Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
You will shoot four different self-portraits over break. You need to pick four photo types from the following five categories.
1. A self-portrait where color is emphasized. Color may include wardrobe, location, props, or natural objects. Think of your picture as a one or two color concept picture.
2. A picture that emphasizes lighting and shadows. This will be a grayscale self-portrait.
3. A self-portrait that showcases your interests and hobbies. In this picture we learn what you like to do away from school. Think about what interests you and transfer that into a photo.
4. A fantasy self-portrait. Dress up and use costumes. In this self-portrait you can use Photoshop to enhance your picture in any way, shape, or form. Transfer yourself to Hawaii or become a Viking like you have always wanted.5. The Supermodel self-portrait. Dress up like a GQ or Cosmopolitan magazine model. This can be a grayscale or color picture. You will use Photoshop to airbrush and enhance this photo.
You will have class time on Tuesday/Wednesday so please bring your cameras. The rest of the pictures will be taken on your own time. I would like everyone to get at least one sunset or sun rise picture.
I recommend adjusting the shutter speed only or using full manual mode when using my cameras.
When you use your own cameras to get HDR pictures please adjust the different pre-selected settings to change light. For example, you could select snow, beach, cloudy, and sunny to get four different amounts of light into your camera. (These pre-selected settings adjust the aperture and shutter speed for you automatically).
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Step-By-Step HDR Instruction
In the instructions above they suggest you change your shutter speed instead of aperture. I will recommend you do both. I have created HDR picsusing aperture only adjustments and have had good results.
Each of these pictures is actually three pictures combined, each with a different aperture setting.