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Photographer Tim Grey Discusses Adding Mood to a Photograph

Posted on: 9 November 2008

This may sound a little silly coming from a certified Photoshop junkie, but my tendency when optimizing a photo is actually to try to make it look as close to reality as possible. Sure, I’ll add a slight touch of “what I remember” to take it beyond “what it really was,” but by and large my aim with Photoshop is to produce an image that accurately reflects the beautiful scene I chose to photograph in the first place.

But sometimes that just doesn’t cut it.

I find the desire to push a photo beyond reality usually occurs when I’m a little disappointed with a photograph that I really thought would turn out better. Most often that disappointment is a result of having had an emotional response to the scene that can’t adequately be captured in a simple photograph. [via Photoshop Insider]

Read the post over on Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider where Tim Grey is a guest blogger. The examples Tim provides are awesome and truly show how mood can change a photograph.

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