Events

For this assignment we were asked to photograph an event. We were told to choose two picture’s, one that represents what is happening at the event, and one that represents what it means to us.

I chose to cover a club night I run in Leeds. Iv been hosting the night monthly at Wire night club since February and have had various dj’s coming from all over the country to play at the event.

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This image I feel best describes what’ happening. The photograph is of dj / producer LKID playing to the crowd. The night is all about good music therefore I feel this image best signifies the mood of the event.

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To me this image signifies having a good time with your friends as overall that is what the nights about. As well as this it signifies us promoting are events company as the t-shirts being worn in this picture are from the clothing line we have recently tied in with are business.

Bounce Flash

For this assignment we were asked to take a photograph of something in are room using a bounce flash, the subject of the photograph was to be something that tells the viewer something about us.

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As you can see I bounced the flash from the ceiling in order to capture the subject with out creating a shadow.

I chose to photograph my BMX as I think it portrays me as an active person. I have ridden this bike for years and although I don’t  jump it half as much as I used to, I still love using it to get around on. Especially in the city. I think there’s something so satisfying about bombing past traffic in rush hour on a bike, and getting to wherever your going quicker than those people sat impatiently beeping their horns whilst waiting for the lights to change.

Portrait Assignment

For this task we were asked to take two portrait photographs, one of some one we know and one of some one we don’t. The aim was to capture them in the same visual style and then describe what are image say about these people.

Here are my Images.

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This first photograph was of someone I don’t know, his facial expression is stern portraying him as possibly quite a serious person. In the background you can see buildings at the university campus, suggesting he’s  a student at Leeds met.

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This portrait is on someone I know, In this image Barney has a slight smile suggesting a more joyful nature. Again you can see the university campus in the background, representing him as another student at Leeds met.

These photographs were taken in exactly the same style with the only difference being the subject and the facial expression they chose to represent themselves.

 

Portrait Retouch

For this assignment we were asked to take one of are photographs from a previous assignment and create a perfected hyperreal version in Photoshop or a surrealistic creature by retouching are model or portrait. I chose to use one of my portraits to do the following task.

This is the original portrait I chose.

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Firstly I used the magnetic lasso to select one of the eyes.

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I then slightly adjusted the brightness and contrast of my selection and copied it on to the forehead.

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I Used the eraser tool to smoothen the edges around my copied selection.

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Finally I used the smudge tool to distort certain areas of the face for a more surrealistic effect.

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Here is my final distorted alien like Image.

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Portrait Adjustments

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This was one of my original portraits. For this task we were asked to edit a portrait using various photoshop techniques.

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The first edit I made was adjusting the shadows and highlights of the face, using the magnetic lasso to make the selection.

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After this I altered the colour of the hat again by using the magnetic lasso to make the selection and then adjusting the colour balance.

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After this I chose a photograph I had taken from a holiday in morocco and added a slight warming filter to the image.

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Finally I used the magnetic lasso tool to select the portrait and dragged my selection on to the other Image, before slightly adjusting its size and positioning.

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Here Is my final Image

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Raw Images

For this task we were asked to take an image in a raw format and then work through various adjustments on camera raw.

The First adjustment I used was changing the temperature, this gave my image a slight orange tint.

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After going back to the original image I then altered the tint, making the image slightly purple.

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I the changed the exposure of the original image.

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Next I Adjusted the recovery.

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Here I altered the image by increasing the fill light.

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Here I made the image darker by increasing the blacks.

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Again I made the original image darker here by decreasing the brightness.

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Here I altered the contrast.

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Here I decreased the Vibrance.

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For this image I increased the saturation.

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This Is the final edit I made using a selection of these alterations together, as you can see there are many editing techniques that can be used in camera raw to adjust both the style and mood of a photograph.

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Spot Colour

For this assignment we were asked to take a photograph that uses spot colour and then edit it in photoshop. Here is my original image.

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Here Is my edited image.

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To create this effect, I started by opening my image into Photoshop and selecting the magnetic selection tool.

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After highlighting the dandelion I then went to select Inverse in order to select the rest of the image.

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Finally I went to Image, adjustments, black and white. In order to change the background colour to black and white.

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