On occasions you will find that papers will use muzzy poorly exposed images, if the content is strong enough. There are occasions were perfect high quality images are not possible to get, shooting through shop windows, car windows, or shooting by available street lights at night means that images are going to be very noisy and very probably a bit soft.
Histograms are not widely understood, but taking a few moments to learn about them can improve your photography significantly. Histograms can show you immediately whether your images are overexposed, underexposed, or just right, and help you to make any necessary changes when re-shooting a scene.
I have been asked by several newbie press photographers in the last few weeks and months about post capture work flow and compression of images, in readiness for wiring. Whilst Image Compression is dealt with elsewhere in this blog, I shall cover some of my practices for image processing.
Firstly lets define a couple of terms that we will use through this page, just to save some confusion later on.
- File Size relates to the amount of hard disk space a compressed image will occupy.
- Image Size relates to the number of pixels in the image, by which Photoshop will determine the image size in Mb ie 3504×2336 pixels is approximately 23.4Mb.