A blog containing photographs, ideas, discussion and image manipulation tutorials from incurable hippie, a disabled photographer in the north of England. All this, plus inspiration from others' photographic work, and technical aspects of photography.

30 March 2008

Fake Model Photography

DSC_0187_edited-1


Since I first saw it, I have wanted to try this technique, to make normal photographs look like they are photographs of a miniature model. There are some good examples here. This is also called Tilt-shift miniature faking.

DSC_0161_edited-1


Using this tutorial, I've made my first attempts. I'm not convinced by them, but I'm getting the idea, and will keep working on this. Enjoy my experiments, anyway.

Choosing the right photos to use can be tricky, too. Photographs taken from above will suit the method more, as that is how photographs of miniature models are usually taken. I think I need to find a high-up spot and take some images for this very purpose, cutting out sky and smoke and such things which detract from the fake-realistic possibilities.

DSC_0170_edited-2

24 March 2008

More Orton Effect

2-Edale 033_edited-1


I've been doing some more playing with the Orton Effect, and the picture above in particular has had some really good feedback. I like the effect and want to try it on different types of photos, as well as floral and pretty ones.

DSC_2299_orton

20 March 2008

Photo to Drawing: Raspberries

DSCF2078_edited-1


Back to this tutorial, it's a bit tricky, but spending a little time can get really great results. I love it!

And the raspberries were tasty, too!

16 March 2008

The Orton Effect

DSC_4183_orton


Orton imagery, also called an Orton slide sandwich, is a photography technique which blends two completely different photos of the same scene, resulting in a distinctive mix of high and low detail areas within the same photo. It was originated by photographer Michael Orton.

2007 05 04 HillsboroughPark 022_orton


The original technique [...] was to overlay two or more images of an identical scene with very different exposures on slide film. One image is sharply focused and the others are very out of focus.


DSC_0837_orton


I followed this tutorial, with mixed results. The amount of gaussian blur really seems to make a difference and I haven't found any kind of formula, other than playing around, that gets the best results.

DSC_1212_orton


But when it's right, it's great. It's almost a watercolour or impressionist type effect, and I'll definitely experiment more with this one.

The tutorial is written for Elements 5, but it works fine on Photoshop CS3.

Other of my attempts are here and here.

02 March 2008

Comparative Lomography!

DSC_0939_lomoeffect_pair_sm


Last week I followed two different tutorials around creating the lomography aesthetic in photoshop.

DSC_0557_lomoeffect_pair


Both had great results, but quite different. So this post is to show a comparative study, I used both tutorials on two images and placed them together. The image on the left, and the one above, are following the first of the tutorials, the image on the right, and the one below, were made following the second of the two.

Original photos:
Sheffield Cathedral - DSC_0939 DSC_0557

01 March 2008

More Classical Art Colour Match

DSC_4217_colourmatchfridakahlo_pair


Following this tutorial, I have done four manipulations based on classical art, on the same photograph of sunflowers.
DSC_4217


For the purpose of this post, I have matched up the resulting image up with the painted art which influenced its colours.

DSC_4217_colourmatchturner_pair

DSC_4217_colourmatch2_pair

DSC_4217_richmonddarbey_pair

Labels

Links



Who links to my website?
Referer List
Top Blogs *** Photorama's ***  | Toplist Ping-O-Matic
BackNext
• Join •
Homepage

Google PageRank 
Checker - Page Rank Calculator Arts blogs << ? hoopty girls # >>
Chronic Artists Blog Ring
Powered By Ringsurf

Listed in LS Blogs
Powered by WebRing.
Blog Search Engine Blogarama - The Blog Directory British Blog Directory. «#Euro Blogs?» Blog Directory & Search engine «#Blogging Brits?» Photography Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory << # Gay Brits ? >>


Prev
Skip Prev
Prev 5
List
Stats
Join
Rand
Next 5
Skip Next
Next


This ***WOW*** site belongs to incurable hippie
Powered by RingSurf!
The Weblog Review

Rate Me on BlogHop.com!
the best pretty good okay pretty bad the worst help?

<!-- the ageless project -->

Blog Flux Directory

« ? blog-girls # » photoblogs.org << # GeekLog ? >>

< ? SnapShot # >
< ? digital eye # >
Photo Passion

[ Previous 5 Sites | Skip Previous | Previous | Next ]

This RingSurf Photo Passion Net Ring
owned by LAURA'S PLACE.

[ Skip Next | Next 5 Sites | Random Site | List Sites ]

PhotographyWebRing
Join | List | Previous | Next | Random | Previous 5 | Next 5 | Skip Previous | Skip Next

This RingSurf PhotographyWebRing Net Ring
owned by ***Super-Shopping-Mall***.
sponsored by ***Super-Shopping-Mall***.
Sign Up Here: Click Here.

< ::VISUAL LIFES::Next>>

< | ? | captured # | >
This Photography Online Net Ring
site owned by your name here.

[Go to Next Site]
[Go to Previous Site]
[Go to a Random Site]
[List Previous 5 Sites]
[List Next 5 Sites]
[List All Sites]

Would you like to JOIN this ring?

Ring Stats

Powered by RingSurf!
< # I dig 4images ? >
EcoChoices Cultural Creatives Homepage
RingSurf Cultural Creatives Ring
| Random Site | List Sites |

Ring created by EcoChoices EcoLiving Center.
blog search directory

J/L/R Sheffield Blogs and Sites J/L/R
Powered by RingSurf

BlogHer.com