Thursday, April 30, 2015

Easy on the Contrast!

 Hey Everyone, 
      I have been enjoying choosing some of my photo collection to work on and present in this blog. This evening I wanted to explore working on photos in black and white. As I spoke in my last post, my main focus was composition, I felt I was able to achieve some satisfying shots, now the hard part is bringing them to life. Confession: Post-processing is in my blood! The photo you compose is your template, and I love exploring tools to make that image my art. For beginners checking out this blog, that means I am slowly transitioning to shooting in RAW mode only. In the future, I will definitely share some point and shoot, JPEG and mobile photography blogs. I have seen some amazing work done by iPhone and Android photographers alike, This photo was shot in RAW format,allowing me full control over how I can process it. I then merged three photos of different exposures (levels of light per unit area) to create a dynamic image. I didn't stop there, I made numerous adjustments in Adobe Lightroom, and then made the final edits using Google's Nik Collection. My style will go as follows, I will dial up the edits and pull back as I feel comfortable. Contrast truly is a huge part of a photo, as this defines what the users eye will be drawn to.  I enjoy the result, and I hope someone can find inspiration from it!
Downtown Miami

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Composition Composition Composition!!

Hello Everyone!

     I am trying to post to the blog more often, as editing my photos is an outlet. I love being connected to a vibrant community of people who love to create beautiful photos. In this blog, I look forward to discussing all things photography, and on my last photowalk my main goal was to practice composition. Before listening to my Skillshare lessons on composition, I had the idea that I should include tons of information in my images. I was guilty of snapping without purpose.
This was a flawed concept, and my past photos were simply too "busy". I've focused on keeping it simple, applying the "Rule of Thirds" often, and framing my photos so that the viewers eye can focus on one subject. This is my latest shot, in High-Dynamic Range (HDR) format, my favorite style which I will also go over in the future! Have a great day and evening everyone!
Downtown Miami- HDR 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Day,New Camera!

Hey Everyone,
        I am sitting out in Miami right now, and I finally have the tools I need to get this project moving! I have purchased the Sony A6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera, and a 55-210mm zoom lens to start having some fun! I have officially completed my first Photowalk here in Miami, and I look forward to sharing some of the results on this blog. My main focus will be connecting the end viewer to the concepts that I used to compose, and edit my photos. Here is my first post processed image from the shoot, along with one I took sitting on the Miami River bank of Bayfront park. I hope everyone enjoys!
Bayfront Park and History Miami