Archive for October, 2012
A single man balancing eleven gentlemen on this shoulders? The Dirigible docked on the Empire State Building?
Believe it or not there was a time before photoshop when photographers and artist alike had to think outside the screen to visually alter an image. The result? Prints made from altered negatives that produced bizarre yet visually lifelike photos.
(Left) ‘dirigible docked on empire state building, new york’ unknown artist 1930 (Right) ‘american school man on rooftop with eleven men in formation on his shoulders’ unknown artist,1930
Interested when the first show of Photography Unfiltered will air? Check out the update above to find out what to expect in the upcoming months!
Interested in how creating images is like making a feast? Check out my interview with Wacom and LEARN about:
- My Retouching Process
- Creating my Photographic Style
- Why my Wacom Tablet is Essential
View the Wacom blog to read the special edition of AfterCapture and see more video interviews – including an interview from one of my favorite photogs Colby Brown. Awesome video done by the talented Weston Maggio and Joseph Sliger.
Is there anyone else who can’t live without their wacom?
Tip of the Day: Don’t baby your gear!
This image was shot during the biggest winter storm in the history of New York City. Early in my career I often felt the need to be extra cautious of my gear. However, over the years I have learned that your camera can endure more elements than you think. Don’t let the thought of your gear getting dirty or damaged limit your shot.
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy
Developing your image takes patience, very rarely is the first shot your best shot. Walk around, change your angle and really absorb your environment. Think about what your background says about your subject and the story you want to tell. The before image is what I walked up to, this is how I developed the after…
- Having the subject put on the face mask, (an essential element of relief from the ever present dust storms).
- Getting down at a low angle to frame the image.
- Showcasing the bat tattoo, blue cape and mask to develop the story of Burning Man.
- Cropping in a way, which allowed the subject to dominate the frame.
- Changing the background to add depth, while including the first aid flag to add interest.
- Having the subject look away instead of being camera aware to spark curiosity in the viewer.
How do you develop your images?