Initially looking at this photo it is quite dry and not very interesting like a close up photo is intended. Therefore I’m going to use editing tools that will enhance and make this photo more vibrant rather than greyish and dull. I will be in particular brighten up the moss in the photo to add a bit of colour.
This is another photo that I have picked out as one of my favourite photos taken. I have used Adobe Photoshop CS6 to edit.
The first adjustment I made was changing the levels, I used the sliders to push more light into the photo.
This toolbar is located above the layers.
The next adjustment I used was the brightness contrast tool to brighten up the light that I had added into the photo, this was to try make the photo seem less dark and grey.
Finally as previously mentioned I wanted add some colour to this photo, to do this I would need to enhance the colour green (the moss) on the wood. To do this I used the vibrance tool.
This is the vibrance tool.
Here is the final image.
You can clearly see the difference the different adjustments have made.
Continue to see the editing process of my third photo.
Out of all the 60 photos I took, this one is my favourite. I admire the shape in this photo, in particular the triangles of the roof tops. On the picture on the right I have purposely pointed out the lines and shapes included in this photo. Another element of this photo that I like is the sky, on the day this photo was taken it was gloomy and this has been well captured in this picture.
Favourite Photo No2
As part of the task I was requested to take some close-up photos. This is my chosen close-up photo that I have taken. One of the main features of a close up photo is capturing detail, in this photo I believe I have achieved this. The detail being the wood worm and the split in the middle of the wood.
Favourite Photo No3
Here is another photo that I have picked out of the 60 photos, I particularly like this photo as I have managed to catch a reflection in the ground via the puddle. Immediately looking at this photo you can get the sense of the conditions on the path, muddy, soggy and wet – conditions that people from Yorkshire are so used to.
Favourite Photo No4
This photo was a trial, I had never previously made use of the panoramic camera feature on my iPhone. After a few attempts I managed to take this image. I like the idea that you can capture 180 degrees of your view. The landscapes available in Yorkshire are stunning and rich with greenery so this picture fits well.
As part of my news year’s resolution I decided that I was going to make more effort to go outdoors and get some exercise. Fittingly my Image Creation lecturer challenged us to go on a walk and photograph it. He provided a map for us which led us on a walk around Horsforth – the local area that surrounds Leeds Trinity University.
This is the Map that we were provided with.
I made sure when taking my photos that I had a good variety that had different features. I have taken photos that demonstrate:
Take a look at my photos on the next page and decide for yourself which category they fall into.