"In full colour"
Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. -Henri Cartier-Bresson
So I guess, I can start calling these ones good ;-)
takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less
imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in
photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before
you learn to see the ordinary. -David Bailey, In "Face," (London), Dec 1984
Being a Artist and also a photographer ( Of some sorts, but please,
please, please...don't call me one :-) ) I have come to agree with this!
Then came the "Digital era"... Things changed...bigtime!
I consider myself to belong to the new school of thought, I am a
digital photographer, but still embracing "old school concepts".
I've used film of course, but not in recent years, I do believe that
it's days are numbered! You might argue with that fact, everyone to his
own :-) But the breakthroughs in digital technology in the past 10yrs
is astounding and unprecedented in the film/ analogue world!
I predict a time when us "photoshop guru's" will take over the world! :-)
Seems frightening; It should, I have grave concerns as well, "Photoshop abuse", for one :-)
Will everything now look sci-fi?, will the era of natural skylines & sunsets, be gone forever?
Will no one age in portraits?
Grave concerns indeed!
OK on to todays shot
Lighting: SImple as can be! One light source provided by a softbox angled 45 degrees to model.
canon's DPP software ( I'm impressed by the results) to convert my RAW
file into a tiff and then straight into photoshop. Not much done here,
image left in colour, didn't see the need to adjust, so cropped a tad
bit of the sides and converted into a jpeg for upload! I might add at
this point that, at this stage I always become sad, in comparision to
my tif file the jpeg seems so flat and no matter how they look
above...I can assure you they are alot better! :-(
"A job well done"