January 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

For this assignment. I took 5 photos at the Rexburg Nature Park, here in town, and blended them using photoshop. I then used a feature called content aware to fill in the gaps after the blend, and cleaned it up using the clone stamp tool. I also used some masks to adjust the brightness, color and sats because the sky was blown out a bit. Here are the five originals and the final blend. Photo info: f/14, shutter: 1/30.

I cleaned up the content aware with the clone tool, and used various masks, to brighten, adjust the color, and boost the sats.


Camera Raw Edits

January 31, 2011 § 2 Comments

For this editing post, I used a program within PhotoShop called Camera Raw. It utilized non destructive editing, which means you can edit the image and still revert back to the original with out destroying the original. I took a bunch of pictures of my Friend Krissa Hegsted performing this weekend. While many of the photos turned out great, I chose for this edit a photo that at first glance would be a throw away, but when edited in Camera Raw can be salvaged. I increased the brightness around Krissa and added a warming color around her while darkening the edges to create a spotlight effect. Photo details: f/ 4.5, shutter 1/20, ISO 800

Pre Edit

With Camera Raw Edits

Filter and Mask Edits

January 24, 2011 § 2 Comments

For the first edit I used what is called a filter mask in Photoshop. The photo was taken using a flash in a dark area, so the flower was brighter than the background. I used the mask to lighten the background while maintaining the original brightness of the flower.

The original shot before the edit

With the mask

For the second edit I used a smart filter. I decided to used the black and white charcoal effect only the background and I used a brush to restore the flower to 75% opacity.

Original Image

With the filter edit

Flora and Fauna

January 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

It was a little bit hard to find subjects to shoot for this assignment since the winter weather and snow has pretty much sent every living thing into hibernation. Luckily the Horticulture department on campus keeps a green house and a flower shop year round, so I was able to get some pretty colorful shots. Enjoy!

taken in the horticulture department f/7.1, shutter speed 1/50

taken in the horticulture departmenTaken in the Benson green house. f/5.0, shutter speed 1/25

Taken in the Benson green house. f/5.0, shutter speed 1/25

Color study and edits

January 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

For my color study I chose the color orange. It was a bit difficult to find orange especially since everything is covered in snow!

Taken 1/15/11 on BYU-I Campus, f/18, shutter speed 1/10, I also used a tripod

My friend Garret at Sammy's Cafe on 1/14/11, f/3.5, shutter speed 1/40, I cropped the image in photoshop

Taken 1/17/11 at 8 am near the Rexburg Nature Park, f/36, shutter speed 1/15

Taken 1/13/11 on Campus, f/5, shutter speed 1/400

For the Editing portion of this post, I blended two images together, an image of a sunset that I took last week, and a picture of a reflection pool in front of the Salt Lake Temple that I took earlier this month. I blended the sunset into the reflection pool. Here are the two original and the final blend.

For this second edit I did a type overlay, which is something I’ve never done before. Although this one didn’t come out as well as I’d hoped I am interested in continuing to experiment because I think there are lots of cool things you can do with this type of editing.

More Photos!

January 10, 2011 § 1 Comment

Here are a few shots that I took on Friday at Sammy’s Cafe in Rexburg.  The bands Truman and Allred performed along with Ryan Innes and a surprise performance by Preston Pugmire.

Members of the Band Truman at Sammy's Cafe

A close up of Truman's guitarist. I think he was playing a PRS.

Getting the crowd involved.

Preston Pugmire made a surprise appearance and played a few songs off his upcoming album.

Members of the band Allred.

I really like the lighting on this shot, it gives it a more retro feel.

I like how the soft orange light contrasts with the keyboard player/s greenish blue shirt.

I was using a telephoto lens when this crowd surfer went right by me. I had my camera settings adjusted to the stage lighting, so when I took this shot, the combination of the low light and slower shutter speed created the neon swirlies in the photo.

Rock 'n' Roll!

Playing some originals

Playing with his teeth a la Jimi Hendrix!

He used the pick ups on his guitar to record and loop his voice while he played.

Ryan Innes performed some solo acoustic songs

Figuring it all out!

January 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Ok so I am still trying to get used to wordpress and how it displays and orders images, which is why my last post was just a big log jam of pictures!

For this week I have a few different images I am going to post. The first is a picture I took of the Rexburg Temple on Saturday. I am also going to post an edit I did in Photoshop, where I cut out part of the image and feathered the edges.

For this image, I used a telephoto lens on a  Canon Rebel EOS XS. The shutter speed was 1/25 second with an F-stop value of f/5.0

This next photo was taken at a concert I attended on Friday Jan. 7. I was able to stand above the crowd on this wooden box thing off to the side of the stage and used my telephoto lens to get some close ups of the band. In these photos I demonstrate a full cut out in photoshop.

For these shots I used a telephoto lens with a shutter speed of 1/64 second and an F-stop of f/5.0