My last word is that it all depends on what you visualize.
Before I get to this picture, I want to say something about the quote. I think some of my coolest photos are ones that I’ve visualized ahead of time. I know of other great photographers that do this as well, so there must be something to it. Before you go shoot your portraits, wedding, events, landscapes, or whatever, take some time to relax and visualize what the photos will look like before you get out there.
You should also get in the habit of seeing what your final product will look like when you’re out in the field, not what actually lies before you. I used to see things in high contrast black and white. These days I think I see more in HDR.
Now, about this image, yesterday I saw something with an interesting design on it, and instead of taking a regular picture of it, I thought I’d use Kaleidoscope camera. I boosted the contrast, saturation, and sharpened a bit. Done.
The room I was in, at La Purisima, was very dark, and the light poured in from outside in such a way that brought out the grain in the old door. I’ll let you in on a secret, some of the sweetest light can be found on the edge of darkness. Thats all I’ll say about that for now without giving too much away haha. I’ve got to keep a few secrets if I’m actually going to do workshops in the future.
I’m still thinking of what the focus of my workshop would be. 75% DSLR 25% iphone? Keep them separate and do two different workshops? I’m still in the early stages of toying with the idea. Who knows, maybe I’ll collaborate with another photographer and do an on location workshop somewhere beautiful
The other day I was trying to take pictures of this bench we have in the garden, but it just wasn’t working. Yesterday I saw the shadow on the cement and felt like the pattern was interesting enough.
Created with camera+ and Snapseed.
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I wasn’t going to share this here because it has nothing to do with the iPhone or iPhoneography, but people are loving it on my personal facebook so I thought I would share with you before I share on my photography page tomorrow.
I like to try wild tutorials once in a while to push my creativity and photoshop skills. This image was fun to create and the 4 hours flew by until I got light headed and realized I hadn’t eaten anything in a long time. Believe it or not, only 2 images were used to make this. Enjoy.