Do you want to upload an image on the Internet and the image size is too big?
Winter has definitely arrived for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere. For many, this is an excellent time to spend more time editing their photos. Others enjoy taking on the challenge of taking their cameras out into the winter wonderland to capture the snowy scene into a fantastic photograph. I love getting outside and taking photos of a magical scene just has just been draped in a blanket of snow. And there are no mosquitoes here in Ontario!
Hello all! Welcome back, Happy New Year! I figured we'd get back into some photography related blogs! Let's talk a little bit about editing. What is it? What does it do? Is all editing the same? How do we edit an image? Is editing necessary?
To filter or not to filter (or how much to filter) is a serious question to ask oneself when taking photos that you hope will ultimately be of some interest to the viewer. I consider myself to be very good at taking appealing “natural-like” selfies without extreme filterage. But, I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I’d (usually) rather look at a photo absent of red eyes and blurry objects.
Over the past five years I’ve developed a love for photography. I may not take as many pictures as I would like to, and fewer yet end up online, but those that I do post I am quite proud of.
Shot on iPhone has become a “thing” on social media and with mobile photography, so I figured i’d take a shot (pun intended). Luckily I have the iPhone XS Max, which captures amazing photos, especially with portrait mode activated. I wrapped up a photoshoot with Nicole, a fashion blogger from Leesburg, VA, and thought it would be a good idea to capture some photos on the iPhone too. Below are a few shots I took of her on the iPhone XS Max. This is no way a review on the app at all, but just a big high five really. I have so much fun creating on it, and wanted to share some of my thoughts.
Photography, as an art form, has seen many evolutions over the years. Far from the days of splicing film reels together, we've now entered an era of photo editing with such advanced tools that the possibilities are truly endless—almost too far in respects to Adobe Photoshop, my Photojournalism Professor would argue. While a part of me may have to agree with his "too far" sentiment, I must also admit that another part of me can only marvel in the endless special effects that we have at our disposal.
Because video stories are processed 60,000 times faster by the human brain, photographers and artists are using animation to tell their stories both as previews for social media and finished art.
When my friend Garred Perronie and I had first performed a photo shoot with us as the subjects to model, I created a video to put in my vlog (AKA a video blog; in "I GOT POWERS" a vlog on my channel). As I finished I made a promise to myself, that I would continue to push more content out, while challenging myself to learn more techniques with my camera, and in post production editing. Now I have a Panasonic LUMIX G7, and ever since I bought it, I've fallen in love with it, as if it were my first. As cinematographers say "your first camera is always the best one no matter how old it gets."
Finally, after finding what I've been chasing most my life, I'm willing to dedicate my time, effort, and comfort to achieving this dream. The dream of becoming one of the most well known filmmakers in the world. This goal in mind, I'm 19, broke, living with my parents, trying to run a company, not going to college, and working a job that I gotta do to make money (stereotypical story you hear from any aspiring dreamer). With my dedication I've managed to say "F#$% You" to my excuses, and push as hard as I can at this ambition. This film above, Garred and I captured these videos about 20 minutes each, along with the three hours of taking pictures. Each clip in the video had to be redone, due to me messing up on my organic transitions. So we had to go back to each street corner to capture them twice over. The reason why this is relevant to pushing limits is because in the middle of filming it began to snow, as it had snowed earlier that same day. In the first shot you can actually see the snow fall; if you look closely enough.
Instagram is one of the hottest social media platforms today, and it's kicked off a pretty intense competition to see who can have the most glamorous Instagram account.