Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
This is the crowning achievement in my Conversations with myself assignment. It took hours to do this image. I had almost an hour long set up time to get everything ready, about 40 minutes of shooting, and 5 hours in Photoshop. I was aiming for a 1970's summer party look. I know I did not get it quite right. If I had the money I would have purchased clothes in the style of the time period as well as props. The car is from the 90s and the grill is propane. So Anachronism but it will work for the scope of the class. I do want to do more post-processing on it but first I need to figure out what to do to get the right look of the 1970s photographs. I want that vintage look.
A few things I did learn:
1) As awesome as the ability to mass process images in camera RAW is, you will have different lighting between images.
2) The masking does get a lot easier as you get use to it. By the end I was flying through masks.
3) Watch Shadows.
4) Layer the images with the closest figure at the top.
I would like to redo this image but I do not have the time right now. I mass processed the images in raw and should have done each individually. Some have dark spots now and some have bright spots. If I can figure out how to copy a mask I should be able to do it within a short amount of time.
I had a lot of fun with this. I was shooting several images and then running back behind the camera and grabbing a new shirt and throwing it on and running back and shooting more. I shot more than I used because I wanted to have different options to chose from. I loaded all of the images into this one image and masked them very roughly. I them stacked the images with the person in the same location and toggled them on and off to pick which one I wanted. For the most part I used the first image I had shot but at least once two of the images overlapped and I had to cut one.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I have been working on my Conversations with Myself more. I wanted to do a detective scene here and was not as happy with it as I wish I was. The tree ruined it and I shot from right to left and the left side ended up being wet and muddy and I did not feel like getting in it at the time. I do like doing this editing though. How many of of me can you find in the image.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
While photographic fish I also photographed the geese and ducks. The birds were everywhere and did not mind me getting to close. Most images I shot with a 300mm lens though because I did not want to disturb the birds any more than I needed to.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I spent some time at Mill Creek Park photographing nature. I am not much of a wildlife photographer but I had a good time. I shot these images of fish using a polarizing filter to reduce the reflection of the light on the surface of the water. Some of the images were ruined by ripples but I am happy with these.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I am still having fun with this assignment. As a test I decided to try stabbing myself. I have had problems with getting the camera in focus as the right spot and trying to get into position, and hold that position when I am not very accurate about the timer. A remote will help with that problem though.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
My next photo assignment is caller Conversations with myself. We are taking multiples images of ourselves and combining them into one image. I have decided to try and just have fun with this assignment. The day I got home I shot this first test. It did not take a lot of time to do and was just for fun and to try the technique. I am really liking doing this.
Friday, October 1, 2010
This are some more images from around YSU's campus. I shot these between class. I am starting to need to go outside my comfort zone and find new subjects to photograph. This is hard for me but I will do it.
I am not so much happy with this image as intrigued by it. The angles actually make me dizzy when viewing it. It is a mostly level area so it is not on a hill but it really appears to be.