Right before this entire week got away from me, I managed to start playing around with one of the other cool things I picked up from the Maui Photo Festival last month, and that was using Topaz Adjust in the digital darkroom.
I also played with it for about 20 minutes, and it was really cool. From what I saw in the workshops last month and from the galleries on the Topaz website, I can see myself having a lot of fun with this.
For about the last 2 years or so, the majority of my serious photography focus has been around the technical side of getting in right in-camera, and not so much on the creative side of things in post. Now that I’ve gotten to a strong enough point there (with still room to grow, of course), spending a little bit more time with Photoshop is in order. That, plus not being able to spend as much time shooting out in the field as I’d like to, seem like a logical progression for my work.
If you want to see a few more samples of what I’ve been playing around with, you can check out the Topaz Adjust Practice photoset on my Flickr site. There’s only five photos posted so far, but as I find more time to practice and go through some of my shots from over the years, you’ll see more shots there, too.