Though I mostly like to play with digital manipulation, it can be a good idea to experiment with other forms of photography as well as have a focus. I often take random (or not so random) pictures with whichever camera I have available, usually of food (the lastest meal or desert) or of flowers, a cool sky, or a neat scene while I’m taking a trip. Though these are often taken on-the-spot, the will most likely turn into a texture or become an object of a digital manipulation. These are a few pictures I recently took that I only did Lightroom edits to. The idea is to practice looking for the elements of a good photograph- which translates into the elements of a good digitally manipulated photograph. Some of the pictures in this set (more on Flickr) are from the Legends Mall in Kansas City, Kansas.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157624278627267/show/
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.
These are theatre headshots I took for a student of theatre. These were taken in the school’s studio with profoto lights and a beauty dish, as well as a softbox for a floor light, and a gridspot for the hairlight. It was a roughly one and a half hour photo session, after which I let her see proofs via the webpage-maker in Adobe Lightroom. She chose the ones she wanted me to edit, and I retouched those as well as making them black and white and in the 8.5×11, 8×10, and orginal size formats.
This is also the photoshoot that my Canon Rebel XS decided to show me Error 99. Luckily I was able to run downstairs to checkout a Canon 30D from the photo department. Most shots were with the Rebel, but a few of them were with the 30D.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623615175954/show/