Silence & I

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posted by Eric Gail alias EricGail_AdventureInFineArtPhotography on Friday 15th of June 2018 06:50:16 PM

The sun casts an early morning glow across the snow-capped peaks of the Grand Tetons at Schwabacher's Landing in Wyoming. It's been a long time since I have posted a shot, either here or on instagram, again my apologies, It’s Milky Way season and I’m way busy with workshops and skype sessions so please “bear” with me. your patience is greatly appreciated. This is going to sound really pretentious and egotistical, but please hear me out!!! It's not as self serving as it sounds, really!! As I was setting up this shot, I stepped into a "Trap", not a bear trap, though the place is rife with the things at this time of year, (not traps, bears) I sat here capturing this scene, silent, except a cool breeze blowing and the birds singing, I had an epiphany. Over my last three workshops and meeting many people, I have realized that there is so much in photoshop that most photographers are overlooking. (I also realized that I have more fun teaching photography and photoshop than actually taking the photo). It also dawned on me that I have a particular skill set, a skill set that was forced onto me in the family business, it’s kinda like a kid that was forced to learn the piano at 10 years old. Later when the kid grows up he finds out that all his friends and colleagues love and play the piano too, except they just started playing and you’ve been playing for years…..or, more like decades. It has become apparent that most photographers only know the tools they need to process the photo but don’t actually know how photoshop works or better yet “thinks”. I love to see the faces of clients, friends or acquaintances when I show them some cool processing tricks that I learned many years ago and use everyday at work. I have a list as long as my arm of tools and techniques that have been primarily overlooked by the masses of photographers out there. Well, I decided it was time to “Pay It Forward” and start spreading the good word in the landscape community about these overlooked tools and techniques. I realized that it would be difficult to pass this info on a one-on-one basis, which I have been doing thus far, via Skype. But if I could impart this info to the instructors I could cover more ground and increase the saturation factor. If you are a workshop instructor or know photoshop and think that maybe there's more, then I invite you to contact me and see If I can help you out. Not a single person has regretted it. Honest!! I hate the way this all sounds because it just sounds like some guy bragging on the internet about how good he is. That’s not it at all, I feel bad that so many people are missing the best stuff in photoshop and when to apply it. I’ve watched 30 minute videos from highly respected and admired photographers on youtube showing how to do a particular technique that can literally be done in 30 seconds, no kidding. Once you learn the basic navigation and tool usage it will open up so many possibilities for you, it’s like a creative explosion!!! This is not about teaching others to use photoshop but more like filling in the blanks for those that have a firm grasp of photoshop but “might be missing some important knowledge, shucks there’s plenty of people out there that know photoshop better than me, (Maybe not, Who Know's) but my specialty it seems is analyzing a workflow and asking questions as we go, that’s when the magic happens, that’s when a door on the side of my head opens and stuff just starts pouring out onto the client. yuck, gooey!!! LOL. If you have been following me a while then you “know” who I am, and have you ever sat at the computer thinking “I wish there was someone here that I could ask a question about photoshop, well now’s your chance!!! Send me a message or comment and I’ll be glad to help you out!!! I'm gonna post the before photo tomorrow, so that you can see the possibilities of photoshop. Stay tuned!! I truly miss spending time interacting with my friends here on Flickr but alas, my schedule working a full-time job and working photography has limited my ability to socialize in the manner you’ve been accustomed to but as always, Thanks for taking the time to take a look at my photos, I am always thankful for your views, comments, faves, and support, they are greatly appreciated!! Have an awesome weekend my friends!! :) For more information about the LLL technique(LowLevelLighting) you can visit Always Respect Mother Nature And Your Fellow Man, So: ****TreadLightly>LeaveNoTrace> PackItIn/PackItOut**** Please do me a favor and follow me on my other social sites found below: 500px | Facebook | Flickr | Google+ | Instagram | Youtube Copyright 2018©Eric Gail

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