Thursday, 30 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
The below image was made by putting my fingertips into some developer and then pressing them onto photography paper, I then put the image into a tray of fix for five minutes and then into the wash for another 10 minutes.
Monday, 20 October 2008
Here are some cute little duckies!
This next one makes me want to shout 'tally ho!'
This is an unusual picture of a swan, photographers usually photograph them with their heads above water and their necks in a nice curve shape. I thought I would be different an photograph this one like this!
Friday, 17 October 2008
The image I used was taken by my grandad about 45 years ago, and is a picture of my dad as a child.
To blue tone this image I soaked the original print and then put it into a tray of blue toner. When the image was as blue as I liked, I removed it from the blue toner tray and put it into the sink to wash in the water. After ten minutes I used a drying machine with rollers to dry the image and above is the final result.
Here is the sepia toned image:
To sepia tone this image I put the original print into the soak tray, and then I put it into the bleach tray and took it out when the image was just starting to disappear. Then I put it into the sepia toner until the image reappeared as a sepia image. Finally, I put it into the sink to wash.
Another picture of a child that I have taken, is one of a girl called Grace who I have been photographing frequently since she was born. She is the child of my friends mum and was very tiny when I first started photographing her. This is one of my star images:
I have recently developed a keen interest of black and white photography, probably because I have started to work in the darkroom more and I have learnt more about the processes involved in printing an image. However, this picture was taken digitally and I used the levels tool in Photoshop to get the effect I wanted.
I have come to Plymouth for the weekend to spend time with my boyfriend who has moved here to go to university. As we were walking through the shopping centre we walked past an inclosed studio where photographers were photographing babies for the baby of the year competition. I can't wait until I set up my own business and can do things like this :). Also, when I was in town I picked up some white jeans that only cost me £1! bargain!
This is the end of today's post.
Thanks for reading!
Thursday, 16 October 2008
I havent done much photography work today, I need to finish writing up my sketchbooks for my projects, so I wont be posting a long post today. I just wanted to show this picture :D
Today my class experimented in the studio with lights and umbrellas, we got some good shots and I got to play with the medium format camera, which was good because I want to start using medium format more in my work.
I'm going to go and do some coursework now while I'm inspired to do so.
Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Phew, I just tried to post this and it was taking ages and I thought it might mess up so I quickly copied all the txt and then the page came up saying server down but thankfully it had copied my text. I've just got to re upload my images..
Today, I processed the mystery film that I found in a canister. At first, I didn't think it would fit on the spiral but I was lucky and it did. I processed it as a 400 ISO film and luckily it came out ok. Bear in mind, this film is around 50 years old and was taken by my grandad while he was in the army.
The images show many of the old fire engines that were used in the war, also, some motorbikes and a Land Rover. There is another image of a person standing in uniform which I will print tomorrow at college.
Here are the images that I printed today, one of the negatives has different exposures because the camera that was used had to be wound on by hand and the spacing had to be estimated by the photographer. I will print the man in uniform tomorrow and post it here tomorrow night.
This is a picture of the fire engines that were used in the war! My Grandad was in the fire brigade which explains why there are engines here. There are also some motorcycles that were used in the war! This film was a fabulous find! it was over 50 years old and still processed fine! yay.
Here is another image from the film:
The men in the background are all in uniform and theres some text on the side of the landrover, I can only make out the word 'services' on it though.
I think I know where I got my photography genes from too! :D
Today I had a photoshoot with a girl who I know from North Devon, we had a great afternoon taking pictures and photographing different stereotypes. I photographed her as a secretary, a chav, a party animal and an Emo/Scene person. I have only edited a couple of pictures but I'll post one from each stereotype here.
I quite like this picture, it has grown on me in the last hour. Lol. Looking at it now, I realise I need to tidy her hair up abit. I hope you like it! I used the High key option with Color Efex Pro.
This shows my friend as a chav smoking a cigarette with her hand on her hip. We shot many pics of her with an annoyed facial expression to help bring out the chav in her. I really like her pose.
I like her pose in this one too, her legs look good and I like the composition. I boosted the colours to make her stand out more.
I think her pose is great for this stereotype. I boosted the colours in this one to make it more vibrant.
I had a great time today in the studio, I didn't have a lead to join my camera to the lights so I had to use my flash to set the lights off which left a shadow in some of the pictures. In the end I decided to just use continuous light and had the model stand close to the lights and far from the backdrop to stop any shadows.
Monday, 13 October 2008
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Here is an image that has been edited using HDR. The website says 'feel free to use pictures, but with credits and links' so the credit goes to the person who owns the image and the website link is http://stuckincustoms.com/2006/06/06/548/
this is one of the images they has taken using this technique:
It's amazing what you can find on the internet.
I think this picture is very beautiful even though the colours arent balanced. This is not a conventional image but I love the effect!
Well that's it for today's post, I'm quite tired so I'll probably go to bed soon.
Thanks for reading :]
I used noise reduction to soften his fur and the surroundings and then sharpened his eyes and nose.
This picture is my background on my laptop and when ever I see it it makes me go 'aaaaawwwwwwwww'.
Another picture of Tiggs that I took is more of a headshot, I played around with it in Photoshop and changed the colours. I don't usually go for this kind of effect but something about it caught my eye so here it is:
Any comments would be appreciated :)
I have posted a picture of Squeaky in an earlier post of this blog and I will now post pictures of the other cats. I havent really taken very many images of the cats so the quality of the photographs are not to my usually 'standard' but I want to show you the kitties!
I like the composition of this image.
she's the most cuddly cat to me and you can put her on ur shoulder and shel purr happily.