Sometimes you just have to get a bit creative to give your image that little extra spark. Maybe add a motion blur or zoom blur. Change the color a bit or in this case I did all of the above. First I desaturated the color making it almost black and white. Next I made a second layer and masked out my model. Then on the base layer I darkened it to give it a night look. Next on my mask layer I added a zoom blur and a motion blur centered on the area where the model would have been. Next I used a plugin to add a night vision effect. I then added a film grain to the top layer before setting the opacity to 90% and flatting the image. This is the result. Have fun with photo editing, there is a lot you can do it just takes a bit of trial and error!!
– Posted using BlogPress from my iPad, Thanks – Allen
For about 2 or 3 weeks now I have had a creative block. I have come up with no new ideas, no new images…. I’ve got nothing! I can’t seem to focus on the creative aspect. In fact I haven’t even finished any images. It’s almost like I have lost my drive to be creative. Normally I can be doing something an “bam” I see something that sparks an idea an it just takes off. I’ve lost that some how, it is almost like I don’t care anymore… What’s wrong? I know writers get blocks all the time but this is most unusual for me… This weekend I am taking my camera out and not coming home until I do something creative! Or until I have to be at work Monday! 😉
So what happens when you can’t seem to find your artistic side? What do you do to get your mojo back? Leave me a comment, let’s see what everyone has to say on this.
So I recently bought an IPad. I thought it would be fun and I haven’t bought “new” technology when it was first released in a LONG time. I usually wait a while until everyone else has one. For example IPhone came out and everyone rushed out to get one what did I get… a blackberry. For some reason this was different. I saw the ad read the hype and just decided I think I’d use that!
As a photographer I already found it useful. I uploaded samples of my images, my calendar, email and of course music. I was at a workshop that I will be reviewing in a couple weeks (when I have time to finish a few more images) and a photographer took out his IPhone to show some samples. So I took out my IPad to do the same. The Model said and I quote “No way! You didn’t just whip out an IPad”. It was a hit, everyone stopped to look at the thing. I have since used it for another client to see samples.
You don’t have to have big files, smaller 600X800 72dpi files look great. The only issue I have with the picture manager is that you can’t arrange your folders the way you want them. I really see this as more than just an organization tool. I can see this as being a stepping stone to a new breed of electronic portfolio. Sleek look, lots of great apps and easy to use the IPad gets a gold star!!