Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Streaming Rays of Light

Light is the most important factor in photography. More so than subject matter. Light is the medium for photographers just as paint is the medium for the painter.

Where is beautiful light seen at it's best? When it is streaming visibly through water molecules into a wood canopied by tree leaves. Get up early in the morning when the sun is high enough to get through the canopy and the air is still filled with water molecules. Check out the images to the left taken early in the cool morning during the hot and humid days of summer.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Insert backgrounds with PhotoShop

Why go to the beach for a portrait when there is Photoshop. The background on this photo was carefully inserted using layers and fine blending and retouching. Be careful blending hair wisps or you could end up with matted hair. Use varying opacity with clone and paintbrush to salvage as much wispiness as possible.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Reflex: A Self-Portrait

Here's another resurrected exposure from the past, brought to life with the Magic of PhotoShop.