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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!!!!!!!

 

Micro Abstract

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1. Spoon thing – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/3.2, 10/40, handheld, edited in Dynamic Photo

2. Couch – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/2.8, 10/300, handheld, no edits



1. Flowers – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/3.2, 10/1250, handheld, edited in Dynamic Photo

2. Wood – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/2.8, 10/300, handheld, no edits

I love taking really close up shots of things.  Before I put in the texture, the top picture of the spring thing was my favorite picture that I took!

 

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1. Branch Hotel – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/5, 10/20000, handheld, edited in Dynamic Photo

2. Hotel Branch – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT.  f/3.5, 10/16000, handheld, edited in Dynamic Photo

3. Branch Mill – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/7.1, 10/3200, handheld, edited in Dynamic Photo

4. Milled Branch – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/2.8, 10/16000, handheld, edited in Dynamic Photo

All of these photos were taken with a Sony DSC-HX1.  I love how different a photo can look, based only on what you focus on.  I really like how these ones turned out.  I edited  all of the single photos in Dynamic Photo and I think it brought a lot to each one.

 

Action Blur and Freeze

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1. GhostHands – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/8, 50/10, tripod, no edits

2. Andrea – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/3.5, 70/10, tripod, edited in Dynamic Photo

3. Skip – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/4, 10/6400, handheld, no edits

4. Jump – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/2.8, 10/5000, handheld, no edits

The Ghost shots and movement shots were fun to do.  My favorite is the ghost picture of Andrea.  I love how it only looks like she has half a body!  I showed all of my ‘ghost’ pictures to my niece and nephew, and then they thought that all of my pictures had ghosts in them and were pointing them out to me.

 

Portraits

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1. Riley – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT.  f/3.5, 10/250, handheld, edited in Dynamic Photo.

2. RedShirt – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/3.5, 10/80, handheld, no edits

3. Levi – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/2.8, 10/500, handheld, no edits

4. Josh – 21 May 2010, Bannock, MT. f/2.8, 10/12500, handheld, no edits

All of these photos were taken with a Sony DSC-HX1.  I think that Portraits are the hardest pictures to take because a wooden door looks the same all the time.  People, however, are continually changing and moving and look different every time you push that shutter button.  Also, they are more critical of how they look after the picture has been taken.  I really like some of my portraits, and want to thank all of my models!!