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02 October 2010 @ 05:08 pm
Photos and photoshop... throwing some ideas  
So, spring begun here in Brazil. With the change of season, my friends - as usual - get together to the Sarau.

This year I was in charge of photographs, replacing the organizer's brother (an actual professional photographer). Big shoes to fill and all...

Lot's of encouraging words later (and the go ahead to use photoshop to my hearts content) I ended up with a few okay photos (one or two good, lots of crappy and none great). But this has been inspiring to say the least.

I ended up making some collages and, mainly, adding a vintage look to all the photos... I worked with colors from scratch and I ended up kinda pleased with myself for the result... I'll share this as a first tutorial on my graphic journal pretty soon... Don't know how detailed it will be, because writing isn't something I do very well unless truly inspired... XD

Current Mood: artisticartistic
Diego: I'll be watching youdiek09 on October 2nd, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
I think that you've done a very well job for being the first time you're asked to be a photographer, and great to know you were allowed to use Photoshop :)

Did you achieve that colouring by using an exclusion layer? :D
haruechan: Kavan Smithharuechan on October 2nd, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
I'm starting to think the exclusion layer is my trade mark... XD
I'm a sucker for it, in icons and photos... Though I've changed my coloring style on my most recent icons...

And thank you for commenting! I'm really uncertain with this photography stuff, so much yet to learn... I still need a lot of practice... and I really need a new set of lens. XD
Diego: lorne_1diek09 on October 2nd, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
Do they read poetry in this event too? It must be really interesting as for going.

Do you celebrate it every year in the same date? I'm thinking about going, as I love this kind of events! :D

And why a new set of lens, BTW?
haruechan: Jewel Staite - Angelharuechan on October 2nd, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, they do! Poetry, music, performance (though those are rare). I always read some poetry and play (piano).

And though I'm not good with Spanish, my friend (and organizer) speaks it pretty well... So you're more than welcome to come! XD We never had an international guest before... XD

We celebrate four times a year, on the beginning of every season... So this one was the Spring Sarau... next one will be the Summer Sarau and the date will be decided somewhere this month, probably...

And the lens, because I need more zoom! I only have a 18-55mm... and my next buy will be a 55-200mm (the bigger the number, the greater the zoom).
Diego: kellerdiek09 on October 2nd, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
So, I may have to write some Spanish poetry to share there, and would love to hear you playing the piano, I'm sure you're pretty good! :D

Tell me for the next year!