I believe in looking for one composition, then crafting that one composition into a beautiful photograph. Photoshop is the creative tool; the camera merely records the material. This is a thoughtful and intelligent approach that creates quality. I do not believe in shooting lots of angles, choosing the best and then using Photoshop to try and ‘make it look good’. This is not an intelligent approach; it is gambling, reliant on luck.
“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” – The only way to strive for perfection is to examine every link in the chain in a detailed way, and the complete chain in a holistic way. Quality is created from the complete perfection of every single link in the chain. Pushing every element in the complete process to the highest level of perfection possible, you create a beautiful, aesthetic image greater than the sum of its parts; Synergy.
Photography and Photoshop are two sides of the same coin, both are required to create the final print, and both are governed by an idea; Visualization. Every link in the chain is interwoven and dependent on all the other links in that chain. Concentrating your effort only in one area, means other weak links may slip through the net; bringing down the overall quality. The quality of the whole chain must be constantly improved:
That’s why on one workshop, I teach you Visualization, Photography and Photoshop
– The complete process from concept to print.
The only methodical approach that catches every problem and weak link, is to start at the very beginning and work through every link in the chain. I have concentrated all my knowledge and experience down, to create a very logical process and one that is teachable within a very limited workshop timetable. Every step placed in perfect order and every step essential for creating beautiful, aesthetic print quality.
You cannot teach a thousand solutions for a thousand problems. You can teach one universal way of approaching problems that always creates multiple solutions. Understanding the problem, gives you the freedom to think outside of the box and create your own solutions. I teach you the efficient way to approach Photoshop to create really beautiful, aesthetic landscape photography from concept to print.
This is a holistic approach other photography workshops do not offer – David Osborn, London, 2018.