Urban Beauty…With An Assist From Photoshop
July 11, 2012 § 3 Comments
I went out recently with my son to shoot some pictures. You may remember in a recent blog about my son’s work where I mentioned that he likes to shoot scenics. His definition of scenics is “all natural”…no people or man made structures will be found anywhere in his images. I started out this way, but I soon learned that people can add dimension and maybe a bit more interest in the scene. Don’t get me wrong, I make sure I get a “people free” version of every scenic I shoot. I’ve always been interested in buildings and man-made structures such as bridges. In this most recent shoot, there were these transformers and power lines running right through a section of one of the metro parks here. While my son was shooting the trees and plants, I became fascinated with the shapes and detail of these man made objects. I should mention that once I uploaded my images into my computer, I realized these things were pretty damn ugly!! Enter Photoshop. By combining some interesting skies from my image library and doing a few things in Photoshop with the color and exposure, I think I made them a bit more interesting…hope you agree!
Next Time I’ll be back in the studio shooting still life stuff…stay tuned!