Monday 18 May 2009

Cheryl Johnsons Bootcamp

I'm just recovering from an amazing weekend at Cheryl Johnson's Photography Bootcamp. I booked this so long ago, that it felt like ages away. And when it came it went by so quickly.

I had the best weekend. Cheryl is an amazing photographer and generous teacher. Lesley, her lovely assistant, was the best fun and so patient with sharing her photoshop knowledge. The girls (& boy) attending were a hoot. And even the weather was perfect.



If you are at all interested in photography I seriously recommend you check out some of Cheryl's classes over on her site. I've just signed up for Painting With Light 2 - which promises to be another fantastic course.

For homework we have to upload out 3 best images from the course. I have 2 ready and still need to do some editing on the last one.

We had a wonderful model for the studio work. Here is my original shot straight from the camera.



Here is the version after I edited in Photoshop.



I can definitely see how I could improve on the editing, but since I've never attempted editing a person in PS before I'm pleased with the results.


My second image is this flower - out of camera....



I couldn't see how I could improve much with editing, so all I did was sharpen the image slightly for my submission piece.



But as I was having so much fun in PS I decided to see what else I could come up with and put it on a black background.



Now I've only got another 1,798 photos to share with you.......

8 comments:

alcoholinky said...

great photos Audrey. i love the way you can but the flower on to a black background and your model is very cute.

penibear said...

Love what you did with the little girl, and the flower certainly does look good on the black background.

Kaz said...

ooooooooooo how do you do the black background?? your wee model is gorgeous and I'm well impressed with the lighting in your edit, looks like a boot camp worth going on!! xox

joanne wardle said...

keep sharing, I love your photography

Scrappelise said...

Great work in ps Audrey! :) Maybe your next trip will be to our week-endcrop here in Norway? :-)

Elisa said...

That must have been so much fun. I'd love to have some live classes to boost up my photo skills.

Having said that, I am looking forward PWL2, see you there!!!!

Cheryl Johnson said...

thanks for the feedback - LOVE the group shot with the sign, very creative

Lainey said...

It was the best weekend Auds - wish we could do it all again!