Mista Skee

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Photoshop world

Digital photography, the words alone get me charged up, as to me it means pushing boundaries. While software like photoshop is no longer owner by the elite graphic designers and artists, it has found it way into the hands of the ever ready snapper. bringing with it... the good, the bad and sadly...the ugly!

In my little time on the block, boy, have I seen alot, some work simply gets the thumbs up and you just have to stand up and applaud, these guys are simply too much. others, sadly, you want to stand up, but for other reasons ;-)

If you ask me, the best photoshop work is when you know it's been done but you still don't "know" it's been done! Simply put, it dosen't overpower the subject matter.

Don't get me wrong I love photoshop, this year alone, i've bought around 8 books already, and I have a solid collection as well. In my day job, I use it on the daily.

But the digital "Applied" photographic field, at the moment, is kind of like the Wild, Wild, West ... Many Cowboys with guns that can't shoot straight!

Guess what... there's a new sheriff in town....watch out!

A really good resouce for learning photoshop is the Photoshoptv website, you can subscribe and download videocasts straight to your computer, mac or pc, using itunes ( A free download  from apple)


Photoshop world

Digital photography, the words alone get me charged up, as to me it means pushing boundaries. While software like photoshop is no longer owner by the elite graphic designers and artists, it has found it way into the hands of the ever ready snapper. bringing with it... the good, the bad and sadly...the ugly!

In my little time on the block, boy, have I seen alot, some work simply gets the thumbs up and you just have to stand up and applaud, these guys are simply too much. others, sadly, you want to stand up, but for other reasons ;-)

If you ask me, the best photoshop work is when you know it's been done but you still don't "know" it's been done! Simply put, it dosen't overpower the subject matter.

Don't get me wrong I love photoshop, this year alone, i've bought around 8 books already, and I have a solid collection as well. In my day job, I use it on the daily.

But the digital "Applied" photographic field, at the moment, is kind of like the Wild, Wild, West ... Many Cowboys with guns that can't shoot straight!

Guess what... there's a new sheriff in town....watch out!

A really good resouce for learning photoshop is the Photoshoptv website, you can subscribe and download videocasts straight to your computer, mac or pc, using itunes ( A free download  from apple)


comments (12)

  • Pius
  • 18 Mar 2006, 04:04
wow this is enlightening I've used photoshop a bit but not to this depth. keep it coming man!!!!
  • Pius
  • 18 Mar 2006, 04:04
wow this is enlightening I've used photoshop a bit but not to this depth. keep it coming man!!!!
  • sk
  • 18 Mar 2006, 07:25
ok I don't know what to say............ this is very good
Great stuff...the only problem with it...

TOOOO much photoshop...grin
  • Suby
  • 18 Mar 2006, 12:59
Naaa I do not think this has been too photoshoped, I REALLY LIKEY the effect that has be en created. Ist of all it's a love lly image, framing of the subject and lighting is spot on. As the Skee has pointed out "the best photoshop work is when you know it's been done but you still don't "know" it's been done". Has the subject matter be en overpowered here? No, just been enhanced. Well done.

The Skee is way ahead of me on Photoshop books, only 3 in collection. Darn, need to shop more lol

P.s

New Sheriff in town??? Ummmmmmmmmmm.
Meet me at the deserted coral at dawn, and we will see who is the daddy smile
just saw this and YIKES!!!! :'(
Excellent portrait. I wouldn't change a thing! You nailed this one. My highest regards.
Mr Skee: brent, thank you so much for your comment's daily on my blog, i'm a abit lazy when it comes to replying though :-D
  • dave
  • 20 Mar 2006, 00:28
this is an awesome portrait! well done on your work..cheers smile
Typical African queen.

Nice pix, nice photoshoping.
Mr Skee: Thank you! God willing at some point this year i'll be down in Nigeria to do some shooting!
incredible portrait and pp. wowsers. not many models can withstand those up-the-nose shots, but she rocks it.
  • Mulberry
  • Messyville
  • 30 Mar 2006, 23:54
It looks like a black and white painting!!
  • Temitope
  • South Africa
  • 5 Apr 2006, 12:02
Very nicely done... not handy with Photography lingo, but i like the fade effect you have going on at the bottom of the picture. Reminds me of those old pictures circa 1940's and 50's when Nigerian women used to wear their iro just above their knees

Angle is very interesting, someone made mention that it can be quite an unflattering view, but in this shot i agree works very very well

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