Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Technological Art

One of the things about my photographic style is the technology. Although I'm by no means an expert at Photoshop I'm certainly an avid fan. I like to try my best to keep up with some new styles of Photography (with things like Popular Photography magazine, and the Digital Rev TV YouTube channel) and so I like to give things a try every now and then. As you may know, I've given HDR
a few tries over the years, and I still find it a handy tool, but I've learned the hard way that the quality of your image is going to come down to the technology you are using. The first photo, Commute, is one of the first HDR images I've made with Adobe's CS5, and I'm rather impressed with the ability to make it look, well, not ridiculous. It's a combination of 4 images and shows a subway bridge passing over a street and all heading into downtown Toronto. The second image, Michael, is my first attempt at faux tilt-shift photography. (Tilt shift lenses are a terribly complex and I know I'm not qualified to explain them, but if you are interested, be sure to look them up.) This, like many of the images floating around is not a real tilt-shift lens, but a post-production trick. The point is to make the image look like it is tiny by faking a very small depth of field on the subject. Through that, it looks like a miniature train (hence why I named it after my father, a model train enthusiast). What do you think about these two? Feel free to comment and let me know, I'm always looking for opinions.
Archipelago Photography- islands of thought and image, connected with a name

1 comment:

  1. What a smart cookie ! Love the first photo !