We Live In Exciting Times…Creatively!
July 15, 2013 § 8 Comments
As “creatives”, these are really exciting times. I’ve always been one to try and do everything I can in camera, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve on something especially now. This is actually “part 2” of my last blog. I’m still sorting through old transparencies to see what I can come up with. I found images that are just o.k., but when composited with other images, become a much more interesting image…such as “Running Girl”. Actually the girl was shot last Spring, but the sidewalk and store fronts were shot in the mid-70’s. I found images that by changing colors and/or adding more punch makes for a more visually exciting image. Having a sentimental “grab shot” of my father holding my son, can be corrected as far as color is concerned…this was shot 19 years ago with very low available light, the wrong film for the light, and very under-exposed. I corrected everything to my taste, added some mood and removed the background. Same thing with the “Man & Bird”. That old brick building was shot from my old studio window on a dull gray day. I added some color, contrast, and using the “spotlight” filter in Photoshop, added a “late day” directional light to simulate a sunset. The “Sailboat” was shot using a color filter and under-exposing…creative for the ’70’s. I just threw in some clouds to get this final version. Last but not least is a glass building that I added contrast to, added a second “flipped” copy and created what you see here. Anyhow, if you have an imagination coupled with these modern tools, there’s no limit on what we can create! Thanks again for checking me out.