Saturday, December 23, 2006
(Hyvää Joulua => Merry Christmas! in finnish)
Merry Christmas to all, it was a very nice course. I will remember all you guys with warm thoughts. Thanks to Steve for being a good teacher, it was a pleasure being there. And thanks for the good tip on buying the camera I was asking you about, we ended up getting the camera you recommended (the Canon SD800 with the wide angle lense). It had a lot of good reviews. Take care everybody!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Thanks for the class, I learned a lot, and I'm having a lot more fun with my digital photos! Thanks everyone, Happy Holidays!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
This is the original photo that is about 12 years old. It has lost much of its brightness and luster. The boats name is Orphie. It is a 96 foot wooden ketch. I was part of the crew on the boat for 3 months. We chartered guests between St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenedine Islands, which is about a 450 mile one way trip. What a life that was. I sure miss the ocean and bright sunshine.
This is the revised photo. First I cropped the picture to remove the car. I used the magic wand to select the sky and applied a blue photo filter by adding an adjustment layer. I erased the cloud in the left portion of the picture as it was distracting. I then selected the water using the laso tool, added an adjustment layer and applied a photo filter. I selected the boat with the magic wand, applied an adjustment layer and adjusted the brightness and contrast of the hull of the boat. Finally I added one more adjustment layer and adjusted the levels, removed the dust and scratches and then sharpened the image.
Monday, December 11, 2006
I cropped the photo and straightened the bookcase. I made two layers out of the background layer. On the first layer I cut out the plant and on the second layer I applied a watercolor filter.
I applied a light filter effect on top of the watercolor effect to achieve a more natural look.
To the light filtered photo I added an new adjustment layer and applied the invert effect. After this I flipped the image horizontally.
Friday, December 08, 2006
In this edited picture I cropped in down, used level adjustments to lighted it, then used red-eye removal and finally sharpened this edited picture
Thursday, December 07, 2006
If you are thinking about purchasing your first, second, third, or fourth digital camera this article is valuable. When your friends for family ask you questions about purchasing a camera send them this article.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Anywayz, here are my 5 pictures:
This is a pic of my two girls: Mia (2) and Allie (3.5 months)
I have made my own webpage who I use for sharing pictures and memories from my life in Alaska.
The URL to this webpage is: http://asuaf.org/~carlrandin/
I have also an other norwegian photo-page were I share some pictures.
Take a look at this page: http://foto.no/cgi-bin/bilder/vis_fotograf.cgi?brukerid=35207
This is the proff.page for all Norwegian Photographer, and you can find some incredible pictures there with comments and everything - but as I said: it is in Norwegian. Talk to me and I can give a demonstration of the page.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
It's from my trip to Anchorage on 23rd-24th November 2006. I took quite a few pictures from that trip and will be sharing them with my family and friends:) This a pre-taste of what they will look like.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Today I leave for Florida then Jamaica, Grand Caymans, and Mexico. I hope to capture more memories of experiences that will impact my life and I believe this class has helped me to better understand how to capture these experiences.
I started with these two files, the other one over exposed to compensate the dark trees and the creek and the other one under exposed to compensate for the bright sky and the mountains. With curves and masks I adjusted the overall balance of the exposures.
Combining the two pictures resulted this one below.
I didn't stop there. To make the scene more picturesque, I continued with the editing, ending up with this, voila! This one would even make a postcard...
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Here is a picture of my boss Bernice and her husband
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
An excellent description on the selecting photographs for display or presentation.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
This is the edited photo. In the iner circel from the flash was all information gone, and it had to be replaced, with new information. I used the cloning stamp to continue the lines in the mountains in to the destroyed part. The clone stamp and healing brush was also used to replace the other parts that was destroyed by the flash. Over the buildings I used layers to darken the buildings. I used different layers because it was different need of editing in different places of the picture. I made the roofs of the building ekstra dark to get more contrast on the picture. I also used layers, to make the colors better I adjusted the contrast. You can still see some of the damages from the flash, but i looks much better.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Here is the photo before...
I used the clone stamp to take out the date and the red streak in the ice peice. I also used "text dance" by using the magnetic lasso tool and making a selection aroudn the ice peice. Then I made a work path under the path's menu.
This was my original photo - and for the edited version I used the auto contrast/color feature. Then I used the clone stamp on the dots out in the water (I found them distracting). I then selected all the water and mountains in the background and blurred them by 3% to get rid of the 'grainy' purple dots in the photo. Lastly I used the dodge/burn tool to highlight the sand on the shore. In the end I came out with this:
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
This is my original photo. This was taken at arctic man this last year. As you can see the people are blurry, the camera was held at an angle so you can tell the picture is tilted.
Here I cleaned up the photo. I first adjusted the curves. Then I played with the color a little bit. I used the measure tool and ran it along the top of the motorhome. I used the rotate canvas arbitrary to straighten the photo. I then cropped the photo, removing the people and the motorhome. I reduced the noise in the photo then sharpened.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
With some adjusting of the levels and some dodging of the darker areas of the image (me, the car and the shadows of these two), I was able to bring out the brightness of that day.
Added dark vignetting around the corners to give it more substance.
I used specific filters to give it the snowboarding-style grungy effect.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
If you want to be an expert on sharpening this is the book! Sigh.......Steve
Here I posturized it to give it a 'surreal' feeling.
This one I played around with highlighting and shadow levels untill I could make the path white.
And this one I wanted to make darker, and the light overhead stand out more, so I went to black and white.