August 05, 2006
Was It Done With a Lens, or a Brush?
Thursday’s NYT covers the growing interest in high dynamic range photography (HDR). Though the field and tools are in their adolescence, HDR techniques are enabling photographers to create some unique visuals. The article quotes Photoshop engineer John Peterson, who helped bring HDR support to CS2, and whom we’re keeping busy moving forward. For more examples & tutorials on HDR, see this previous entry. [Thanks to everyone who passed along this article.]
Takagi Masakatsu: Particles & Painting in After Effects
Japanese artist Takagi Masakatsu is a triple threat & then some, setting his paintings in motion to the sound of his original compositions. In this profile on Apple.com, Takagi talks about his creative process & the ways he combines After Effects & Photoshop to create uniquely painterly visuals. [Via] The slippery lines of “Lightpool” (farthest right in the gallery; see also stills) remind me of James Patterson, pumped & shimmering with glows and particles. More pieces are available on his (overloaded) personal site, and the work sets off a debate of the merits of video art on Motionographer.com.