Monday, 18 January 2016

Combining it all...

After taking the images of the boys and manipulating them, I wondered whether I could edit the pinhole camera images into them also.

I do like how the colours compliment each other, but I would like the shape of the light trails to follow the shape of the main focus. 

Some more experimenting gave me a bit of success in terms of getting the light trails to bend to mimic the shape of the main focus, however, I had to take notice of how it was distorting the shape of the trails. I also decided to manipulate the colours to match the main focus of the image to make them blend together, to make it seem as though it was the figure making the light trails.

I am quite pleased with the overall effect that the images have. The use of the pinhole camera images has really given the eye another focus when viewing the photograph, I really like the burst of colour that now accompanies the figure. I do think that I need to use images that have more focus on the figure, as I feel the middle image is too broken down to really see what is happening.

What do you think?

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Learning New Techniques...

Only a quick post to get the images up, and I will update it later on. Trying to catch movement of the full body is far trickier than I thought, especially when you have an idea in mind but you are hampered by the resources that you have.

Anyway, after a bit of editing, I am quite pleased with the outcome, I can see where I think the project is going in terms of final pieces.

Off to walk the dogs...

Update, it is a little rainy outside.

Anyway, these images took a long time to work out  in terms of the best shutter speed, light sources, timing, focus and movements. It took far more time than I thought it would in terms of being able to capture a photo that I was initially pleased with, without any editing. The boys did well as the subjects in the photos and their movements worked well in the end. 

When editing the images I have manipulated the brightness and contrast to get the best distinction between the colours and the actions. It also had the added benefit of making the background much darker and therefore making the main focus stand out. Some of the images have had the fresco effect applied to them as it gave the photos a painting quality and made the subject more of a stream of coloured movement.