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November 15, 2005 3:36 PM   Subscribe

The Radiant Vista is a new photography site on the web that offers photoshop tutorials (in Quicktime and PDF) and daily photo critiques (Quicktime). Not much here for non-photographers, but I know a number of members have some interest in taking pictures and might find something good here.
posted by TedW (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I think I've found my first must-subscribe video podcast. Now all I have to do is find the RSS feed...
posted by VulcanMike at 4:07 PM on November 15, 2005

[this is good]
posted by dg at 4:10 PM on November 15, 2005

This looks like great stuff. Thanks.
posted by teece at 4:19 PM on November 15, 2005

great post. good resource.
posted by TheGoldenOne at 4:29 PM on November 15, 2005

This is very, very good. I'm just beginning to use Photoshop and these 2 image enhancement tutorials I just downloaded are brilliant. I'm saving them for refernce later. Thanks TedW.
posted by philmas at 5:15 PM on November 15, 2005

TedW, that may be one of the best posts I've encountered in terms of direct impact on my life. Though the tutorials at this point are a little below my existing knowledge, the ability to see actual transformations of other people's photographs and to see where I may have done things differently than this guy is extremely helpful.
posted by spicynuts at 5:18 PM on November 15, 2005

The first thing that impacted me when I saw the tutorials was the over/inappropriate use of "impact" as a verb.

But it's nice once you get past that.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:29 PM on November 15, 2005

Wow, this looks amazing. I've only watched one of the daily critiques, but that one makes me want to watch all the rest. The guy has a very good approach to criticism, and the practical application of concepts is nicely educational.

Can't wait to go through the rest of the site. Thanks TedW!
posted by Fontbone at 5:35 PM on November 15, 2005

Awesome, thanks!
posted by nev at 7:48 PM on November 15, 2005

I agree, the site has some nice Photoshop tutorials. Some of the aesthetics is a bit arguable though. I thought he made the photo with the surfer look slightly worse.
posted by snoktruix at 8:04 PM on November 15, 2005

And the guy's having an orgasm over "quality of line", "negative space" and "movement". It's a tree. It's a rock face.
posted by snoktruix at 8:16 PM on November 15, 2005

snoktruix: Some of the Photoshop tutorial methods are arguable as well. Using the color picker and manually tweaking white balance has got to be one of the most inefficient ways of removing color cast, not to mention imprecise. But you know what? Doesn't matter. The execution in this case is not nearly as important as the effort, which is commendable.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:03 AM on November 16, 2005

Thanks for all the positive feedback. I know the site is not perfect, but I got a lot out of it. I found out about it when I took a photo workshop from one of the contributors. He was a really good teacher, and I think their website reflects that.
posted by TedW at 5:04 AM on November 16, 2005

I am really going to enjoy this - thanks!
posted by shadystone at 2:22 PM on November 16, 2005

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