16 March 2009

happy birthday super-hero painter!
















austin kennedy, photographer









6 comments:

Paolo Rivera said...

Thanks, Mom! I can't believe I used to use that palette.

virginia said...

i almost added: "picture a wacom tablet and stylus instead of a palette and brush."

happy birthday!

stay tuned for another post...

Bix said...

HB!

I like the B&W. It probably would have been too colorfully distracting otherwise?

virginia said...

probably, with all the oil paint colors.

that was taken a few years ago, with "real" B&W film. the photographer took photos of young "creatives", and gave each artist a couple of prints.

creating B&W from digital color can be done via channel mixer in monochrome (photoshop), or de-saturating...

Jeff said...

A loosely related note re. B&W from digital color: I've gotten some interesting effects depending on where in the process desaturation is done. Contrary to my initial assumptions, desaturating an image before (for example) adjusting contrast, white balance or etc. often yields different results than desaturation after such operations.

While this phenomenon may be well known to professional photographers or artists — or to habitual Photoshoppers at large — I mention it here for the benefit of the (how you say?) nuevo digital camerati.

virginia said...

thanks. i'm still discovering all the possibilities, and i also use Levels to tweak. you are right about the sequence of operations yielding different results. i usually play with saturation in the hue/sat window rather than just hitting de-saturate.

paolo showed me channel mixer a couple of years ago, for the mosquito lagoon photos. swiss-miss, listed in my picture category, has great tutorials or links to tutorials for photoshop.


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