A photography instructor I know is constantly encouraging his students to “reduce and simplify” their photographs. He backs up his message by showing hundreds of amazing, simple, clean, and powerful photographs.
He tells the students to clean up their images in-camera by looking through the viewfinder at the subject and then turning away from the subject and inspecting around the edges of the frame for potential problems.
In spite of your best efforts, distractions and blemishes will show up in your images. You need to learn how to quickly and seamlessly remove blemishes in postproduction. Remember—reduce and simplify!
In this chapter we will examine a few tools to help you simplify and clean up ...