Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Half a face underexposed

When the light illuminates only one side of a face it can look as though the individual has only half a face.

Photoshop to the rescue.

Select the washed-out half face using the magic wand.

Click on Curves on the Navigation Pallette (see Oct 31 post below)…

Click on Curves in the menu (see post below)…

Balance the brightness and contrast.
Check that the border between the repaired section of image and original is smoothly merged.

If necessary, use the wand to select the overexposed side and darken using Curves.

iPhone 4S,  f2.8, 1/400 sec, 120213

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Shooting Windows (2)

Shoot close or far?

Framed in a portrait orientation, the first picture shows close-up detail.

Framed in landscape orientation, the second picture shows depth, or some perspective.

Leave the scene outside undefined as merely shadows, intensifying the ominous aura, let the light bring out the color in the stained glass.

A figure added might intensify the mystery.

Canon 5DII, 17-40mm (17), f22, 1/40 sec, 090911

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Shooting Windows (1)

Sometimes the focus is the window itself.

Other times the focus is in front of the window.

And at times the focus is behind the window.

Glass is an invisible fence.
To avoid the camera focusing on the glass, switch to Manual.
That's IF the camera lets you. Ah! Control!

Ferris Wheel. Samsung Galaxy II, f2.65. 1/17 
Glass Yachts. Lumix TZ10, f4.7, 1/1300

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