Tutorial Tuesday – Motorsports

This week’s tutorial is to take a Motorsports shot. Well that was last weekend in our area, so I settled on sports shots. I studied the technique and the manual and thought I knew it all LOL, but when we got to the local oval to take shots of the football (Australian Rules) I was getting dark images, so I switched to auto mode. I would like feed back on this image as I feel it does not have any oumph.

This was taken with these settings I 320 ISO 200 f/10 with a 55-300mm lens

Settings I 250 ISO200 f5.7

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Photo Art Friday – Negative Space

Bonnie is talking negative space, well it took me ages to find a photograph that fitted the description. She also gave us a new texture to play with, so I had a play.

I played in Lightroom and then PSE10 here I just boosted the Adjustment levels.

The actual photograph I applied Find Edges filter and then overlaid with Bonnie’s new texture and used it several times at different blending modes and opacities. It is a bit of a pun about the quote, there are three birds at different levels, so one has to wait to step up the ladder (sorry).

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Photo Art Friday – Black and White

Bonnie’s challenge was to play with black and white this week, I am always constantly surprised by the effects that occur when you play around with programs. I use Lightroom4 and PSE10 which does not have channel mixers etc, but I do have a plug in from Elements+. I was reading several articles on converting colour images to black and white and there was mention of the Split Channels (red, green and blue) and how you can utilize these channels. So I have been playing around. The first image of the ornamental grass from my garden is of the blue channel with pdpa Cool Breeze texture at Blending mode – Multiply 100% opacity.

This second image is of a red rose (sadly my roses are coming to an end), I have used the red channel with pdpa Mother Love texture.

 Also I was playing with the RAW features of my camera and love it when you edit in Lightroom.

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Tutorial Tuesday – Vintage Polaroid

This week’s tutorial is to take a photograph and convert to a vintage polaroid image. I have taken a photograph from October’s collection of a visit to my sisters in Goolwa.

Goolwa Ferry

The technique with image was to add different colours at different blending modes and opacity.

This image was edited using the suggested tutorial.

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Photo Art Friday – Bokeh

Bonnie’s challenge was to play with bokeh etc this week.,

Bugle Hut School

Recipe:

L1. Golden Bokeh (Normal Blending)

L2. School House (Normal Blending)

L3. Golden Bokeh (Normal Blending) brushed out bokeh on building.

L4. Monet Skies (Overlay Blending) brushed out some texture on building and sky.

Bokeh Pears

Pears photographed on white paper adjustments made in Lightroom and a soft pink filter applied, then  Golden Bokeh applied.

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Tutorial Tuesday – Conversion to Black and White

This week’s tutorial is to convert a colour photograph to black and white, I used two methods one to convert image to black and white in Lightroom, play with the highlights and blacks.

This second one is altered in PSE10 by first adding a Hue and Saturation Adjustment level with no alterations, then adding a second H/S Adjustment Level and sliding the Saturation slider all the way to the left. The next step was to select the second layer change the blending mode to Colour and then move the Hue slider until you have the effect you want, in this step the Hue is working on the black and whites from the 3rd layer.

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