Poster Portrait

 

 

  1. “Stunning” 36×24
  2. 3/5/2011, 12:34 pm, Seed House in Rexburg, Idaho.
  3. Nikon Coolpix P80, Shutter Priority, f/4.0, 1/125 sec
  4. Crop, levels adjustment layer to darken photo.
  5. I choose this picture because of how captivating her expression is.  It’s as if she is looking deep into your eyes. I cropped the photo to make it fit the 36×24 template better. She was centered when the picture was taken. I also wanted her to be on the thirds line to the right. I used a levels adjustment layer to lighten the photo just a tad and I also took up the contrast. I also used the clone tool to hide a tiny blemish on her skin.

High Dynamic Range

HDR Hotel- 2/22/2011, 3:52 Bannack Ghost Town, f8, 1/160. I used Dynamic Photo to create this HDR. Blending 3 images together. Each being taken at a different exposure. -2, 0, and 2. Using Dynamic photo I combined the three images together. When I did so for some reason the clouds above the hotel had black and gray in them so I copied the photo to another layer made a mask and used the eye dropper to paint the same blue over the clouds to get rid of the dark clouds.

Hotel #1- 2/22/2011, 3:51 Bannack Ghost Town, f8, 1/160. This photo was taken using a tripod so the exact same shot could be taken. I manually changed the exposure again and this one was set at -2.

Hotel #2- 2/22/2011, 3:51 Bannack Ghost Town, f8, 1/160. This photo was also taken on a tripod to get the same shot for HDR use. I manually changed the exposure to zero on this photo.

Hotel #3- 2/22/2011, 3:52 Bannack Ghost Town, f8, 1/160. I used a tripod so that I could get the exact same shot. This picture was taken on +2, meaning it was over exposed.

New View- 2/22/2011, 4:27, Bannack Ghost Town, f5.0, 1/1250. I took this picture from inside a poorly lite building looking out the window.  I used dynamic photo to turn single shot image to a HDR. It brought out the highlights and colors beautifully. I adjusted the light to make it easier to see that the 3 pieces of glass were still in the top right side of the window. I cropped some of the extra black out to make the inside of the room become a natural border.

New View Original- 2/22/2011, 4:27, Bannack Ghost Town, f5.0, 1/1250.

 


Macro Abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paint Chip Blend- 2/22/2011, 1:34 pm, Bannack Ghost Town, f/4, 1/1000. This a the masonic temple and the focus is on the old fence in front, which shows a lot of texture in the wood. I used a picture of paint chipping for the blend and I loved how it worked out. In the texture shot the paint was mostly chipping at the top of the picture. This worked out perfectly because it makes the sky and building appear to be pealing or chipping, but because of the lack of paint chips on the bottom half of the picture the fence still shows its texture for contrast. The sun coming in from the top right was a bit overbearing so I used and adjustment layer to darken the photo and take the contrast. It really helped the paint chips stand out more as well. The textured image/paint chips is set at 12 percent opacity so that it doesn’t take away from the original photo, but it just adds to it.

Textured paint chips- 2/22/2011, 12:13 pm, Bannack Ghost Town, f5.6, 1/160. This picture was taken of a old door that the paint was chipping and pealing off. I blended this with the masonic temple and took the opacity down to 12 for blending effect.

Masonic Temple- 2/22/2011, 1:34 pm, Bannack Ghost Town, f/4, 1/1000. The focus was on the fence in the foreground. I used and adjustment layer to darken the photo when I bended the paint chips. Comparing the two you can tell a difference.


Reverse Shallow Depth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grassy Roof #1- 2/22/2011, 3:47 pm, Bannack Ghost Town, f/8, 1/160. I focused on the beautiful yellow plant to blur out the small house in the background. I love the fact that you can see the vivid yellow grass on the roof to match the yellow plants in the foreground. I added a hue/saturation filter so and took the saturation up to +43 to bring the yellow out more.

Grassy Roof #2- 2/22/2011, 3:47 pm, Bannack Ghost Town, f/8, 1/160. I switched the focus point on this second photo, but used the same subject. I focused on the home/building on this picture. I also added a hue/saturation filter and took the saturation up +43 to bring out the yellow color in the grass on the roof and also the plants in the foreground.


Action Blur and Freeze

 

 

 

 

 

 

Envious Ghost- 2/22/2011, 1:09 pm, Bannack Ghost Town, f5, 5.0 seconds. For this shot a tripod was vital. I set the camera on the tripod and framed the shot. I took the picture and then counted to 2 aligator and then jake ran out of the picture leaving the last 2 and half to 3 seconds of the photo. This causes him to become transparent and ghost looking because the camera was taking in the wall behind him for the last 3 seconds after he ran out of the picture.

Jumping Jake- 2/22/2011, 1:24 pm, Bannack Ghost Town, f7.1, 1/1000. I took this photo with a very fast shutter speed to make sure that there was no motion blur. When the shutter speed is set this fast a tripod is not needed. I put a photo filter on and set it to vivid light, Which really darkened the shadows and brought out the colors in the bricks and wooden porch. The original shot was a bit over exposed so I also adjusted the brightness and made the picture just a little darker so that more detail could be seen. I cropped the picture a tad to make the focal point Jake the Ghost. I also adjusted the the saturation to bring out the green walls a bit more.


Potrait’s

 

 

 

 

Laughter- 2/22/2001, 11:55am, Bannack Ghost Town, f5.6, 1/160. The natural light lite Kaylyssa up perfectly. I loved the old fashion wood around her. It had a nice orange/red color to it, which gives the photo more texture. I took the saturation up to +40 to really bring out those reds and oranges in the wood. By doing so it made the picture pop. As well as providing more contrast from the subject.

Widdle Away-  2/22/2011, 12:03 pm, Bannack Ghost Town, f7.1, 1/125. I loved the different colors of the wood in the background. I used the saturation to even contrast the woods colors more. I took it up to +45 to bring out the oranges on the right. As I did so Jakes skin and clothes also became more orange so I simply used the paint brush to mask out Jake from the saturation effect.


Fine Art Template

The American flag is a photo from our section on scanography. I did tons of scans until I got what I thought was the perfect fold in the flag. You will notice that I not only used a clipping mask to get the American flag into the boxes but I also used the clipping mask to put the flag into my name.

Ladiebug extended family- 02/08/11, Benson Building green room. f 2.8, 1/250. This picture was taken in the green house in the Benson building. They had just bought a bunch of ladiebugs to protect the plants and set them free. (Ladiebugs eat aphids which eat the plants). I not only used a clipping mask for the 5 boxes but I took the same image and used a clipping mask to get it inside my name.