Wednesday, October 13, 2010
When shooting film, a green filter slapped on the camera and an unsharp mask in the darkroom could get you all the wonderful gritty badassery you could want from a portrait. Ever wondered how those ultra hard-edged portraits get made digitally? Wonder no more!
Though the tutorial was done on an older version of Photoshop, the steps remain pretty much unchanged through CS5.
Here's an older example of this technique that I did on my of my own mug. Like anything, it gets easier with practice and patience.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tomorrow morning I leave for the Hawaiian island of Oahu. I'll be gone for a week enjoying the sun, surf, forests, and beaches of the North Shore. Tough life, I know. But before I go, I wanted to leave you with a tutorial over on Cambridge in Color on How to Take Photos in Fog, Mist or Haze. It could come in handy as summer gives way to fall over the next month, and the dawn hours begin to fill up with fog.
Now, did I remember to pack everything?
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This weekend Jose and me ran out to Golden Gate park with our friend Emily for a portrait session. I love getting together with Jose, he's just such a wonderful source of inspiration and I get to push myself into doing different things artistically. I'm not really a portrait photographer, so this is a refreshing break once in awhile.