Sunday, January 24, 2010

Seeing Pictures

I am big on seeing pictures and making pictures, as you guys know.

Here is an example of seeing a picture and making a picture - from a seemingly boring scene from the rooftop of our hotel in South Beach where I held recent my Travel Photography Workshop.

I really can't take credit for this one. Julie Johnson, one of my South Beach Workshop students, came up with the idea for a close-up of the building in the distance. After taking the top shot (as a before shot), I zoomed in for the second shot (as the after shot) and changed the color (using Hue in Photoshop) of the scene.

The idea here: you can find pictures everywhere. You just need to look for them.

Good work, Julie!

Explore the Light,

1 comment:

w7e said...

What you're saying is absolutely true. Although changing the hue is kinda like cheating ;)
It's not what you saw anymore, it's what you imagined. Which is also good, but doesn't entirely match with just "finding" pictures.

I like the 2 black blotches in the pre-shot. They look like wings. Shoulda put someone on the floor between them and taken a dark angel picture ;)