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Perspective Correction

Lesson 20 from: Adventure Photography Pro

Alex Strohl

Perspective Correction

Lesson 20 from: Adventure Photography Pro

Alex Strohl

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20. Perspective Correction

It's important when shooting cars to avoid distortion commonly found in wider lenses.
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Intro

1

Workshop Intro

03:18

Foundations

2

Gear

12:14
3

Gear - My Camera Bags

08:00
4

Mastering Camera Settings

07:41
5

Blue Hour, A How-To

10:45
6

Photos That Move Us

07:19
7

Visual Storytelling 101

07:51
8

Endurance In A World Of Sprinting

06:27
9

Keeping Your Ideas Fresh

08:31
10

Building Your Story Arc

06:44
11

Shooting More: Action Plan

02:01
12

Conveying Emotions

07:52

In the Field

13

The Assignment: Himalaya Pre-Pro

12:08
14

In the Field: The Himalaya Defender Shoot

20:29
15

The Assignment: Canon Pre-Pro

10:25
16

In the Field: Canon USA Shoot

15:06

Editing

17

Keywords & Organizing Images

06:42
18

Commercial Grading

04:47
19

Masking & Radial Filters

12:33
20

Perspective Correction

05:39
21

HDR (Hand-Held)

03:37
22

Black & White Edits

07:00
23

Before & Afters

01:33
24

Moody Grading

13:15
25

IG Export Settings

04:00
26

Web Export Settings

02:44
27

Clone Stamping & Patch Tools

05:51
28

Grading in Lightroom

06:45
29

Hand-Held Panoramas

03:41
30

Radial Filters Pt 2

02:38
31

Delivering Files to Clients

12:33
32

Archiving & Organizing Images

10:15
33

My Favorite Software

03:44

Business

34

Let's Talk Business

01:03
35

Building A Desirable Portfolio

11:17
36

How to Contact Clients

12:00
37

Prospecting: Finding Brands That Fit You

04:16
38

Getting Clients To See Our Value

10:16
39

Paid to Travel the World

14:48
40

The Art of Making Moodboards & Treatments

08:09
41

Keys To A Fulfilling Career

07:40
42

Three Things You Need To Know Before Pitching

06:19
43

Finding Your Value Proposition

08:02
44

Media Kit: A Walk Through

08:06
45

How I Built My Audience

07:46
46

Social Media Landscape

07:32
47

Module Recap

03:08

Bonus - Everything To Know About Filters

48

Do You Need Lens Filters?

09:36
49

Filters in The Field

12:40

Bonus - Find Your Path

50

Find Your Path

07:44

Bonus - How To Print Your Work

51

Why Print or Sell Photos

23:21
52

Preparing Photos for Print

06:44
53

Reviewing Major U.S Printers

06:57

Lesson Info

Perspective Correction

(calm music) So with these kind of photos, again, high-end commercial-looking stuff, I don't wanna have weird lines. Like I want the lines of the shed, the car, everything to feel stable and square, almost like architecture photography. So there is a few ways you can do that. So first off, this is shot with the 51.2 on the ESR and, from the get go, you can work with this tool to do some, you know, see how it makes it, like the lens naturally makes things round, right? So I'm just exploring with this until it feels right. So when you get onto perfect correction, there's a tool, it's called, it's like the grid tool. So you do Command Option O to bring it out. This is the short, Command Option O. Otherwise you can go to view and then you can do the loop overlay show. This is what I just did. So Command Shift O, which is very useful when you're trying to correct lines, right? So then now this can be worked out much better. Now, let's get this image right. So I'm looking at several lines ...

