May 29, 2013 · 1:00 am
This is another cover for Melange Books.
Putting this cover together was a doozy. While many of my previous covers have been 2-4 stock images, plus textures, this is an example of using digital manipulation to create an entirely different character. Take a look at the different stock images used, then look at the final product. The palm tree was shorter, the pirate consists of several different stock images, a bit of photoshop to make him look angrier, plus doing the color changes and removing the trinkets in the hair. Plus changing lighting. So if you like seeing how you can piece-part an image together, this is the one to look at.
Overall, though difficult to make sure everything was placed as desired, this was a nice review to photomanipulation for creating a new image. 🙂
Filed under Book Covers, Photo Illustration
Tagged as adventure, book cover creation, book cover design, digital manipulation, ebook covers, Paul Ferrante, photo manipulation, photographic illustration, photomanipulation, pirates, publishing, SBibb, SBibb's Photographic Illustration, Spirits of the Pirate House, Stephanie Bibb, Stephanie Flint, T.J Jackson Mystery, ya, young adult
February 21, 2012 · 1:25 pm
A SciFi based photoshoot. My main goal was to get pictures that resembled the main character in my young adult novel I’m writing, Distant Horizon. Stacia modeled for me, and luckily we were able to get the vine armband to work. There’s also a sneak peak at one of the Honors College project book covers I’m working on on Flickr. 🙂
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157629059771900/show/
Filed under Portrait
Tagged as creative photography, digital manipulation, Distant Horizon, photography, photomanip, photomanipulation, photoshop, SBibb, sci-fi, science fiction, Stephanie Bibb, Stephanie Flint
December 20, 2010 · 2:00 pm
One of the last assignments in my Origins of Photography class was to emulate a photographer. We were told to choose three photos that we were interested in trying to emulate, and the teacher signed off on one or two of the photos. Once we knew which photo we were doing, it was our job to make a photograph as similar as possible to the original one.
One of the requirements was that we had to show a before and after- or if using a lot of Photoshop, we needed to show the unmanipulated photo. I chose a photo by Colin Anderson (http://colinanderson1.wordpress.com/), because I like his style and the science-fiction/adventure illustrations he has created appeals to the type of work I would like to be able to do.
All of The Photos Used:
The point of the assignment was to be able to carefully scrutinize a photograph to study lighting, poses, placement, color, and any number of things. In general, it was not expected that we would be able to perfectly replicate the photograph. And in any case, it is not meant to be an infringement on copyright, only a learning tool. The things that I learned in this process were how to previsualise, along with gaining a better understanding of digital painting in combination with photography.
First of all, I looked at each part of the image and decided how I would get the picture, or where. All of the images needed to be our own work. For the car, there is a hill overlooking a parking lot, which I wandered by several times until I found a car that looked close enough for my purposes. I took a few different shots of it from different angles to achieve the needed angle. For the model, I started her off in the basic pose, then slowly worked up to the actual photo in the picture. This turned out to be a really good exercise in direction, a skill I’m weak at. It also turned out to be a learning point in Photoshop CS5, when I discovered that the puppet tool allows you to move the subject matter in a realistic fashion to obtain the final pose you need. I never did get the back leg quite right, however. One of my favorite things to play with was the fire- which was done using digital painting techniques and a Wacom tablet. Her armor is also made using digital painting, and the overall image underwent a number of layers with blending modes to try to achieve the finished image.
There are still a number of issues that I can see with the final image I created that keeps it from being at the level of Colin Anderson’s work. A lot of that comes from a need to practice more with Photoshop, and to learn more techniques that will finalize the image. Overall, though, I really enjoyed this assignment, as it forced me to test the boundaries of what I can do in an image while learning new Photoshop skills.
Photos posted with Colin Anderson’s permission.
Filed under Origins of Photography 2010
Tagged as colin anderson, digital imaging, digital manipulation, emulate a photographer, illustration, photo, photo illustration, photographer, photography, photomanipulation, photoshop, SBibb, Stephanie Bibb, UCM, University Central Missouri
October 31, 2010 · 3:15 am
Earlier I looked up sites with good senior photos for ideas for the photoshoot I would soon be doing. I now have the product of that photoshoot. It was two days of shooting, multiple outfits and multiple locations. I did various photoediting, and let Eleni and her mom decide which photos they wanted me to edit. It was a sort of special deal since Eleni is my fiance’s sister. I used both H&H Colorlab and Blackriver Imaging to print the photos, along with printing a few photos myself in the school’s lab. As a side note, new customers on Blackriver Imaging do get some nice introductory offers, so it is well worth checking out if you are considering printing soon. I’m not sure if H&H has any introductory offers, as I was going through the school to order the photos.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157625275296592/show/
Filed under Client Work
Tagged as best senior pictures, black river imaging, digital imaging, digital manipulation, family photos, family portrait, family portraits, girl, H&H, H&H colorlab, portrait, portraits, SBibb, senior, senior photo, senior photography, senior pictures, seniors, Stephanie Bibb, stephanie bibb photography, teen, teenager, teens, young woman
July 18, 2010 · 5:23 pm
Last semester I took Advanced Digital Imaging along with Creative Photography. Somehow I neglected to ever actually post any of the images I created on Flickr or WordPress, so, since I’m due to make another blog post this week, here are images that I edited or created during Advanced Digital Imaging with Wilson Hurst. (You can see more pictures on my Flickr account).
