Doors of Opportunity: Final Poster

PROJECT 2: POSTER 24″x36″ [Click images below to enlarge] 1. The Old Door to the Future [edited]: Using the HDR program called “Dynamic Photo,” I took a single JPEG image and converted it to HDR using the “Full HDR Process.” For this HDR creation, I used the “Ultra-Contrast” Tone Map to get an image with … Continue reading

Bannack’s Best: HDR Edits

WEEK 8: IMAGE EDITING [Click images below to enlarge] 1. Truck Frozen in Time [edited]: Using the HDR program called “Dynamic Photo,” I combined three images with different exposures (+2, +0, & -2) that were shot in rapid succession of the exact same subject matter. For this HDR creation, I used the “Ultra-Contrast” Tone Map … Continue reading

Ghost Town Goodies: Bannack

WEEK 8: PHOTOGRAPHY [Click images below to enlarge] 1. Ben’s Uncertainty: 21 Feb 2011 – 11 am; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/3.5; 1/80; Canon XS Rebel. 2. Annie’s Ride: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/3.5; 1/4,000; Canon XS Rebel; Photoshop curves adjustment layer. 3. Ben’s Doorway Ghost: 21 Feb 2011 – 11 … Continue reading

Page Design: Fine Art Templates

WEEK 7: IMAGE EDITING [Click images below to enlarge] 1. Herbert Nagamatsu Photodesign Fine Art Template [edited]: In Photoshop, I followed the instructions from #36 to create my fine art template. Note: I had previously made my signature in Adobe Illustrator and simply copy/pasted it into Photoshop as a Smart Object. 2. Doodled River of … Continue reading

5 am: Night & Light

WEEK 7: PHOTOGRAPHY [Click images below to enlarge] 1. [MOVING LIGHT CAPTURE] Tail Light Serenade: 19 Feb 2011 – 9 pm; Rexburg, ID – 2nd South outside the Snow Bldg. (BYU—Idaho); f/4.5; 8 secs; Canon PowerShot A400; mini tripod sitting on the sidewalk; Photoshop Vibrance & Curves adjustment layers. 2. [LIGHT PAINTING] Fingertip Glow 1: 19 Feb … Continue reading

On the Border: Edge Effects

WEEK 6: IMAGE EDITING [Click images below to enlarge] 1. Vintage Sheet Music (unedited): 15 Jan 2011 – 3 pm; Rexburg, ID – Snow Bldg. (BYU–Idaho); f/3.9; 1/20; Olympus Stylus-9000; Super-macro Mode; resting the camera directly on the paper for greater steadiness/clarity. 2. Vintage Sheet Music (edited): Following #13 “Burned Border,” I copied the original image in … Continue reading

Like Never Before: Scanography

WEEK 6: PHOTOGRAPHY [Click images below to enlarge] 1. Marienthal Drum Collage: 14 Feb 2011 – 6 am; Rexburg, ID – Spori Bld (BYU—Idaho); 300 dpi; EPSON V600. All of the Jazz Concert related items were placed directly on the scanner. 2. Drum Flakes: 14 Feb 2011 – 7 am; Rexburg, ID – Spori Bld (BYU—Idaho); 600 dpi; … Continue reading

Make ’em Pop: Enhancements

WEEK 5: IMAGE EDITING [Click images below to enlarge] 1. Rob’s Melody in Portrait [edited]: In Photoshop, I first made a copy of the background layer and added a gaussian blur. Then, I masked out everything except for the focal point (Rob and his trumpet) and unmasked some of the blur to cover blemishes and … Continue reading

Say Cheese: Portraits

WEEK 5: PHOTOGRAPHY [Click images below to enlarge] 1. Organ Duet Portrait: 8 Feb 2011 – 9 pm; Rexburg, ID – Snow Bld (BYU—Idaho); f/3.2; 1/5; Olympus Stylus-9000; camera timer; Photoshop brightness/contrast, color balance, and exposure adjustment layers. 2. Daniel Keys Portrait: 8 Feb 2011 – 9 pm; Rexburg, ID – Snow Bld (BYU—Idaho); f/3.2; 1/8; Olympus … Continue reading

Revolutionizing JPEGs: Camera Raw

WEEK 4: IMAGE EDITING [Click images below to enlarge] 1. Car Roof Snowflakes [edited]: After opening the image in Adobe Bridge, I opened it in Camera Raw (⌘ + R) and made almost every adjustment possible using the Basic, Tone Curve, Detail, HSL, Lens Correction, and Camera Calibration pallets on the right portion of the Camera … Continue reading