March 23, 2015
March 18, 2015
|My Love Is Blue. David Hayes, 2015.|
Intrigued by air bubble in the top ice cube I went to work on this image. Two ice cubes, a large dose of the app "iColorama" and a touch of "Snapseed" and I had My Love Is Blue.
March 16, 2015
March 13, 2015
|Celestial. David Hayes, 2015.|
One last image from my "lightbulb series". Celestial was shot using my iPhone 6 camera app and processed with the apps Handy Photo and Laminar Pro. I've posted a short tutorial on how I created this image over at "The Woven Tale Press". Here's the link to take you there:Celestial
March 11, 2015
|Brown Bulb (v3). David Hayes, 2015.|
This time I applied Kim's "Lazy Day" preset and touched up the Saturation. I do like how this preset worked with the amber bulb as well as the background...so my vote goes with this version.
March 9, 2015
Version 2 has the "Breathe" preset applied and I did some adjustment to Saturation after applying the preset. Makes it look a bit dreamy...
|Three Up (v3). David Hayes, 2015.|
This final version has the "Breathe" preset removed and the "Hazy Day" applied. Again, I adjusted the Saturation. A bit of sepia/vintage look....
While I like all three it's Version 1 that gets my vote at the moment!
March 6, 2015
It has been my pleasure to recently become a part of the community of artists at The Woven Tale Press. This is a community of people - writers, photographers, artists - brought together by a diverse editorial group who offer a "collection of eclectic culling of the creative web." In addition to regular member posts, they publish a monthly e-magazine "to highlight the blog post otherwise buried in a blogger's archives; the painting or photograph from an artist's site worthy of greater focus than its singular web page; the innovative, the funny, the offbeat."
I am quite excited to share the fact that in the just issued March issue that I have a multi-page feature of some of my latest still-life images. I am also excited by the fact that in this very same issue my friend, Amy Duncan of Four Corner Designs, has two of her digital collages featured!
March 5, 2015
March 4, 2015
|Duaflex (v2). David Hayes, 2015.|
In this version I opened the image in Photoshop and applied the Simple Set #1 texture which was also supplied by Kim for this lesson. I like how it darkens the image just a tad, bringing out the shadows a bit more.
March 3, 2015
March 2, 2015
|Knowledge (v1). David Hayes, 2015|
This stack of books is from a more elaborate still life I set up in my living room over the week to take advantage of the sunlight streaming through our front blinds. The most recent Be Still 52 prompt had us working with more depth-of-field and falling off activities...and the results from that I'll share in a latter post. For now...I wanted to share these two versions of the books I shot with my iPhone6. This first version was then processed using the app, "Perfect B&W".
|Knowledge (v2). David Hayes, 2015.|
I used the app, "Laminar Pro" for this second version. Hard to say which one I like the best. Perhaps the second over the first...
February 25, 2015
February 23, 2015
February 22, 2015
Pears have always been a subject of artists and photographers. Their skin and curves seem to attract many artists, including myself. Four Lovelies is my most recent study of pears this time shot with my iphone native camera app and processed with the iphoneography apps Distressed FX and a touch of Snapseed.
Let’s begin with the source image taken with my iphone 6 camera. I shot this using natural light against a white background in my kitchen. Looking at this image I immediately like how the light played along the curves of each of the four pears.
Opening the app Distressed FX, I picked the “Finch” filter in the top row which gave the image a nice late afternoon glow.
Moving to the second row of filters, I then used “Broken” as I wanted to give the image a vintage painterly look. This filters has a great texture feel to it!
Time for a bit of tweaking! Clicking on the “Adjustment” icon in the right hand corner, I then adjusted the Contrast, Brightness, and Color Palate using the slider bars. This helped pull out more of the shadows and details. I then saved this version to my camera roll and moved to Snapseed.
Here’s what I have so far.
If you’ve never used the app Snapseed, I would highly recommend that you get it for your toolbox. Not only does it have some great effects but also it is my go-to “finishing” app when I want to quickly add a bit of polish to my images.
Opening the image in Snapseed, I used the “Tune Image” feature to fine tune the image’s contrast and saturation.
I normally don’t add “Frames” to my images, but this one just seemed to need one! So…I went to the “Frame” menu and picked “Frame 10”. Perfect!
The finished image, Four Lovelies. In five quick steps…can’t beat that!!