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Scanography July 13, 2010

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This Composite picture is three scans put together representing the different stages girls go through.  From childhood to adolescence to being an independent confident woman.  This picture means a lot to me.

Scanography I found to be a very frustrating assignment.  I like knowing what things look like before I take them.  With scanography you have to wait until it is already taken to see what it looks like.  Everything is backwards, and it was really bothering me.  I like to know what things look like before I do them.


Fine Art Template June 22, 2010

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Sunny Flower – 18 June 2010, 1:32 PM, Rexburg, ID, f/3.5, 10/20000, handheld, Sony DSC-H50, no edits.
This was REALLY hard for me for some reason, but I think it turned out pretty nice.  This is such a good skill to learn, and it looks really nice I think!!  thanks Sister Esplin!!



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Strongest man in the World – 24 May 2010, Southfield MI.  f/5.6, 1/160, Handheld, Nikon Coolpix P80, Adjusted black and white levels.

I had my nephew stand a few feet in from of this tree (notice the shadows and how far he actually is from the tree) and put his hands out.  I like how it looks like he is pushing the tree over.  I like it.  I first saw something like this done in slides of my grandpa.  There were pictures of him visiting those huge trees in California, and to make the trees look smaller he stood several feet in front of them and put his arm out like he was leaning on them.  I guess you could say that this is a slight homage to my grandfather!!

Emily – 27 May 2010, 4:55 PM, Rexburg, ID. f/4, 10/3200, Sony DSC-HX1, handheld, no edits.

Fairy Wings – 20 June 2010, 1:00 AM, Rexburg, ID.  f/3.5, 10/20000, handheld, no edits, Sony DSC-HX1

I edited this picture together in Photoshop, and when I showed it to my roommate she wanted to be a full-out fairy, so she had me re-take her photo and re-edit it all together.

Fairy Magic – 21 June 2010, 9:28 PM, f/2.5, 10/150, handheld, I changed her eye color, cleared up her skin, and thickened her bottom lip a bit.

I got this photo from the internet so I don’t have any photo info.

The hardest part was the wings – I had to play around with how they would look realistic, but so they weren’t covering her face.  I lowered their opacity to 60% so you could slightly see through them, and changed the angles and sizes of both of them.  I really enjoy this assignment.  Editing things together in Photoshop like this is one of my favorite things!!


Edge Effects June 15, 2010

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1. Flower- 24 May 2010.  3:14 PM.  Southfield, MI.  f/3.2, 10/647.  Handheld, Nikon Coolpix P80, I made adjustments on the white and black levels and the brightness and contrast.

2. Hipie Hair – May 2010, 4:43 PM.  Rexburg, ID.  f/4, 10/3200, handheld, cropped

3. View from Above – 24 May 2010, 12:50 PM, Southfield, MI. f/4.5, 10/3736, handheld, , Nikon Coolpix P80, no edits

I REALLY like my first two pictures with the edits.  It was amazing to me just how easy and fast it is to make a picture turn into something really cool.  The third picture I like a lot, but I’m not crazy about my edits.  I think I’ll go back and probably make more white space.  It’s hard because the picture was so zoomed in, I didn’t feel like there was a lot for me to cut out.  Anyway, I love cool edge effects!


Night Lights

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1. Manifold – 11 June 2010, 11:28 PM.  Rexburg, ID.  f/2.8, 50/10, tripod, Sony DSC-HX1, black, white, and hue level adjustments.  I took this one using my iPod, and changed the colors in Photoshop.

2. Crazy Lights – 14 June 2010, 10:37 PM, Rexburg, ID.  f/6.3, 150/10, handheld, Sony DSC-HX1, Brightness and Contrast adjustments, auto Tone.  I took this one while walking towards my apartment complex.  Some of the porch lights were on, and then there was a street light on the right side, making the bigger, brighter light you see.

3. Speed of Light – 14 June 2010, 10:17 PM, Rexburg, ID.  f/4, 50/10, handheld, Sony DSC-HX1, gamma correction on the exposure,  brightness and contrast adjustments.  This one is my favorite.  They didn’t give me a tripod when I went to pick up my camera, so I went to the roundabout at night and just put the camera on the ledge.  I put on a 2 second delay and pushed the button just when a car was coming around.  The reason for the big flash of light on the left side of the picture is because that is where the car was turning.  I like the picture because it looks futuristic – like some sort of jet pack taking off into the night.  Can we say Back to the Future?


A Week of Photos Template June 8, 2010

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Well, the photo information is all below in the previous post.  I still can’t decide what look or feel I want to go for for my Photo Book, so I used one of Sister Esplin’s Templates, but I changed the font, color and placement of the date.  I had kind of a hard time knowing how or where or how to place the pictures, and I realized that this is not the type of template for me – there is very little room to move things or have different pictures.  I edited it all together in Photoshop!


7 Days of Photos

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1. Tuesday – Temple Cleaning – 1 June 2010, 9:59 PM. f/2.8, 1/8, , flash, no edits.

