9 creative photo ideas to try in January

    | Photography Tips | 01/01/2014 00:01am
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    Creative photo ideas for January: 09 Revisit your old photos

    Creative photo ideas for January: 09 Revisit your old photos

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    Sometimes it pays to experiment. Spending a rainy day reprocessing images in bold new ways can produce surprisingly good results.

    “Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised when I am not expecting any particular outcome,” says Toronto-based amateur photographer Roland Shainidze.

    “With this particular photograph, partly I knew what I wanted to achieve, but partly it was an experiment while I was playing with contrast, saturation and exposure balance in Photoshop CS5 and Silver Efex Pro 2.

    “I was not really happy with the original photo: even though the leading lines and curves created a strong composition, other pieces of the image, such as the flat sky, the electric wires and the trees, were distracting and taking the viewer’s eye away from the lines.

    “I saw the real potential in removing everything except four lines – two white and two yellow – to direct the viewer to the unknown, mysterious side of a dark, black empty space, and connect it to the underlying message that the photo delivers: ‘A Road to Nowhere’.

    “The best thing about your own photos is that once you take them, they are yours and you can do anything you want with them.”

    Creative photo ideas for January: 09 Revisit your old photos

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    Get started today
    * Shoot in raw. No matter how many times you try a different treatment, you’ll still have your original file.
    * Save your original files and processed files onto different hard drives – and always make sure that you keep a back-up of your originals!

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    Creative photo ideas for January: 06 Shoot a split-frame landscape
    Creative photo ideas for January: 07 Shoot a winter portrait
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    Creative photo ideas for January: 09 Revisit your old photos

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