Got to retouch this little gem today! It took quite a while to remake all those darn books! But hey its the little details that matter right?
Well here’s todays picture that I saw on the way to work.
Photo of the day. I’m going to do it. All I care is that I think about the photograph I’m taking.
I recently had the pleasure of shooting my first couple herein Denver. This beautiful couple, Amy and Brendan, are the reason I take these types of photos. Everything about them showed love. they were quirky, fun and had fun with the shoot. The day we shot I was so worried, it was clooudy windy and raining all day long. I really thought I was going to have to cancel it but right when we all showed up to Cherry Creek State park, it all went away. Couldnt have been more perfect. The best part was when the clouds opened up right where the sun was setting, allowing us a nice 15min of gorgeous sunset light. The photos speak for themselves, hope you enjoy!
So theres this amazing photographer and Graphic designer named Aaron Nace who I have been following his work for a few years now. I first saw his work on Flickr while he was doing his 365 project, a years worth of self portraits, and new there was something amazing about him. Well fast forward a few years later and he now owns and operates one of the most amazing photo/photoshop sites on the web, its called Phlearn. Monday through Friday he posts a new video relating to photography, design and life in general. The community that has been built, the Phamily, is phenomenal. They all help eachother and provide motivation and feedback to anyone who asks. I had never really taken an in depth look until a few weeks ago, and I really wish I had joined the Phamily a lot longer ago. But we cant live in the past and theres no better time than the present to act.
Yesterday I entered my first contest, the winners get a free tutorial, or 2 in this case, for the members who best implement the topic of the day, usually Mondays post. This week Aaron was teaching us how to make more realistic shadows while compositing images. I thought i knew how to do this, then I got Phlearned. Did you know that all light, shadows and highlights lend their coloring to each other? Shadows are never black, they reflect the color of whatever is casting the shadow on them, even if its very subtle. It’s amazing the difference between the two when you see them side by side. So in this weeks episode/contest we were asked to all composite the same 2 images and cast the shadows. It was fun. I learned a lot and can not wait to Phlearn more. Heres the video if your interested. The Secret to Creating Shadows. Check it out! Join the Phamily and become a better Photographer, designer, artist and most importantly HUman Being.
Heres my results.