Teru Teru Bozu

Teru Teru Bozu, originally uploaded by Eric Jeschke.

Key: R20090829-041238

Japanese good luck weather dolls.

Featured before, but with a different camera, different lighting, and different format.

4 thoughts on “Teru Teru Bozu

  1. Eric, I would love to learn photoshop, I would like to play with my pictures and have the same results as your pictures, I don’t know anything about photoshop, do you have a book for biginners? that explain step buy step, in other words very very easy? I’m very interesting in it. I will be waiting for your unswerthank you
    francia.

  2. Hello Francia,

    I don’t know of a good photoshop book actually. I did own one long ago (for something like version 6 of photoshop; I think it was by Bruce Fraser), but I never really used it much. These days I only use photoshop for printing my photos. I do use one or two other image editing programs. You can find my (old) step-by-step tutorials here.

    It may surprise you to find out that these days I don’t do much post processing on my photos at all. This is all very contrary to the current “expert” thinking about such things: shoot RAW, tweak your photos with all kinds of manipulations, etc. But I’m a software engineer by day, and spend way too much time in front of a computer already, so I’m loth to spend any more time than necessary in computer post processing. Also, I learned photography back in the film days shooting transparency film: it was very contrasty and blew highlights easily (just like digital). So I learned how to expose correctly for the scene I was shooting, and bracket occasionally when I thought I had a great photo op. These days I shoot JPEG primarily, bracket a bit, compose using my built in aspect ratios and basically try to get as much done in the camera as possible. When I download my images, the most common post processing tweaks are then really simple things like level or curve adjustments, additional cropping, and occasionally distortion or perspective corrections. That’s it! I almost never adjust saturation or build up lots of levels with different effects.

    This photo you commented on is a straight JPEG from the camera. No post processing whatsoever.

  3. OMG! You shoot JPEG! That will get you kicked out of the digital photographers union for sure! You Neanderthal! LOL! It’s funny, I’ve been shooting JPEG for years, getting the shots that I want, and all the time having RAW shooters telling me how wrong I am for doing it saying that I’m missing something. I, like you, learned how to expose correctly and bracket when the scene was a bit too contrasty. That’s where spot meter comes in.

    As a fellow software developer, I too try to get off of the computer as quickly as possible.

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