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157624408578277/show/
Filed under Advanced Digital Imaging 2010
Tagged as adobe photoshop cs4, advanced digital imaging, colors, Creative, creative photography, digital manipulation, digital montage, image, images, photmanip, photo, photo editing, photography, photomanipulation, photos, photoshop, photoshoped, SBibb, Stephanie Bibb, texture, textures, texturing, UCM, University of Central Missouri
July 11, 2010 · 3:05 am
These are more photo manipulations I did to practice creative photography and texturing with Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Filed under Personal Work
Tagged as adobe photoshop cs4, animal people, animal person, blending modes, campus, class-work, classwork, Creative, creative photography, creativity, digital darkroom, digital manipulation, digital montage, fireworks, humanistic animals, image, images, manip, manips, photo, photo montage, photograph, photography, photomanip, photomanipulation, photos, photoshop, photoshop cs4, picture, pictures, SBibb, Stephanie Bibb, strange worlds, surreal, surrealism, texture, textures, texturing, UCM, UCM campus, University of Central Missouri, University of Central Missouri Campus, worlds
June 28, 2010 · 6:45 am
This is a set of photography I decided to do based on playing with texturing and combining multiples photos rather than being based on the Another Day series. I used Photoshop CS4 and Bridge for these. My fiance posed as the model in some of them.
Filed under Personal Work
Tagged as adobe photoshop, blending modes, Creative, creative photography, creativity, digital darkroom, digital manipulation, digital montageimage, images, manip, manips, photo, photo montage, photograph, photography, photomanip, photomanipulation, photos, photoshop, photoshop cs4, picture, pictures, SBibb, Stephanie Bibb, surreal, surrealism, texture, textures, texturing
June 18, 2010 · 6:54 am
A continuation of my creative photography classwork, this is the first set done directly for the “Another Day” series project that I am currently working on.
Filed under Another Day Project, Personal Work
Tagged as adobe photoshop, adobe photoshop cs4, animal people, animal person, another day, bridge, campus, class-work, classwork, Creative, creative photography, cs4, digital darkroom, digital manipulation, humanistic animals, Lightroom, Lightroom 2.0, manip, manips, photograph, photography, photomanip, photomanipulation, photoshop, photoshop cs4, picture, SBibb, Stephanie Bibb, strange worlds, texture, textures, UCM, UCM campus, University of Central Missouri, University of Central Missouri Campus, worlds
April 25, 2010 · 6:50 am
More humanistic animal photo montages for my Creative Photography Class. They are part of my "Another Day" series I have been working on.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623805074383/show/
Filed under Creative 2010
Tagged as animal people, animal person, campus, class-work, classwork, Creative, creative photography, digital darkroom, digital manipulation, humanistic animals, manip, manips, photograph, photography, photomanip, photomanipulation, picture, SBibb, Stephanie Bibb, strange worlds, texture, textures, UCM, UCM campus, University of Central Missouri, University of Central Missouri Campus, worlds
April 15, 2010 · 2:48 pm
For my creative photography assignment 5, I took photos from my Texas Trip and used Photoshop to duplicate and flip half of the picture to create the reflection. I made a picture out of each side, thus creating a paired picture.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623866438050/show/
Filed under Creative 2010
Tagged as adobe photoshop, adobe photoshop cs4, campus, class-work, classwork, Creative, creative photography, digital darkroom, digital manipulation, digital mirrorscape, digital mirrorscapes, manip, manips, mirror, mirror world, mirror worlds, mirrored, mirrors, mirrorscape, mirrorscapes, mock HDR, photograph, photography, photomanip, photomanipulation, photoshop, photoshop cs4, picture, planet, planets, reflection, reflections, SBibb, simulated High Dynamic Range, Stephanie Bibb, strange worlds, texture, textures, UCM, UCM campus, University of Central Missouri, University of Central Missouri Campus, worlds