How to screw up a good photo.
In my quest to increase my acceptance ratio, sales and number of photos I have in Dreamstime I have screwed up a few good photos.
I always want that very pure white background with the perfect lighting. In doing so I thought I would learn to isolate them in photoshop.
I of course am still learning this process so there are times I had a pretty good photo and kind of screwed it up by trying to isolate it.
After a rejection I enlarged it up to 200 percent and sure enough some of the edges looked ragged and not smooth.
I need to learn when I should leave it alone and let it run on it's own merrit.
After all, in real life and in photo's it's shadows that give it a sense of depth and warmth.
And not every photo will have an object plucked from the screen to be placed elsewhere.
I am learning that first it needs to be a good photo.
And if I am messing with it I need to make sure I am making it better and not worse.
Somewhere in there is the balance I will find.
I know if your honest some people can relate to this.
Photo credits: Dave Willman.