Friday, December 28, 2007

Exploring career options ... where do you start?

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Robert R. McRill

Today's image was taken in the Gulf of Aden on April 30, 2005. - Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (DDG 60), and the coastal patrol ships USS Typhoon (PC 5), and USS Firebolt (PC 10), prepare to board a dhow (pictured above). All three ships are currently deployed in the Gulf of Aden conducting maritime security operations (MSO). MSOs pressurize the maritime environment and are the single most significant component of the conventional maritime effort against terrorism. This photo was taken by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Robert R. McRill.

Looking to start a career? Love photography? Don't quite know how to get going? Try the US Navy. Yes, the US Navy has a career path for aspiring photographers. Today's photo was taken by a US Navy Photgrapher's Mate. Not really into the Navy? Try the US Army and become an Imagery Analyst. Are you an action junkie? Try the US Air Force and become a Combat Photographer. Looking to stay local? Apply for a Police Photographer position.

As the nation (and the world) rushes to put cameras on every street corner, there will be plenty of available jobs for folks interested in imaging.

Now, back to today's image. There was a distinct blue cast to the image. This is typical of images taken at sea. I've removed it with a simple Curves adjustment layer and added a touch of sharpening.

I've also cropped out much of the foreground water, which can be done in Bridge or in Photoshop, which allows us to focus in on the subject matter.

Getting accurate colour can be critical, especially in security operations. Thankfully, with Photoshop and our systematic process ... we can!


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