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Goofing off in photoshop - what do you think?

 
 
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2005 09:03 pm
There is certainly an elegance to black and white.

I held out on digital photography for a long time. Then I discovered how much less expensive black and white was compared to traditional film and I could no longer resisit.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 11:41 am
Here's what I've been playing with today...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/collage.jpg
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 11:53 am
A word of explaination --

My new photo lab will print in squares. I'm not really used to thinking in squares so I'm practicing by recropping things as squares.

Do you like this kind of cropping?
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 12:55 pm
I love it boomerang! Especially in a photo series like that.

With this I like the color photo in the second row though.
That's just a priceless picture of Mo. What a beautiful
child and these gorgeous blue eyes. He's going to be
a heart breaker one day.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 01:05 pm
Thanks CJane!

That color one on the second row is the one I gave out for Christmas presents this year. I have a big one of that on my wall. It's one of my favorites too.

I'm thinking of going back and adding "2004" on it somewhere and having a big 12x12 made up - sort of a year in review. I think it would be neat to have something like this for each year.
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stuh505
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 01:29 pm
I have seen this pictures before...you must have shown them somewhere else!

that kid looks much like my younger step-brother
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 01:32 pm
You have a good memory, stuh! I used to have some of these posted in the gallery.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 03:22 pm
boomerang wrote:
I'm thinking of going back and adding "2004" on it somewhere and having a big 12x12 made up - sort of a year in review. I think it would be neat to have something like this for each year.


You know, that's an excellent idea boomerang. I might do that myself
and I have millions of pictures of little Jane to choose from Wink
That's a nice gift for grandparents too.
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 04:00 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
I like the fact that it is a black and white photo
with added paint. It gives the picture a nice touch to it.
Then again, I like black-white photos or opaque....

A friend of mine is also a photographer and she made
an abundance of black and white photos of my daughter
a few years back.

Here is my favorite http://www.borge.diesal.de/angel.jpg


think you should put your pictures in a subdirectory - might work better?
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 04:01 pm
maybe the site is down?
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 04:18 pm
no husker, I can see it - you don't ?
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Vivien
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 05:08 pm
interesting stuff boomerang and the series of square portraits is great as well.

I love squares as a format for paintings - the dynamics for composition are very different - I'm working on a whole load of square canvasses at the moment.

I always crop photos if they need it and so even my photos aren't standard proportions. That's the great thing with photoshop, the ability to play like this.


These will be a good addition to your folio.
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 05:14 pm
nope
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 05:16 pm
are there other pictures to see at your site?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 05:33 pm
Hi husker.

Thanks Vivien!

I'm learning that the composition for squares is very different. I'm having a hard time adjusting. I have other photos that I like better than some of the ones I chose for the squares but they just wouldn't work. It is much harder than I thought.

I'm thinking now this difficulty may be why the ones I played with yesterday ended up being so abstract. I'd start trying to pick out the detail and the face has so much detail...

I'll have to make a study of square composition before I begin to shoot with that as a goal.

Cool CJane! I'd love to see it when you get it done and/or if there is any way I can help just let me know.

Maybe I'll make one of my little niece. I might be able to earn a few plane tickets out of that so they can have a 2005 one too!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 05:42 pm
I'll show you boomerang when the display is finished.
You inspired me now Wink

husker,
there are more pictures, but not every pic is for public
display. I'll show you the one I had put up earlier.
Tell me if you can see it, so I can put it down again, it's
boomerangs thread after all Smile

http://www.directupload.net/images/050226/R97mTN44.jpg
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 05:48 pm
Post away, CJane. It doesn't bother me to have it up here at all.

Right now I'm just getting the red x + image thing though...
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 06:27 pm
I have a photshop "light" version that came with a camera. I saw that they are selling Pshop 5 for 50 bucks with no manuals (I assume its not pirated) Is the learning curve too steep for a hobbyist to pick up and play?
Id like to do some of my watercolors collaged with 'postage stamps' out of my family members in the field.
Im sorta familiar with working in layers but Ive never gotten the time to spend on something like photoshop or paint shop.

I dislike the Photoshop technique called "watercoloring" where aphoto is pixellated with , like dollops of color , not unlike a wet on dry watercolor. But they look so much like paint by numbers.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 06:30 pm
I see it, CJane, it's beautiful.

I think squares are wonderful for kids, especially closeups of kids' faces. Kids' faces are much more round than adults', makes the composition easier. (I cropped several of sozlet's baby pics to squares.)
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2005 06:31 pm
can see the one posted here wierdness is today for sure
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