Thursday, October 29, 2009

High Dynamic Range

This is the HDR assignment for my Digital Imaging class. For this image I shot 9 images of the same scene. I bracketed the exposures & then combined the images using the Photomatix software. I also used Photoshop for some final retouches.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Playing In Dirt

This is a park in Wilmington, NC where people of all ages come out to practice for races or to just ride through the obstacle course.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Self Portrait

A creative self portrait for my Digital Imaging class
For this picture I took 5 individual shots of myself holding a different camera each time. In Photoshop I opened a new document & then cut out each image of myself & place them onto a new document. For the reflection I created a duplicate of the then I flipped the image upside down & then turned it horizontal, then I moved the second image to the first one.

The Setup:
2 Halo Lights
White Backdrop Paper
Dummy Man on a stool (for focusing)
Nikon D70 on a tripod & self timer
f/2.8 @ 130sec
ISO 200 on manual setting

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Asheboro Fire Department

The Asheboro Fire Department burned a house Thursday evening on Sunset St. for training purposes. This was an amazing experience for me to be out there & to see some of the stuff firefighters go through for their job. I knew in advance about the fire & I spoke with Eddie Cockman of the AFD who allowed me to photograph the training.

U.S. National Whitewater Center

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is located in Charlotte, N.C.

The Quick Hit Photo Story was shot for my BioCom-Photojourn class. The assignment was to go to somewhere write a story & have 7 photos to go along with it. We only had 24hrs to do it & could not go back for any additional information or pictures once you were gone. This story was my favorite!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lumen Printing

How to create your own Lumen Print:

Arrange some plant life onto black & white photo paper (old paper works well for this) & top with glass to slightly flatten the greenery. Leave it in the sun for as long as you wish. The heat the will cause the photographic paper to get moist in the area of contact with the plant. This process produces color shifts & as the exposure progresses the paper will darken.

After your print is created make a digital copy using a flatbed scanner or a digital camera. Open that image in Adobe Photoshop & enhance as much or as little as you like.

Before: Original

After: Adobe Photoshop Enhanced

The Creating Process