Monday, December 28, 2009

Experiment in Altering Somebody's Images

I'm refining my technique on how to alter somebody's images. The first image was originally from a museum brochure. I use a holga splitzer to get the faux double exposure effect. then I imported the digital image to Elements and added some noise to mask the grain from the brochure.

In here, I added some noise and texture, which seems to add character to Mr. Music Monkey.

This was from a TV ad. I positioned the camera on an angle to get that skewed perspective. I could not get rid of the texture from the TV screen -- so i decided to enhance it. It's similar to how I learned to play blues and jazz -- if you make a mistake, repeat it. In this case, I enhanced the aberration by pushing the contrast and the levels.

All taken with Rose's Canon a590is set to BW iso 80.

Friday, December 04, 2009

just the way you are bears

 I would not leave you in times of trouble,
We never could have come this far.
I took the good times, I'll take the bad times,
I take you just the way you are.

[b. joel, just the way you are]