Thursday, 13 June 2013

Final Project: A Case of the Clarks


This is my final project "A Case of the Clarks". This were the pictures used.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Tutorial #3: Purple Rain


For this tutorial I put Braeden in a dramatic rainy scene. Here are the photos I used:  

f / 9.0

1/160

ISO 6400





First thing I do in this tutorial is selectively burn and dodge Braeden so his features pop out of the photo. Then I added in the cloudy sky background and masked out some of Braeden so it looked like the clouds were enveloping him. I then added a splash of water with a screened out black background. I then warped the splash so it fit on Braedens shoulder naturally. I then screened in some rain drops and duplicated that layer 3 times. On the second layer I screened I added a motion blur to give the drops a sense of motion. On the third layer I gave the drops a radial blur and put the center of it on Braedens shoulder. I then added some more selective curves adjustments, a gradient overlay and a lens flare.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Tutorial #2: The Walls of Perception.


In this tutorial I created a surreal portrait of Coulter. This are the images I used: 











f / 5.0
1/60
ISO 800


For this tutorial I first made a selection on the left half of Coulter's face and brought it onto a file of a nebula, with an ocean fading off into the "horizon". I then used the brush and pen tool to create a cross section of Coulter's head. The cross section had a rim around it that matched the colour of Coulter's head, while the main colour on the inside was red. I burnt around the rim of the head so it looked like a shadow had been cast on the inside of the head. I then added a two images, (a screw head and a hinge) and warped them so they fit the sides of coulters head. From that point on, all I did was composite different images in to the project. Once that was done I added a gradient fill to the project, and changed the blend mode. Then I burned/dodged everything in the image to make it fit together and add a little depth. 

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Tutorial #1: Tear down the Walls

Here's the finished product from my tutorial:


In this tutorial I created a virtual piece of paper from a photo, that had the subject cut out. Here are the two photo I used:

f/ 3.5                               This is the photo of Coulter that I used as the picture.
1/125s
ISO 800

f/ 4.2                              And this is the photo of the desk that I put the picture on.
1/60s
ISO 800


For this tutorial, I brought the image of Coulter into the same file as the desk and scaled the Coulter image to a reasonable size. Then, using the free transform tool I warped the image of Coulter so that it matched the perspective of the table and looked like a natural piece of paper, with the corner folded off the edge. Then I added the same image in again and repeated the steps, but this time I had the image standing up as opposed to laying down. After that I created a path around Coulter on the standing up image and got rid of space around him. Then I took the same path and transformed it so that is it fit on the laying image so it looked like the part of the photo that remained when it was cut out. When this was done, I stoked the paths with modified spatter brush to give a frayed edge look. Then after some shadow and lighting tweaks to the image, I was done.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

5 Lens Photos


                                                    Long lens example (compressed background)
                                                    Title: Mr. Walls
This is a good example of compressed background as Coulter was around 50ft away from that tree and a football field away from that house in the distance.
f / 25.0   
1/80s  
ISO 400




Fisheye Example
Title: A-town
This is a good example fisheye because you can see the warping in the ceiling and the bottom of the stairs.
f / 5.3
1/60s
ISO 2000


Wide Angle Example 
Title: The Walk Home
Everything is in focus in this wide angle example.
f / 5.3
1/60s
ISO 2000

Long Lens Example (stretched background)
Title: "What are you lookin at?"
This is a good example of stretching out the background because Braeden was actually not very far from the back wall despite how distant it looks.
f / 4.0   
1/80s
ISO 3200


Marco Lens Example
Title: The Gauge
This photo is a good example of a macro shot because it shows a pressure gauge in a different light and shows a very low depth of field.
f / 4.0
1/60s
ISO 1600




Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Different Camera Lenses

Prime Lenses: Prime lenses have one fixed focal length that cannot be changed. They are lighter and cost less then zoom lenses, and they offer better light gathering ability. Any type of lens (macro, fisheye, tilt shift, etc) can be a Prime Lens.


Zoom Lenses: Zoom Lenses allow the photographer to vary the focal length. They make it very easy to change compositions and vary perspectives.  Any type of lens (macro, fisheye, tilt shift, etc) can be a Zoom Lens.

Macro Lens: Macro Lenses are used for extreme close-up photography. Marco Lenses have a very limited depth of field when shooting objects at close proximity, so getting small things in focus can be a challenge.
Macro photography looks like this:


Tilt Shift: Tilt shift lenses are used to control perspective, in architectural photography they are used to take photo of buildings that are not warped by perspective.

The first photo in this set was taken with a tilt shift lens:


Fisheye Lens: A fisheye lens is an "ultra wide angle" lens that produces an extreme visual distortion. There are two types of fisheye, circular fisheye (which produces a circular photo) and full frame fisheye which is rectangular like regular photos. This kind of fisheye requires a larger lens. 

Fisheye photos look like this.


Telephoto Lens: A telephoto lens has a physical length shorter then the lenses focal length. They are very useful for enlarging distant objects. 

Portrait Lens: A portrait lens is a lens that is specifically created to take portraits. The lenses are used to shoot portraits and are in the 85mm-135mm range.



Tuesday, 5 March 2013

6 Portait Shots



Rembrandt:
f / 5.6
1/200
ISO: 200 
This photo is an example of Rembrandt lighting because of triangle of light under the left eye and the fully lit right side of the face.

Butterfly
f / 5.6
1/200
ISO: 200 

This photo is an example of Butterfly lighting because the face is fully lit, with a slight shadow on the side of the face in a butterfly-like shape.

Split

f / 5.6
1/200
ISO: 200 

This photo is an example of split lighting because one side of the face is fully lit and the other side is not lit at all.

Broad 
f / 5.6
1/200
ISO: 200 
This photo is an example of Broad lighting because one side of the face is prominently facing the camera and only that side is lit.

Short
f / 5.6
1/200
ISO: 200 
This photo is an example of Short because the side that is prominently facing the camera is not lit, but the other side is.


Loop
f / 5.6
1/200
ISO: 200 
This is an example of Loop lighting because there's a slight shadow under the nose, under the cheeks and chin.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

10 Photos

10 Photos
Title: The Stairwell
This photo shows low depth of field and viewpoint, from the top of the handrail.
f / 5.0   

1/30

ISO 500


Title: Late for class                                                                                                                    This photo is an example slow shutter speed and direction of motion, as you can see Coulter running to class.                                                                                               f / 4.8

1/25

ISO 400


Title: Celebration 
This photo is an example of fast shutter speed and rule of thirds, as Braedens body intersects with one of the thirds
f / 25.0   

1/80  

ISO 400




Title: Portrait of The WhiteMandingo
This photo is an example of insanely slow shutter speed and background (a blank white wall)
f / 32

13.0

ISO 200



Title: The Autoshop
This photo is an example symmetry and high depth of field.



f / 4.0   

1/80  

ISO 1600







Title: Paint Bottles
This photo is an example of depth and low depth of field.

f / 4.0

1/160

ISO 6400






Title: The Crew
This photo is an example of leading lines and high depth of field.


f / 5.3

1/60

ISO 2000



Title: "You're DONE kid."
This photo is an example of framing ( the bottles of paint frame him) low depth of field.
f / 6.3

1/30

ISO 800





Title: Homeless Braeden
This photo is an example of balance (as the railing splits the image in half) and a high ISO in a low light area.
f / 6.3

1/25

ISO 3200


Title: Art Drawers
This photo is an example of low depth of field and the cropping, as the drawers are cropped out.
f / 6.3

1/25

ISO 3200




And now, a bonus photo.