I’m not sure what defines a rookie, but I certainly can still make a rookie mistake now and again. Don’t you?
My rookie mistake is missing the detail in this shot… the small piece of stray grass that found its way into my frame. I loved the way the green leaves were so well defined and such crisp colors… in contrast to the pinecone, which offset the framing of the shot. What I didn’t see was that tiny little stray grass that stands out and steals the show (at least for me).
My first inclination was to just Photoshop it out. If I had CS5, it’s probably as simple as using the new content aware fill feature. But is that really the best option? My husband didn’t think so… he suggested I use it to make a point. What’s the point?
Don’t forget the details… or maybe the point is that mistakes can become lessons, so make sure you learn from them.
Maybe there is another point entirely. What would you take away from this image?
Technical Knowledge and Images: An ear and eyeful from Zack Arias on Creative Live. If you’re not scheduled to watch the free online lighting workshop this weekend, you need to change your plans. It will be the best two days you invested in improving your photography.