I heard on Clark Howard a few weeks ago that Consumer Reports claimed that Costco has the best widely available vanilla ice cream. That seemed like a worthwhile thing to test, especially with another niece coming to visit for her Golden Ticket trip. So we collected several big brands and the three of us tried them (several times).
When we had friends over for dinner and games, we ran out of time taking pictures to do both high key and low key photos of everyone. I thought it would be neat to process a couple of the high key images with a grungy/sports style. It was hit and miss but worked out really well for a couple. I still like the low key combo better but this reminds me of stuff I’ve seen on movie posters or promo material for Game of Thrones.
Flip-flopping from the lighting and processing style shown in this article, I wanted to try a very dark low key look where the faces appear to just be emerging from blackness. The catchlights are intended to look otherworldly and dangerous. The processing emphasizes a toughness found in sports photos. I’m very happy with the results.
In the days of my youth I collected movie posters. Not to the same extent as comic books but when I saw a really cool image or I really loved the movie, I’d try my best to track down a copy. Since it was pre-internet, finding the things could be a real challenge. It helped that I had friends who were really interested in this stuff. In fact, one was a movie poster designer for many years.
You can do so much (anything you can imagine?) to a photo using programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. I guess because I think about this stuff a lot I just assume it is well known to everyone, but I am reminded from time to time that this just isn’t so.
We were having folks over for dinner and board games which meant one thing for me: photography models! I wanted to try my hand at some high key photography.
I was lucky enough to get a pass to a practice day at TPC this year. I’ve been out there several times and it is always fun. I’m not a golf fanatic but walking around the beautifully manicured environment there is so peaceful and pleasant. If you ever get the opportunity, I recommend that you go.
For Easter, we went and visited my brother’s family at their new cabin. It was a great place to hide eggs (only one snake found during the hunt) and I thought it might be a chance to test out my new reflector. Continue reading