Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Head Project

Very excited! My application to participate in The Head Project has been accepted. For those of you who are not flickr addicts like me and haven't come across The Head Project, the basic jist is you get mailed a head and you take interesting photos of it and submit it to the project, then you mail the head to the next person. The Head Project Website puts it in slightly more academic terms:

The Head Project is a work of worldwide collaborative fiction. It is an ongoing experiment in social behavior, perception and creativity. It is an attempt to document the journey of seemingly inanimate objects as well as the lives of the artists and individuals involved through the use of photographs, videos, blogs or any other form of creative media. It is a testament to the power of the human spirit and the drive to connect with others on a global scale through the creative process.

So my head will arrive in the next couple of months. Some of the photos taken so far are pretty damn good, so I need the time to come up with some good ideas! If you have any, let me know!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sometimes all you want to do is hide in a big tree....

I think this tree is incredible! Serious lack of commenting on my recent photos... how can i improve if I don't know what I'm doing wrong :-(

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Escape: Part 2

Continued from Part One.

Here's How...

1. Find a maze (I found the Malborough Maze in Blenheim Palace)

2. Take photos in maze

I dressed up for the occasion in what could best be described as gypsy-meets-hippy-meets-pre raphelite-meets-lady-in-waiting from the TV series 'The Tudors'. I got some funny looks but very nice comments about "my outfit" from three old men and the lad behind the checkout in tescos on my way home :-)

3. Take photo of cat (don't take cat to maze)

4. Bung all into photoshop
I used the extract tool to extract me and Mali and place within the maze. I had to play a lot with the exposure, curves, levels, and contrast and brightness of the different layer to get the lighting similar then I used Michelle Black's 'Even out and contrast' and 'Cool down' filters as a starting point to bring all the colours together. I played with the render lighting effect for "moody darkness", and used a slight orton-method to combine all three images even more and get the dreamy effect. About 2 hours work in total.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Nearly a winner

My clown shot entered for the DPO competition on costumes was first runner up! :-) See the other winning entries here