Canon Powershot ELPH 320 HS, Photo Challenges, Photo Editing, Photography

Travel Theme: Illuminated

This week for the travel theme illuminated, you will have to humor me because the traveling I am talking about is in my mind.  I started a new semester this week, so here is my desk as I am trying to illuminate my mind with Photoshop:

ISO 800 4mm 0ev f/2.7 1/50

ISO 800 4mm 0ev f/2.7 1/50

To take this image I used my Canon PowerShot.  I chose my point and shoot because I wanted to try a few of the creative settings it has to see if I could tell a story using one of the settings.  The settings I tried before this one were fisheye and toy camera. Neither struck my imagination.  Then I decided to use the setting which lets you choose one accent color and the rest of the image is rendered in black and white.  I knew the accent color I wanted was green.  I wanted to pick up the file that I was working on, the dinosaurs in my screen saver, the textbook, and a hint of the photo that is sitting on the desk.  Because that is a lot to look at, I think it is important that the rest of the image is black and white.

I did choose to blow out the background by having a lot of light behind the desk.  Do you like that effect?  What so you think of the use of the single color green?

I’d also like to know that my awesome screen background was created by The Queen Creative and a link to a blog about that background can be found here.

For those of you who stop by on a regular basis, I would like to let you know that I got an A in the first semester of this class and I’d like to say thanks to all of you who wished me luck and encouraged me through the semester.

Cheers!

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Canon 50D, Design, Photography

Launch

I am back in school (again) this fall.  Someday, I will figure out what I want to be when I grow up.  For now, I am in a Digital Media certificate program with Digital Photography as an emphasis.  Because, like most people, I have a lot going on in my life, I am going part time.  I am taking two classes this semester, Design I and Digital Photography.  Here is a photo of my first design project, it is called “launch”:

We were each given a word, mine was launch.  Then we had to cut 25 quarter inch strips of construction paper which we were to use on an 8×8 square to represent our word.  I didn’t use all 25 strips.  Lesson 1: exact cutting is a lot harder than it looks.

Cheers!

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