Well well well good old photoshop. Took a bit rebooting (my brain that is!), but with the help of Caryline (my ever so patient teacher) i was able to complete all my exercises. I definitely will have a go with these so that i am able to navigate through photoshop easier.
The photos are from the photoshop exercises we did in class.
f/3.5, 1/500, ISO 200
Below is textured image placed over a portrait. The texture photo i
used was a piece of wood. I tried other texture photos i had taken, but
it didn't really work.
This was pretty cool, it took a few goes to get it right - i can see that i didn't get the textured part right on the edge. I would definitely do this again and try and not have any of the face edge clear.
f5.0, 1/15, ISO 100
This was cool, converting to black and white using the B&W adjustment layer. I felt like i was actually painting the colour on to the bag. I had to zoom right in and try and stay within the lines. I really like this, and i know i will be playing around with this feature.
Is a Brazillian social documentary photographer and photojournalist. He started taking photographs in his 30s. Sebastiao Salgado works on long term, self assigned projects. He devotes years at a time to document the stories of people and places. Many of his works have been published as books The Other Americas, Sahel, Workers, Migrations and Genesis. His most famous pictures are of the gold mine in Brazil called Serra Pelada.
Sebastiao has an amazing body of work. The images i have chosen showcase how he uses Depth of Field to capture the essence of his subjects.
This is an example of wide depth of field. As we know wide depth of field focus range covers a large area front-to-back. Depending on a lens camera range this could be from several yards in front of the focus plane to nearly infinity behind. These types of photos are often associated with landscapes and architectural photography. It is
useful to show a multitude of visual elements or characteristi…
There has been so much to consider in regards to my portfolio. Although i am focusing on individual photos, i am also practicing group portraits.
Last week i did my first photo shoot with my model, which was exciting and daunting. Thank goodness my model is my sister!! During the shoot i gave my model alot of direction which seemed very foreign to my model who commented on how awkward the poses felt. The main poses that i suggested was to sit up straight, pull her head right up and bring her chin forward. This is a high angle shot where i used Rembrandt lighting. This was achieved using the back light with a honeycone snoot. This is a great angle for her, you can see the contours of her cheeks which is emphasized by the high angle and the shadow which has been cast by her nose. Her pose gives a sense of strength with a coyness that is seen in her eyes.
This is my favourite photo, it captures her personality and playfulness . My model is relaxed with me, she is framed well wit…
Edward Jean Steichen
(27 March 1879 - 25 March 1973)
An American photographer, painter, art and museum
curator.He revolutionized celebrity
fashion photography in the 1920's and 30's.As chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair Magazine, his
work included portraits of writers, artists, actors, dancers and
politicians.At that time, he was
considered the best known and most paid photographer in the world. Below is a portrait of silent film actor Gloria
Swanson.The textured veil positioned perfectly on her face creates an interesting mood. Her facial expression seems quite piercing, her eyes appear strong as she looks straight into the camera. Her mouth clench tight keeping her lips together. The pattern over her left eye appears darker, with a bit of blur over it. Shes looks as though she's waiting behind leaves for the right moment to pounce. I like how this texture adds another dimension to the photo, as if an alter ego - showing us the inner person of the subject.…