Mary-Linn Hughes - Digital Photo Editing, Demonstration Feb 7
Mary-Linn Hughes, a Southern California photographer and college photography professor gave a fun, interactive demonstration on how to make digital edits of photographs on our smartphones or tablets using the free application, Snapseed. Mary-Linn guided her audience through the user-friendly app and showed quick and easy ways to boost color saturation, edit imagery, apply interesting and unique filters and work with double exposures.
Mary-Linn showed us how she uses the saturation tool to enhance mood or atmosphere and the sharpening tool to get clearer imagery. She explained how she might use the same photo but with different techniques to create totally different moods; or with double exposure, making a different look altogether. She illustrated removing objects from your photos with the “healing” tool. She also shared a few tips on using contrast and saturation to create a desired ambiance or trying sharpening of the details to bring in texture. Although Snapseed is not as advanced as Photoshop, she demonstrated some of its flexibility, the variety of tools, and user friendliness of the app. We all had fun trying something different, and seeing how it might improve our photos, and help with creation of our artwork.
If you missed the demonstration, you can download a free copy of Snapseed from the App Store on your Apple iPhone or iPad, or from GooglePlay on your Android device. When you open the app, tapping the three dots at the top right of the screen will give you access to some tutorials to get you started—or help you learn more!