Monday, 20 April 2009

Day 31 - Another Fractal

It's no good, I'm hooked on these fractals! I've never been able to draw, paint or sketch so the camera has been my creative outlet until now but this fractal program is brilliant. I can twist and tweak to my hearts content and produce stuff that is blowing me away - I'm loving the vibrant colours and all the fine details that show up when I zoom in and some are actually selling on Shutterstock - woo hoo!!

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Day 30 - Has Spring Sprung?

Had a wander down by the river in the sunshine today - love the glassy water in this one and the peaceful feeling.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Day 29 - Smile

A few weeks after Barcelona, I had a smaller but similar event in London. I met a lovely bunch of fellow iStockers and we had a blast! It was my first time using a flkash gun indoors but I enjoyed myself and learnt quite a bit. This is probably my favourite from that day and Christine the model, was lovely too.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Day 28 - Thoughtful

One more shot from the Barcelona trip. This one is heavily photoshopped although I can't find the original for now. To start with, it was a head and shoulders portrait, vertical orientation with her face framed by her very black hair against a bright green hedge . I cropped in very close to get rid of the greenery behind her and then extended the black to make it a landscape format. I love this one but the camera club judge felt the wrinkles on her forehead were somewhat distracting. I can see it now and will be aware of that in any future shots like this but it doesn't take away the magic for me - I am very proud of this one :)

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Day 27 - Blue Boy

Another portrait shot, this time in Barcelona with about 40 other photographers, 30 models, pro lighting equipment, pro makeup artists and some really cool locations. This young man was actually posing for some other photographers so I snuck in with my 300mm zoom and didn't interupt their shoot at all :) Result! Photoshopped into a blue tone and slightly cropped.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Day 26 - Just Peachy

This young lady was studying Drama at high school and was quite bashfully pleased when I asked her to model for me and 2 friends from camera club. It was my first experience of proper studio lights although we rented a church hall so not quite a 'proper' studio shot!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Day 25 - Not strictly a photo!

I've been playing with fractals - this one is my first one done from scratch although I was following a tutorial!