Session Details

Editing for Clients and Photographic Competition

Speaker: Kristy Steeves
Kristy Steeves

Session Time: Jan 21st 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Location: Opry | Ryman Studio H&I, Level 0
Track(s): Technique


When we photograph for clients or image competition our goal is to get it right in camera but it doesn’t always work. There can be challenges with each session that we may not anticipate. As a PPA approved juror Kristy sees common issues in many images that can be fixed in Photoshop. Take for example highly reflective surfaces like metal, jewels, leather and wood. The specular highlights are sometimes blown out and detail is lost. Then there’s the opposite: blocked up blacks. How about banding on the background? Perhaps a bright rim light has bled over onto the side of your client’s neck, face, arms or legs. Kristy has dealt with all of these challenges and has developed great ways to fix these problems while maintaining a natural look. She has a treasure trove of ideas to help take your work to the next level. We hope you can join us for a day of basic Photoshop editing where Kristy will demonstrate and share some of her favorite techniques with you.