Tuesday, October 31, 2006
First, I rotated the picture a few degrees and cropped it. Then I wanted to ephasize the illness of the whole by turning the picture into B&W, except for the rusty barrels and the brown water. I even enhanced the saturation of the barrels to make them stand out more. Mixing B&W with colour is a really easy thing to do and it works powerfully.
How it was done?
I used two layers, the original as the backround layer and a copied layer of the same image. The copied image on the top was turned into B&W just by desaturating it. Then, where the barrels are, I erased the top image with the eraser tool revealing the extra saturated colour image below, thus leaving everything else B&W except for the erased parts.
Monday, October 30, 2006
I always take raw+jpeg pictures with my camera
and this is the jpeg picture before any editing.
The picture is taken on Kenai Peninsula in august this year.
Here have I modified the picture. Fist I rise the temperature a little, then I use a photo filter, and jused warmfilter. The sky is made more blue with coloradjustment after I just selected the sky with magic selecting tool. Nice?
but I don't have any "blogg" here, so people can't put out coments yet - but I work on that.
I also use a Norwegian photopage named www.foto.no to publish pictures.
My pictures can be reach here :
There are a lot of nice pictures on this site from very good photographers, and I want to show you some pictures who is taken in Skandinavia and published at www.foto.no:
I like pictures like that !
I first rotated this picture 90 degrees since it was sideways. I then changed the level of the picture using auto level. I changed the color to where I liked it. When I liked where those settings were I went into hue and saturation and changed the settings to bring out some more color. I then went to shadow and highlight and added just a hair more shadows. When I was happy with how the picture looked I sharpened the picture for my final step by manually adjusting the settings to get the sharpness where I liked it.
This is an interesting article and provides some context to think about the quality of digital cameras.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
I also started using a hard disk to hold my edited pictures from my Photoshop class; so I use this to organize my pictures also, along with iPhoto. My pictures are in categories by dates. I also name events as categories. My categories consist of new years, junior spring carnival, Mia's 2nd birthday, Co's Wedding, Alisha's Wedding, summer in Huslia, Easter, family pictures, and finally a canoe trip. These are all different times of the last two years, since I got this camera. I have hundreds on family pictures so I'm trying to figure out a way to organize these pictures more. I like to leave the date on the pictures that I take so that they are easier to organize.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Today I am about 90 percent done with deleting duplicates of files and putting them in basic order. I have started on a few albums, the main one I am working on is one of Europe. This is a very time consuming process and my pointer finger is becoming rubbed raw from using the touch pad. I think it's time to invest in a mouse.
I have chosen ACDSee as a program to organize my pictures. This program does not take so much CPU that Adobe programs do, and that is why I like it. ACDSee Photo Manager is a useful program to organize photos, and have a lot of the same benefits that Picasa also have. I have started to organize my pictures from this fall in Alaska. Below the text you can see my albums or tags where I have started to organize my Pictures. You can also see a picture from my organization in ACDSee. Of course it is in Norwegian. This is only a start and I am sure I have to add and delete some tags before I get an optimal organization of my pictures.
Well, as Daniel have wrote, there is a lot of programs hwo help you with this organizing. Some of them are expensive and some have "right price" in other word are free. My choice of program depends on how my computer work with the different programs and what I am use to. I have figure out that all Adobe-programs take a lot of my CPU, and I do not like that. I have never used Picasa, but I have used a program named ACDSee to organize my picture and have used that program a long time. The best part with this program is that it open pictures very fast, even in "full screen", and it is very easy to look through a lot of pictures in full screen. And the price is just 30 $ for it.
I have a folder strukture with my pictures inn with name on every folder were the pictures is from. On that way I can find back to the picture without using a program. In ACDSee i put keyword on the pictures, for exsample, Alaska, Coldfoot, Creek. And I can just seach on one or more of there keyword to find this picture. I also put the picture in different categories, like: Alaska. I make html album of some of the pictures and as I look through my picture I put a ranking on my picture. Then I just choose the folder and seach on that ranking to find those picture I want to put in a html abum.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Here is some of my pictures that I made wrong. I have taken a lot of wrong pictures whitout know what gone wrong - and I think the best way to learn you'r camere is to make wrong pictures, and make the picture wrong in the way you want it. Taken with Nikon D70 with a Nikon lens 24-120 mm.
Wrong Color Balance
Depth of Field - look at the trailor not the turnouts(I did not use a tripod)
I have over exposed Engine 64 - ISO 1600 with a shutter speed of 1 second
Engine 64 is now under exposed - too dark - ISO 800 with a shutter speed of 1/125
While this picture of Engine 64 is a bit blue I had to really over compensate for the green that comes from the floresent lights