In this episode of The Complete Picture, I demonstrate how to use Lightroom 3’s Develop module to use color, tone, placement of content, and stylistic effects to give a series of images a unified look and feel. You’ll learn how to use leading lines to tie images together as well as repeating shape, detail and balance to form a cohesive story.
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Fortunately for me, the last day of the recent CS5 tour in the Nordics wrapped up in the absolutely magnificent city of Copenhagen. I bundled up in a coat and scarf and headed out to explore the city as many of the locals do – on a bicycle! Here are a few images from the journey, including the colorfully painted buildings along Nyhavn and the Halloween decorations in Tivoli gardens.
In this episode of The Complete Picture, we’re going to discuss how to select multiple images to work together as diptychs and triptychs. You will learn how similar attributes such as color and shape, mood and lighting, line and form will help to unify two (or more) photographs, perhaps even creating new meaning though the relationship of the imagery.
As sad as I was to leave my new friends from my Focus on Nature experience, knowing that I will be returning next year made it a little bit easier. Our class spent 5 days in the field making an incredibly diverse collection of images. We made time stand still, and gave it motion, we looked at light, composition, and color, experimented with different cameras, lenses, software, and we played with light, shadow, reflection and texture. Most of all, we worked together and shared openly, enabling us to see things that we would never have seen on our own. It was truly a unique experience, and one that I will never forget. I look forward to keeping in touch with everyone that participated – and can’t wait to see the images that you composite as well.
Save the date! – if you’re interested in joining us next year, I’ll be returning to teach with Focus on Nature August 21-27, 2011.
As we were returning from the highlands, we crossed a vast area of mudflatsOnce again, I was reminded that everything in Iceland is intimately connected with water. I have to admit, I did have a sudden craving for chocolate.
Every day brought new landscapes and dramatic changes in weather. We were extremely fortunate to have enough weather to add “atmosphere” to our images, but it was never significant enough to deter anyone in the group from wanting to make photographs.
As I continue editing my photographs from Iceland, I am amazed at just how many things we were able to squeeze into every day because of the expertise of our guides at Focus on Nature. Not only were they enthusiastic about taking advantage of every waking moment, they knew the country like the back of their hands and were flexible willing to figure out how to make events happen on a moments notice.
Getting out and exploring at first light (the sun was only setting for about 5 hours a night) was rewarding as we found a group of absolutely stunning Icelandic horses on the third day in the field. Throughout the countryside we looked for new ways to see the landscape including reflections, depth of field details and textures in rocks water and ice.
After our first “official” meeting and dinner together as a group, Einar and Gudmundur (along with the help of the local meteorologist), decided that our group should head south east along the coast towards Skaftafell and the glacial lagoon at Vatnajokull. This route was brilliantly chosen to take advantage of both the weather and long hours of perfect light.
I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend a week with a small group of highly motivated and talented photographers in Iceland. As we traveled with our delightful new friends from Focus on Nature, we were forever changed by the landscape, the people and their culture. It was a truly unique and inspiring experience and although I am not sure that I was able to capture it’s immeasurable beauty, I thought I would post some of what I observed in the next few days. I’m definitely planning on returning again next year and hope that some of you will join me.
I recently had the humbling opportunity to visit the New Mexico State Penitentiary with some of the most incredible photographic educators of our times. Thanks to all of you who joined us for a week of photography, technology and creative inspiration. I wanted to post a few photos to remind us of our field trip…