Thursday, May 27, 2010

Infrared Photography

In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm. Usually an "infrared filter" is used; this lets infrared (IR) light pass through to the camera, but blocks all or most of the visible light spectrum (the filter thus looks black or deep red). - Wikipedia

And so...bla..bla..bla.....for me,Infrared Photography give a sudden impact to our visualization and a dreamy effect ( or I can say..more to surreal kind of image).For this post I'm just want to show a couple of my infrared work, I'm using converted Nikon D60 with 18-55 VR lens and post-processing with Adobe Photoshop CS4.........

Unseen Light

Blue Sky Paradise

What's Dream May Come

Lost In Time

Path Of Loneliness

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Creative Self Portrait

Photo manipulation is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception (in contrast to mere enhancement or correction), through analog or digital means. Its uses, cultural impact, and ethical concerns have made it a subject of interest beyond the technical process and skills involved. - Wikipedia

There are vice versa over this technique especially the bad side, for today I’m just to share this technique for a very good reason. Based on these technique we will make a creative self portrait just for your profile picture that can be used either in Facebook or MySpace.This tutorial based on Japanese Anime “ Naruto Shippuden’s Kage Bunshin No Jutsu or Shadow Clone Jutsu” to create my clone without any help any ninjutsu but just my trusty Adobe Photoshop CS4.There are 2 steps for this technique :-

Step 1 – Photo session

The most important thing the setting, for your camera just used Aperture Priority setting - A for Nikon or Av for Canon the get the same result for both picture.

Tripod is major tools in this technique because we want an accurate picture for both picture.In this setting I’m using my home sofa as a setting.

Photo 1 – I’m reading a magazine

Photo 2 – I’m peeking on “other me”

Step 2 – Photo manipulation

Copy Photo 1 on to Photo 2.

Select Layer Mask

Select Brush Tool to masking image

Start masking the image

Flatten the image

Then, you got the final image


Monday, May 3, 2010

Tanjung Api - Not Just For A "Nasi Minyak"

Last Saturday evening with my boring meter on highest level, I pick-up my gear and heading to Tanjung Api to shoot a couple of picture.Even the place doesn't have any sunset but I tried to captured the fisherman boat that park along the river bank.....before they gone for fishing...what do I get from a 45 minutes of photo session........

Just a normal vertical photo........

and horizontal...............

a touch of cinematic.................

and lastly.......a miniature photography....a lot of things that can we get from one place, depends on your creativity to shift up your ideas and don't afraid to express yourself ..........happy shooting.........

Quotes Of The Day

"We should think of a photographer as a Samurai who makes rituals, moves and gestures in order to develop his techniques and his instinct." - Alex Majoli