6.1.17 – 8.30.17

It’s been awhile since my last update. Still taking pictures, just taking three or four times as long to upload them. It’s been a busy summer from start to finish, but it’s time to finally get all of these photos logged onto my blog. Some of these photos date back to February and March of 2017, however, most are from June through August.

It’s been an eventful summer from a road trip  through the Midwest with the destination of Chicago, IL to meeting my nephew for the first time to landing dead center in the 2017 lunar eclipse path of totality. It’s definitely been one of the more eventful year’s of my life – which is not saying much – and looking through these photos serves as a good reminder as to why I should keep documenting as much as I can.

Before this last photo batch, I never viewed any of my images on a mobile device. What I noticed though is a bit of a bummer: I lean heavy on the red when I saturate my photos. As as result of my lead-red foot, everyone appears more red on a phone. On my computer screen it’s all good, but not so much on mobile.

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Michael Close-up

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JaydenRipley's

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Lunar Eclipse

 

Film, Photography, Charlotte, North Carolina, Snow Day, 2017

2017

After getting some advice on color saturation, I watched a few tutorials and tested out what I learned. I didn’t realize I’ve been using saturation techniques already, but I’d only been affecting all the color levels. The tutorials helped me understand what colors are prominent in my images and where.  From there, it’s made easier to adjust the color play to my focal point. Thanks, Derek.


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Atlanta, GA, film, photography, NFC Divisional Round, Falcons,

1.14.17

These were taken during the NFC Divisional Round Playoff match up between the Falcons and Seahawks. This is the last season the Falcons will take the field in Georgia Dome, and that Sunday was the potential last game. It wasn’t.

My framing is getting better, but now I have to learn to edit my photos. Specifically in terms of playing with desaturation effects and learning to draw to an image focal point using color.

The image of the young boy looking into the fountain is my favorite photo of 2017. I can’t imagine the height of his curiosity at this point in my life, but I’m sure I’ve shared a similar moment.

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