For our third assignment in Creative Photography, I decided to keep with digital editing, only this time go with heavy manipulation. Anthropomorphic animals have always seemed neat to me, so I decided to try crossing pictures of people with pictures of animals (Most of the animal pictures were pictures I took at various zoos last year, with the exception of the seagull wings and squirrel). I also played a lot with the Highpass and Shadow/Highlights filter, along with texture and blending mode filters.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623451511227/show/
In the Creative Photography class we had a class period to shoot panoramas – at which point I decided to use panoramas for my next assignment- with a twist: They would be digitally manipulated. I combined multiple photos in some cases, did a bunch of retouching with others, and played with filters and highpass and digital painting in yet others. It was a fun assignment, and these are the results:
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623329694599/show/
In order to help our creativity, Professor Schmidt put us in groups and handed us an empty frame. We then went outside (and inside) to shoot. Lucky for us, the weather was nice for a couple hours that morning, and we caught the last bit of it. These were a few of the pictures I took , then edited using Lightroom.
View a Flickr Slideshow of more pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41674422@N08/sets/72157623137513497/show/
Last night, after hearing about the lensbaby lens for the first time, I decided to check it out from UCM’s handy photo checkout lab. I attempted to play with it last night, though I discovered that it was hard to get to work well in low light without a flash. (Later I discovered there is a way to change aperture, but not until right before I had to turn it back in to checkout). Then this morning, the weather felt like Spring. I took about a half hour before class to shoot pictures around campus, then during Creative Photography we ended up doing a little more shooting.
Anyhow, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. Some have photoshop editing, but most only have the Bridge basic techniques. (Including one where I’ve come to be fond of raising saturation instead of lowering it.)
You can see more of today’s shoot on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41674422@N08/sets/72157623127017697/show/