Thursday, November 18, 2010
PHOTOGRAPHY: applying it to your author photos, etc.
Libby has become quite interested in photography as of late. She's gotten herself a new gig (go Libby!) writing and photo taking and asked for some pointers on how to take good shots. As some of you may know, I love photography. In school at RISD I toyed with the idea of making that my major. In fact, during photo classes, I was urged to switch majors. I didn't, however, but sometimes I wonder what if.
Gone are the days of the dark room and with it are some major losses. Especially when it comes to B&W photography. But the coolest things are cropping up for ipod and iphones in the form of applications. I just found a few new ones. One is called SwankoLab, where you can "mix" your own chemicals and come up with different combinations and looks for your photos. I think this is great for B&W stuff! Unfortunetely, this app will not let you keep high res photos and it changes them to 72 dpi, which is kind of useless. It's a start, though.
I was stuck at the doctor's office for over a hour yesterday getting an IV treatment so I had lots of time to play with this new app. Here are some of my creations:
The first batch is from my movie photos called "crazy women in the movies," which is a spin off from my painting series.
These are from my "enchanted forrest" series:
These are from my coney island series:
This is from my brooklyn building series
And here we have another application I have found. This is great for fun author photos! It mimics old photo booths! It's called IncrediBooth. And yes, the first strip was taken in the doctor's office. It's a darn good thing he didn't catch me doing it or it could have been embarrassing!
This last shot was mixed with the SwankoLab. It makes nice B&W shots, with or without the aged look.