2. Wednesday – Sound Board – 2 June 2010, 12:09 AM. F.2.8, 1/8, no edits.

3. Thursday – Flower Tree – 3 June 2010, 4:26 PM.  f/2.8, 1/400, no edits

4. Friday – Bubbling Brook – 4 June 2010, 1:12 PM. f/3.6, 1/500, no edits

5. Saturday – Summer Evening – 5 June 2010, 10:15 PM. f/4.1, 1/80, no edits

6. Sunday – Cupo – 6 June 2010, 11:39 PM.  f/2.8, 1/8, black, white, red, green and blue adjustments

7. Monday – Rainy Day – 5 June 2010, 1:16 PM, f/3.2, 1/250, no edits

All photos were taken handheld on a Kodak Easy Share M763.  I really liked this assignment.  I think that of all of the assignments, this was the most challenging.  It was really hard finding something to take a picture of every day, and making it look good!  It was a really good practice.


Portraits May 31, 2010

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1. Carousel- 24 May 2010, 1:03 PM.  Southfield, MI. f/4, 10/644, Nikon CoolPix P80, handheld, Edited in Photoshop by adjusting the brightness, saturation, and vibrance.

2. Distance Guitar – 27 May 2010, 4:52 PM, Rexburg, ID. f/4, 10/3200, Sony DSC-HX1, handheld, Edited in Photoshop.  (I took out some acne and dark circles using the Clone Stamp.)

3. Jamie – 31 May 2010, 4:41 PM.  Rexburg, ID. f/2.8, 1/200, Kodak EasyShare M763, handheld, edited in Photoshop

4. Jen Jelte – 31 May 2010, 8:39 PM.  Rexburg, ID. f/2.8, 1/60, Kodak EasyShareM763, handheld, edited in Photoshop

Jamie and Jen were both edited in Photoshop using the technique given on Cory Barker’s Tutorial provided by Sister Esplin.  What a fun trick!!  I did it a few times to get the hang of it;  this is such a cool effect and I hope to use it again in the future.  I really like taking portraits – the worst thing about them is that I have to constantly direct my ‘models.’  They all (With the exception of Nolan) kept saying, “I feel so awkward!  what should I do now?”  Well, that’s a photoshoot for you I guess!!!


Enhancements May 30, 2010

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Emily – 27 May 2010, 4:48 PM.  Rexburg, ID.  f/4, 10/1600, handheld, edited in Photoshop.

I took out some dark circles under her eyes and evened out her skin using the Clone stamp at 20%.  I also adjusted the levels and added a vignette.

Nolan – 24 May 2010, 3:35 PM.  Southfield, MI.  f/3.5, 10/685, Nikon COOLPIX P80, handheld, edited in Photoshop.

I matched the color with another picture taken of Nolan with his brother Lucas.  It doesn’t make a HUGH difference in the photo, but I like it better edited.  And now I know how to do it!

Berkley – 23 May 2010, 5:11 PM.  Westland, MI.   f/4, 10/5000, Nikon COOLPIX P80, handheld, edited in Photoshop.

HELP!!  I added an adjustment layer and lightened the image., and slightly adjusted the levels.  I tried lots of different ways of lightening the image without losing quality, including using Camera RAW and Dynamic Photo, but I think that it may be a lost cause – it just looks so grainy.  I had just picked up my Sister-in Law’s camera, (a nice one even, not a point-and-shoot) and I think that the settings were just all off.  Too bad, too, because it is SUCH a cute picture!!!  Any ideas form anyone??

Zoey – 24 May 2010, 3:42 PM. Southfield, MI.  f/3.5, 10/838, Nikon COOLPIX P80, handheld, edited in Photoshop.

I changed the color of her shirt by selecting it, creating a new layer, and adjusting the hue and saturation.  For the rest of the photo I adjusted the layers and increased the contrast.  I think it really brings out the wood grain in the bench and the green of the grass.


High Dynamic Range May 25, 2010

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Windshield01 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/1250, handheld, no edits

Windshield02 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/2500, handheld, no edits

Windshield03 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/5000, handheld, no edits

Vase01 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/100, handheld, no edits

Vase02 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/200, handheld, no edits

Vase03 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/400, handheld, no edits

Lid01 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/3.5, 10/800, handheld, no edits

Lid02 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/1250, handheld, no edits

Lid03 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/2500, handheld, no edits

Portrait01 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/3.2, 10/300, tripod, no edits

Portrait 02 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/1000, tripod, no edits

Portrait 03 – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/4000, tripod, no edits

All of these photos were taken with a Sony DSC-HX1.  I think that Dynamic Photo and HDR has changed my life of photography forever.  I think it is genius!  It brings out so many more vivid colors and great textures!  It’s much closer to what the eye sees than a regular photo.  but you can also manipulate it and turn it into something not at all like what you originally saw.  I love Dynamic Photo!!!!!!!