here, this line, this line, and I'm looking at how they interplay, which is pretty right. This 50 is really good. Okay. Leveled here, now we have the transform tool, which is really powerful. I usually start with auto, see what happens. Then I'm looking at the lines of the building right here. That looks pretty good. Pretty straight. Although, it still feel like it's kinda going up, shooting up like a rocket. This line here can use some work. And this line here can use a little bit of work too, but we're in pretty good shape. Just auto does it really well. So then I just get working with the different adjustments. So now I'm just working on my lines, and this is a very finicky tool, but I'm working on this line right now, one at a time. Okay. So it feels good here, right, straight. This one, we can work on a bit too. So for those of you who like to use Photoshop, you can also do it in Photoshop and maybe a bit faster actually, but we're on Lightroom now. So I'll do it right here. Boom. Okay. All right, this feels good. So this one feels really good right now. This one can still be improved. Needs a touch of rotation And something's gonna have to give, right? But it's about the best both worlds. Okay, let's see how this feels. Pretty good. Getting out, let me experiment with this for a second. What is it? Whoa. Okay. Hmm. So now what I wanna do is make the building feel like it's not too pointy, like it's square. So I'm looking at these two lines right now, this one and this one. So it feels really square right now. A touch of rotation to align these two lines right here. And these will never be perfect because actually the concrete here has a curve that isn't here. Oh yeah. Okay, Command Shift O. So this is the before. So this is before perspective correction. And this is after, you see how this line feels much better. It just feels like a just nicer photo to look at. So if you don't shoot buildings enough, you might not need this. But anytime you have some sort of manmade structure, this tool will be really useful.

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Ratings and Reviews

Jon
 

Not What I Was Expecting Let me just start by saying that the workshop was very good. There were lots of things that I learned and many insights I took away. Perhaps the greatest bit of wisdom imparted to me was not anything Alex said but how he approached every subject he talked about. I felt that he was talking to me as a friend, very personal and open book. This was both a blessing and a curse as the course tends to meander around and is not as structured as others I've taken. Alex's passion for the highest quality, and craftsmanship in every aspect of his business, is very evident. From the premiums he charges, to the attention to detail in client deliveries. This is where my review is going to give some hopefully constructive criticisms. For someone so focused on a premium experience I was a surprised to find the course a bit sloppily assembled, and the videography and editing lackluster. This is coming from a videographer and someone with a lot of experience in online training. A few short examples to illustrate my point include: repeating segments of the edit (in some instances the exact same segment), poor framing. Colors changing between cuts, and my biggest pet peeve, not leaving photo examples on for long enough to see them. These are all small things, but they add up, and along with the topics meandering, left me a bit disappointed. I'm curious who you would say this class is aimed towards. Amateurs, mid-level, or experts? The assumption of who you are addressing changes throughout the course. I feel like with a bit of work from an instructional designer, and some editing cleanup, you could help hone this course to be one of the best out there. I feel like I need to do a more in depth review than will fit here, to actually explain this well. Let me know if that would be helpful to you. One other note: When I signed up for a workshop on Adventure Photography, I honestly thought it would be more field focused. The field examples were all shoots for products, and not shoots documenting an adventure. I guess I had just hoped to learn that side of the storytelling process more. Getting into the nitty gritty of being wet, cold, and dirty, and still shooting bangers. The section on filters (going out and building the snow cave) was more what I thought this course was going to be. Anyhow, with all that said, I still found it valuable and worthwhile. To summarize, the course feels a bit unpolished and in some ways unfinished though there is still great value. I've taken Jimmy Chin's Masterclass on adventure photography and it felt very structured and highly polished. I purchased "Adventure Pro" on the "finish in a month" discount. I would have felt ripped off if I had paid full price with the course in its current state. Thanks for reading and I hope my criticisms come as helpful. As I've already mentioned I'd be happy to further elaborate.

Topher Hammond
 

One of the best photography investments I'm only 1/4 of the way through Alex's course and I feel like I already have a loose plan on how I can move forward in my own career as a photographer. I felt like my work was lacking a specific feeling. The way that Alex articulated ideas on how to convey emotion in your imagery and building that overarching story arc for your own life narrative were super helpful to focus on how to make my work better. Super looking forward to the rest of this course. Thanks Alex and team!

Sergi Mas de xaxars Rosell
 

Great Workshop I learned quite a lot with this workshop. Because I'm in the industry for 5 years now, there were a few things I already knew. On the other hand, Alex showed me different and more effective ways to improve my business. I like the way he gives the lessons, always in a personal and close way. This is the knowledge I wish I had when I started. Totally worth it!

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