I have drawn some basic lighting diagram items in SVG so I decided to test those in this shot. Lighting was really basic but the shot needed some post processing since I was a bit short on props. First I ate the Egg for breakfast. I only had one white background so I draw foot marks on different papers and removed edges in post processing. It was also easier to compose this way. Blood drops also needed some work since I only had black paint. Again some post processing and the drops were red.
This week I have been designing a draft for a new poster for Photo Competition ‘Digifotomaraton’ held by Kuopio Camera Club this summer. As usual I started the project by browsing the internet and found several ideas for the poster. I like the KISS priciple so I tried to keep the look clean. Did I manage to do that? Don’t know but I’m still pretty happy with the result.
Mini tutorial about the steps I used to make ‘At the Bottom of the Canyon’ photo:
- Small river is looking nice but the photo is bland.
- Converted the RAW file looking just the river, so green parts are getting too bright.
- Converted darker version for greens. Then I burned the corners even more.
- Branch at middle was really distracting so I cloned it away.
I added normal sharpening and minor adjustments at the end to get the final photo.