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Phone Editing

Alex Strohl

The Adventure Workshop

Alex Strohl

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22. Phone Editing

Lesson Info

Phone Editing

(light music) How do I edit photos on my phone? Let me show you. I just finished up my photo on Photoshop and it's supported on Dropbox, the way I showed you, so I'm just going into my Dropbox app on the phone. Photo is already here, usually I have to refresh a couple of times, it appears this one is here. So this is our photo. I like to have my brightness at half. There's a lot of people who have different opinions, some like full, some like lower, but I'm just, you know, in the middle. So download the photo, you just press for a while and it says save to camera roll. Right, there it is. If it's a little darker in the day, I make sure I'm not in night shift, so it's good, it's off. Alright, so my photo's downloaded, what I usually do is go straight into Instagram. There it is. So I usually start with some brightness, because no matter how you edit it on the computer, the phone is just a different animal. It's way smaller, so I think colors need to pop a little more. Also, its a diff...

erent brightness on the screen, so what looks good on the computer looks always a little dark in the phone, so I just give it, I'll do everything on Instagram, usually. I like to give it some sharpening, you know, see what I'm doing, I just usually go here. Like, oo, that's too much. But I'm usually in the first 10 to 15. Shadows, I usually bring up a little bit. Vignette, tilt shift, I never touch. Highlights, it's a lot of trial and error on the phone, I consider it just a playful thing. I think that beam looks better like this, you know. We went from a darker image, you know, I could check where I am. Fade, color, sometimes I'll warm up my shadows here a little bit, but for this photo it's so cold, I wanna keep it cold, so I might even want to cool it more, just a little. Highlights, I usually make them go blue, but we're pretty blue here so we're not gonna do any of that. I almost would wanna warm them up. Oof, nope, no go on this one. Saturation I rarely touch. For the warmth, really, I don't really play too much with it. I most of the time warm up the photo a little bit, but this is such a cold scene, I don't want to affect it too much, I might actually cool it down a bit. Structure, oof, yeah, don't use that tool a lot, it's too destructive for me. Contrast, rarely touch it because it flattens my Histagram. And now I'm going back to brightness again at the end. You can tap here to do smaller increments. Super useful, you tap to the right or the left of the slider. I like where this is going, so when I'm there, next. I look at the photo last time like this, and I think we're good to go. Sometimes I'll flip the phone upside down to see how the light reacts, but this is clean. Then we move onto captioning and locations, this wasn't a Ciao Mambo or Indah Sushi, it's in Iceland. Boom, that's better. And then, I'll type where I was in the photo, add my little caption, caption, caption, and I'll keep the caption for the very last minute. I'm not gonna post now so I'll just put a placeholder, and then save this as a draft. And that's it, I can go on with my life.

Class Description

Alex Strohl brings his Adventure Photography Workshop to CreativeLive to explain his approach to photography, editing and the sometimes overwhelming but super important business side of things. In this workshop- Alex takes you on a journey through his shooting process, developing your own style, editing your images and then strategies to get yourself noticed and grow your career.

You’ll learn:

  • Basics of camera techniques and making memorable images
  • Developing your own workflow and style
  • Getting noticed and working with brands
  • Taking action to accelerate your career

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David Corrochano

There's a lot of useful information on how to start up your bussiness or your carreer as a photographer. Great advices, he shows his personal workflow, from the beggining of a shooting till the end. That was what I was looking for. The editing process maybe could be reduced in only one chapter. Worth it.