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.
My plan for printing this week has been halted because i have two options in mind. Last week i was really pushing to get some tests prints done so that i could make a decision on which paper to print on. The four images i chose were ones that i thought signified the vision of my work. This is to produce images which showed the nature of my subjects. An embodiment of their personality, from my perspective. These four images were strong edits i thought, and captured a side to my subjects well, these came out of a natural flow and connection in the studio. In terms of paper i have chosen the Hammulher paper, mainly because i like the warm tones that it gives to the black and white images. I also like the defined details in the textures which elevate the photos when they're viewed up close. The test printing was valuable because i was able to see the images on the prints, which gives me a better perspective as to how the work will be viewed close up.
is a shutter speed setting which allows for long exposure times (wikipedia). This function is used when there is not enough light available, such as shooting at night. When taking photos at night the shutter needs to open longer.
Bulb function task:
Take three photos at 3", 6" and 8" - with your subject moving out of the shot 3/4 of the way through or stand in the shot. It took us a few takes to get this right - especially as it was hard to see her.
These shots were taken outside at night. Here are some of our pictures taken with the help of my model Pela
I asked Pela to walk through this photo after 1 second - you can see her shoes
at the bottom of the shot
Pela walked through this photo after 3 seconds
I asked Pela to take a step every 2 seconds
Pela started walking through after 3 seconds,
you can see her figure as well as her shoes at the bottom of the photo
time is equivalent to more light, so when you lack light, you can
almost always co…
Aperture controls the area over which light can enter your camera.
More light f/1.4 = Shallow Depth of Field (narrow)
Less light f/22 = Greater Depth of Field (wide)
(The Depth of field is the area of the image that is in focus)
Our task in class was to take a photograph with three elements: one in the foreground close to the camera, one in the middle ground and one in the background. Focus on the element in the foreground. Shoot this scene with the lowest aperture your lens will allow, then F/8 and then F/22.
I chose the tripod to be in the foreground, the model to be in the middle ground and the trees to be in the background
As you can see in this photo the tripod is in focus, while the middle and background is out of focus - This is what is known as a shallow or narrow depth of field.
At this setting the depth of field stretch out towards the subject. If the subject was closer to the tripod you would be able to see her more clearer. Although she is some distances fro…