Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Movie poster


For this movie poster, I used double exposure through my face to blend the two backgrounds. The three items I used were a medal, spikes, and my running watch. I used mixing brushes to smooth their edges, as I also did on myself.The text has a gold effect, which required me to make a new gradient with a glow, and uses bevel and emboss as well. I changed the opacity on myself, so you can see the second background. I changed the opacity on the medal, so it fades into the track and on the watch and spikes, to give the same effect.Using double exposure with opacity changes on everything, makes you look closer to find more details.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Contest Images

 At the beginning of the year, I have learned so much already about both photography and myself.I have learned how creative a mind I have and how to put it to good use in coming up with ideas, others might not think of. Deciding which images t use for this year's contest was harder than last year, because I had clearer images this year.I didn't have to edit to much thanks to the good lighting, but I improved some of them so they have more color and interest.

 Nature: the exposure of the sun through the leaves.

Still Life: The lighting and focus on the ice.

Still Life: The focus and colors on the flowers.

Still Life: The bokeh effect in the background draws attention from the apple.

Advertising: The focus on the product is good and is appealing to the eyes due to the effect of the flowers.

Open: The shutter speed plays a huge role in capturing the water hitting the apple at the perfect moment.The subject is in focus and the background isn't busy.

Time Exposure: Again the shutter speed contributed in making the cool rainbow effect.The best part is the light didn't bunch up making it too bright.

Time Exposure:The light compliments the model's pose.

Theme: The glitch effect compliments the message of the image of being hard to read.

Nature: The exposure on the plants and water is just enough to be able to focus on the reflection given.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Downtown images

 For these five downtown images, I liked the improvement I saw from last year in the case of focus. I was happy to get up close to the animals because I wasn't able to get close enough for a clear shot. I was able to put a new perspective on the city life in San Antonio.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Face Art Final

For this year's final project, I wanted to go above and beyond. For that reason I put a lot of work and thought into this photo, which was bare to start off but I made it even better and I'm proud of it.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Farewell Blog

In photography this year, I learned many things like how aperture and ISO can have big affects in an image. I also developed skills of how to manipulate a simple photo, and be able to make it a masterpiece. From photoshop, and lightroom skills of improving the lighting and color of the image to actually taking the photo from a different angle and setting the right aperture and ISO setting, I understand a lot more than from the start of the year.In the beginning of the year, my images were simple ,and to be real honest, not good. But now, at the end of my first year, I can proudly say my work has improved to the point where people see it and ask how I was able to capture something like that. To the starting photographers next year, do not think this is a class you can pass easily, because you will have to do actual work that may be difficult at first, but it has its perks of just being plain fun, because of the opportunities you will have to put your own creative ideas in the mixing bowl to create an outstanding photo.


For this photo, I didn't really know the power of saturating a photo, until I pushed myself down a different path because I wanted to add color to the already good, simple picture of a flower.the goal for every photographer is to draw the person's attention to the subject. I feel I did just that.


For the above picture, I pushed my boundaries in Photoshop by experimenting with different color layers and really trying to make my simple photo, which everyone had, and make mine stand out the most.


For the maple image, it is one of my many nature photos and is my best one because of its depth of field, color, contrast and its ISO and aperture settings were low so I had light but not too much.


For this building photo, it was an image I took because I saw this cool building but now its more than that because of the aperture capturing the little amount of sun hitting it and making it shine, it pushed the image further than I expected.


My aperture was low in this photo, but in a way where the little amount of light shines through the yolk, it really draws your attention to the subject.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Self Project Painting

After a guided lesson in painting using photoshop, it was time to experiment with my own pictures, and to my surprise, it made my pictures much better because painting gave me the power to get rid of the background I couldn't crop out.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Stain Glass Bird

This stain glass bird was a normal photo with a busy background that I used a mixing brush to eliminate that background and color the bird with a paintbrush. My favorite part of this project is how much better the bird looks from the normal photo.


Movie poster

                                          For this movie poster, I used double exposure through my face to blend the two backgrounds. The ...