It’s been awhile since I have used my blog and even done any photoshop work. I was completely bored the other night and decided to whip up another crazy creation. This is still a work in progress, but it has been my first attempt trying to create a face with peeling and falling skin pieces.
This past Friday I was assigned to do another senior photoshoot for a family friend. After walking for 4 hours around downtown Exeter and taking over 500 photographs, I went back home to babysit my four year old nephew. Instead of leaving my camera equipment in a hot car for a few hours and potentially damaging it, I brought all of it into my sister’s apartment. My little nephew became naturally curious of all of my stuff and wanted to know what it was used for. When I told him that the equipment was used for taking picutes, his eyes lit right up and he begged me to take his picture. I may have been a little tired from walking and taking pictures all day, but there was no way that I was going to pass up this opportunity.
While I was setting up all the lights and taping up the backdrop on a bare wall in the kitchen, my sister was helping him put on his “rockstar outfit” and giving him a faux hawk hairstyle. When he was completely ready for his photoshoot, he grabbed his toy electric guitar and began to rock out in front of the camera. As I was taking pictures of my little nephew, he seemed to enjoy being in front of the camera. He listened to all of my directions and was more than happy to try new poses. After taking 200 shots of my little nephew, I was able to select a few pictures and post them on the page that is labeled “Hunter’s Shoot”.
After many restless nights of midnight rehearsals and preparation, we were able to pull off another great dance recital this year. The studio does not usually follow an annual recital “theme”, but a lot of the songs that we danced to this year revolved around Michael Jackson’s songs, especially our finale dance to M.J.’s song “This Is It”. Even though the rehearsal was quite hectic due to the power going out and only running on generators, we were able to pull it all together and perform a great recital for our family members and friends. In the tab listed as “Rehearsal 2010”, you can view some of the photographs that I took of the girls dancing at the rehearsal. Enjoy!
So I recently received my Adobe Photoshop CS5 in the mail the other day and I have been taking full advantage of trying some of the new features. One thing that is brand new about the program is the puppet feature. Now I know that this girl can get her legs high, but my camera wasn’t fast enough to capture her fully extended leap. I basically selected the puppet feature and placed pin points on different parts of legs and moved them into a better position. As you can see above, there is a significant difference between the first picture and the second picture.
Well it’s that time of year again when I will be busy running around a school auditorium for multiple hours and helping to set up for the big day that everybody has been anticipating all year. I had an absolute blast last year photographing at my dance studio rehearsal for the first time and I am really excited that I will be able to do it again this year. I am hoping that I will be able to capture some amazing tricks and beautiful smiles from all the dancers. It would even be great to enter one of the pictures from this year’s rehearsal into the Union Leader Photography Contest like I did last year. I wasn’t expecting to win anything when I entered it last year, but I was surprised when my photo (pictured above) won FIRST PLACE IN THE PEOPLE CATEGORY and was published in the Union Leader newspaper!!! I’ll just have to cross my fingers (well technically keep my finger on the shutter button) and hope that I will capture some amazing shots!!!
…with photoshop CS5 of course!!! I had plans to purchase this program at my school a few weeks ago, but sadly they only had it for Macs booooo. I finally gave in and decided to order it through Adobe. Even though this might seem easy to do, it can be a pain when you have to send them multiple types of student identification. I am just lucky that I only had to play $200 instead of $1000 woohooo.