Perspective

This experiment was to  find as may ways to take many good shots of one subject, from different angles and perspectives.

I found this to be a key element of grabbing the original shot when many photographers are shooting at the same subject.

This skill came into effect during the Bannack Ghost Town Excursion, I took a picture, that garnered a lot of attention from my professors. The reason I was able to grab the shot was not just because of the dramatic lighting, but because I put myself in the right place at he right time. It seemed everyone and their cousin was taking pictures of the subject, but I moved away from the pack and took the shot. In essence, I created my own luck!

You can see the picture and an update of it’s popularity here!

This pic is my favorite of all of the ones I took on this perspective assignment. I could have done some Photoshop magic to it, but sometimes, a good shot is just a good shot. I made the call to leave it alone.

The picture of the red stool is an example of super sharpening.

First, create a copy layer of the original. (CMD-J)

Then, choose \”Filters->Sharpen->Unsharpen Mask\”

Sharpen the image all the way (500) Copy the original image again.

Then click the eye next on the layer to make the original invisible.

Place the new copy of the original image above the sharpened image.

Create a vector mask. (bottom of layers palette, symbol to the right of \”FX\”)

Take a brush with white paint and go over the areas you wish to be sharpened.

This photo of the back of the piano is an example of Adjustment Layers. There are many types of layers you can choose to change the image.

Before anything else, however, hit Control-J to create a copy layer of the original so you don’t mess with it.

Choose \”Layer->New Adjustment Layer->then make a choice what to adjust\” (There are other ways to get there, but this is the easiest to explain.)

Copy the original image again. Then click the eye next on the layer to make the original invisible.

Place the new copy of the original image above the adjusted image.

Create a vector mask. (bottom of layers palette, symbol to the right of \”FX\”)

Take a brush with white paint and go over the areas you wish to be sharpened.

These last two shots I like because I was trying to take all these shots of close ups of the inner workings of the piano, which where kind of lame. However, I soon realized that no one said we had to be close to the piano. So I walked around the building taking shots from further away.

What I like about this picture is that although, the piano is still, in my opinion, the main subject, I like how it is out of focus.