Photos and Photo Manipulation
I walk every day, and do not resist taking all too many photos. My phone camera is always with me. So I have hundred of photos and photo manipulation is at hand in my desktop software. Some of my photos I enjoy and save as taken, or only slightly corrected. Many are inadequate, and are deleted. A great many are treated to a bit of digital manipulation before I determine their fate!
My phone has a good camera, and sometimes I take a really nice photo. I have added a new photo album to my online art gallery that features a few of these. These are either untouched photos or photos that have been just slightly corrected. I may adjust the horizon line to be level, or brighten the picture a bit. Now that I have selected some photos that I am proud of, I want to share them.
Below are a handful of simple photos taken in the past 18 months. You can find more of my less adulterated(!) photos in a new album in my online photo gallery.
But I take many photos with digital magic in mind. I don’t use most of the automatic transformations offered in my photo editing software. However there is one effect I rely on heavily. I find that some images that appear dull initially, are transformed into something beautiful by particular manipulations. Usually the effect is only one step in a long process. I use layers to select, adjust, and alter to make the manipulated image satisfying. You can see all too many of these transformed photos online in my album New Digital Media.
Sometimes I cannot work on my various mixed media art projects. But photos and photo manipulation are an option in any weather. Photography is an enterprise that I pursue whenever I have use of my phone and my computer.