Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some Photoshop Fun

I was excited to have a Photoshop class this last quarter so that I could play around retouching and get credit for it. I would love to continue working in Photoshop and incorporate it into my graduate work, but we'll have to see where classes take me next semester.
Once again, my dearest was my model. After a day of trying to figure out what to do for the shoot, I finally came up with this shot of her. It was inspired by another photograph. Stunning, isn't she?
I tried several other shots of myself the same day I photographed Shalae. After literally hours of frustration, I finally got this one. Time has been an issue since being in my graduate program. The time I have to produce work is almost a month shorter than I'm used to so it's busy, busy, busy for ten weeks!

This photograph came to me late at night the night before I photographed it. In the spirit of Halloween, I wanted to create something comical and do some photoshop work as well. It was a hit in class!

Bible Photos

This was a fun lighting assignment that I worked on. We were given freedom to choose our subject matter and I thought this would be fun to do.

Preparing for the flood. According to this real photograph of Noah that was shot just before the flood, Noah was taller than an elephant.
TKO. David slew Goliath with one stone. It's amazing what can be done when you're on the Lord's side!
"Let my people go!"

Mechanics Series

I started the quarter photographing small town mechanics and loved how they turned out. However, I wasn't quite ready to pursue that project. I hope to start it back up soon, maybe next quarter.
Bubba, Hunter's Transmission, 2009
Ben, Pooler Tire, 2009

Creating a Scene: Part II

Here is the second image I worked on. I actually finished it soon after I posted the one prior to this one with Shalae, but school got in the way. Since the quarter ended today (Wahoo!), I finally have some time to post a few things I've been working on. This one was just as fun to put together. (I photographed everything except the backpack which I found on REI). Hope you enjoy!
The location.
The SUV.
The finished composite of the vehicle.
The model; (me).
The accessory.
The final product consisting of 37 layers.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Creating a Scene

This is the first of two photos I'm working on. The project was to composite different photographs into one and make it look real or believable. I had already photographed the car in Utah but didn't have time prior to moving to Savannah to place it in a different background. I decided to shoot down by the river off River Street and then photograph Shalae as my model. She did wonderfully! I tried to photograph the background, the car, and the model using the same angle, zoom, and direction of light so that they would mesh better in the end. In the end, I had a lot of fun doing this and hope to do more like it.

I started with this background.

This is one of the 27 other photos I used to create the final image you see below.

The finished composite of the car.

The model.

And finally, the finished piece that consisted of 25 different layers. You've got to love Photoshop!

Friday, September 25, 2009

What Defines Me?

I finally got around to photographing myself as part of this series. I love cars and jeans. I was going to continue working on this series in my graduate critique class, but decided I needed to try something new. I just shot some of my new stuff on film and will develop it tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have it up by next week.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Dear Wife

Here's a photo I took of my lovely wife. Now that I'm back in school, she gets to be my model for projects. I'm blessed to have someone who is willing, photogenic, and beautiful to photograph! School is stressful already and I've only been going for a week and a half! Well, I've got to get back to work.