Photography

12 Apr 2011

the Photoshop CS5 manual got printed

the Photoshop CS5 manual got printed

I teach (voluntary) Photoshop at the LPC (Larissa Photography Club) - pixel.fll.gr (the course's webpage). The course is curated by me and the title is "Pixel Essentials". The goal is to teach photographers the Photoshop GUI and tools and how to use them for essential  (+ some advanced) photographic procedures. From this year, I also added a small number of lessons about Digital Assets Management, color profiles and Photoshop alternatives (GIMP).

12 Apr 2011

f/stop Dial Wristband

my f/stop Dial Wristband

Artists may wear their hearts on their sleeve but now photographers can wear their art on their wrist with these new f/stop bracelets custom created by Photographic.ly.

I got mine! Two coloured and one B/W. They are beautiful. Everyone at fll.gr want one too... :)

23 Jan 2011

I am Flesh

I am Flesh - Roger Weiss

I am Flesh (video) by Roger Weiss

Each image is composed of 47.244 x 32.864 pixels per inch, equivalent to 400 x 278 cm printable area at 300dpi, while for reasons of better perception – the works will be executed as 230 x 160 cm True Giclee Fine Art Prints protected under plexiglass.

17 Dec 2010

Help-Portrait - 03 Dec 2011

Help-Portrait

I missed it, but definitely not next year. Be part of it, it's a great idea nicely implemented. Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers using their time, gear and expertise to give back to those in need. I emphasized some words in their introduction article.

I also, have to mention the Help-Portrait excellent video promotion:

03 Dec 2010

Nine Eyes of Google Street View

Nine Eyes of Google Street View - Jon Rafman

Google Street View was launched in May 2007 to allow our users to explore the world through images. At the time, coverage was limited to just five U.S. cities.

The feature provides users 360° horizontal and 290° vertical panoramic street level views within Google Maps. Google collects these images using special cameras and equipment that capture and match images to a specific location using GPS devices. Once the images are captured, they are "sewn" together to create a 360° panorama. Faces and license plates are blurred before the panorama images are served and become viewable in Google Maps.

2009 and here comes Jon Rafman’s essay on Google Street View. http://9eyes.tumblr.com/

10 Jul 2010

Pacific Star II

The balloon was launched at 5:37pm (PST) from Oxnard, CA and reached an altitude of 125,000 feet snapping photos and recording video along the way. The balloon burst, the parachute deployed, and the payload floated down for 35 minutes, landing near an old olive orchard Northeast of Santa Paula.

10 May 2010

Guide To All Photoshop CS4 Tools

This is a detailed summary of the Photoshop tools palette with a description of each tools functions and shortcuts. Great for those starting out in Photoshop CS4.

07 May 2010

Reverse Image Search

Do you ever wanted to find a photograph's subject, to see where else is posted on the internet, to find out that someone else had used/re-posted your photograph, to search for similar photos, to ... etc etc

Reverse Image Search is the answer and four web-gui (websites) software are already here to serve you.

01 May 2010

the Digital Bleach Bypass

the Digital Bleach Bypass

In addition to the previous post, we will examine how to "bleach bypass" in Photoshop.

Bleach bypass, also known as skip bleach or silver retention, is an optical effect which entails either the partial or complete skipping of the bleaching function during the processing of a color film. By doing this, the silver  is retained in the emulsion along with the color dyes. The result is a black and white image over a color image. The images usually would have reduced saturation and exposure latitude, along with increased contrast and graininess. It usually is used to maximal effect in conjunction with a one-stop underexposure.

29 Apr 2010

the Digital Cross Processing

the Digital Cross Processing

I was the Cinematographer (Director of Photography) of the "This is Jazz" video clip. One thought on the general visual feeling/filter was the cross processing.

Cross processing (sometimes abbreviated to Xpro) is the procedure of deliberately processing photographic film in a chemical solution intended for a different type of film. The effect was discovered independently by many different photographers often by mistake in the days of C-22 and E-4.

But we are on the digital era. How to achieve a cross processing effect in Photoshop?