual, you should read it, you should know its possibilites. I like seeing what the possibilities of Photoshop are, then I know what can be done, and if I ever need something specific, then I know it can be done. Always learning, that should be a motto.
I like teaching and I’ve decided that I want to do more with my blog. I have seen other people doing it, so I want to try doing some lessons that people will be able to purchase and learn from. I am not totally sure how this is all going to work at this stage, but I will be working on some basic skills for the beginner.
Another thing I want to try and do, is produce a small card that is like a checklist for the beginner. It will be a plastic card that will have a list of questions and instructions for people who are starting out and still learning how to use their cameras. I will have it for sale on this blog at some stage, not sure when. I came up with the idea for my friend who is overseas at the moment, it was a way for me to sort of be there with her and helping her.
I am just letting you know so hopefully you won’t mind when I start advertising them some. I love doing this blog, but I need to find a way for it to earn some money, it is a terrible thing, but it is reality, unfortunately.