Adding "Punch" Through ExposureThere are some people who make a very good living by buying somewhat rundown houses, renovating them, and then “flipping” them for a large profit. Not everyone can do this. Some people try it and discover somewhere during the renovation project that they have made a terrible decision. But those that are successful often share a certain quality: they can see the “bones” of a house. They can look past the clutter and disrepair and visualize what the house could be.
This little article is about applying the same principle to photography. As a professional photographer I take a lot of pictures, and most of the time I at least think I’ve taken a great shot when the shutter clicks. Some photos are amazing all by themselves, but others are a lot like those rundown houses – they have good “bones”, but they are lacking a bit of punch. I have enough experience with both photography and software that I can look at a photo and pre-visualize how it will look when I’m finished. Experience has taught me how to achieve that vision most of the time, and a big part of getting the vision of the finished product out of my head and into reality is through the use of Alien Skin Exposure
To read more, click http://dustinabbott.net/2014/02/adding-punch-through-exposure/
You can also read a smaller version at the Alien Skin blog later today. Enjoy