For the past few weeks I have been working on a series of photos for my digital photography class. The assignment was pretty wide open, but one option was a photojournalism series of nine photos. I decided to do a series about rock wall climbing. Basically the nine photos show the process of going on a climb. Here are two from the series:
Lighting was a huge challenge for this series. I used my 50mm lens because I knew I would need a low f-stop. I am also using a pretty high ISO. These images are HDR images, processed using Photomatix. After that, I put them in Photoshop and put a gradient mask on them. I did that because I found the color in the originals was pretty distracting. I also did noise reduction and sharpening in Photoshop.
For the assignment the prints are about 15×10. I am turning in the assignment today, so wish me luck.