Image Re-sizing and Upscaling
Almost all wildlife and bird photography requires some cropping. It's not often that you get close enough of your subject to fill the frame and usually there isn't enough opportunity to compose the image when taking it. Cropping allows us to make the subject larger in the frame, reduce the background surrounding the subject, or simply to recompose the image. The downside of cropping is that it reduces the number of pixels in the image which can leave you with a lo-resolution image that isn't suitable to print or post on-line.
That's where image upscaling comes in. Upscaling is the simplest way to increase the number of pixels in a lower resolution image by copying or calculating new pixels to be pasted or added to the image to create a higher resolution image.
The focus of this 90-minute photography clinic is learning how to upscale your cropped images to get the absolute best out of your bird and wildlife images. We will explore the basic principles of image resolution and how to upscale our images in Lightroom and Photoshop whilst also having a look Topaz labs Gigapixel AI. The topics we will cover include:
- What is image resolution
- What resolution do you require
- Image Resizing in Lightroom
- Image resizing in Photoshop
- Adobe Super Resolution
- 3rd Party Upscaling programs Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI
To complete your Bird Photo Editing journey, I would also recommend attending these additional Photography Clinics:
- Bird Photo - Editing Workflow
- Understanding and managing ISO
- Basics of Cloning and healing in Photoshop