Thursday, July 31, 2014

Assignment #8

 10 Different Artistic Functions

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Assignment #7

1. List photo-editing software:

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 - support is offered at While this is an older version of Photoshop it still suits my purposes. 
  • Picasa by Google- A lot of times I just need to do very basic things like lightening a picture, clearing up a blemish, or softening a wrinkle. Picasa can do it and since I use it for viewing and organizing my photos, I don't have to jump from program to program. 
2. Lighten a Dark Picture

3. Rotate and Resize a Picture



4. Trim and Paste
Darth Cole and the dogs touring Paris

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Assignment #6

6-1 Panoramic


  •  Play With the Horizon Line

  • Unusual Atmospherics

  • Reflections

  • Unexpected Angles

  • Shadows

  • Pattern

  • The Unusual

Assignment #5

5-1 Lenses
When I first got my camera all I could think about was getting a bigger lens to shoot pictures of my son playing soccer. My little Nikon D3100 can only handle so much lens and my son is a senior so is my need for a longer lens is waning. I would now like to focus on the small. I would like a macro lens. Sitting with a small object and working to get the right angel and lighting is fun. I want to capture detail. The second lens I am interested in obtaining is a 35mm f/1.8 lens so I can take some more low light pictures.

5-2 Red Eye
I had a lot of issues trying to get red-eye or pet eye.

For some reason this picture keeps uploading with less impressive violet eye

5-3 Flash Fill

5-4 Close-up
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Attempts at Red-Eye/Pet Eye