Monday, May 11, 2015

Assessment Task 2: Hero Shots

The mandelbrot set mathematical function suggests a mind blowing chocolate experience.

The light-driven electronic circuit suggests an efficient government

Sky's the limit for your golf skill development with Weymouth Links

The raw ferocity of the Tasmanian Devil is captured in this full screen shockwave

A different place for every kind of archetype, everyone loves their home.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Assessment Task 1: Populating a Web Page Wireframe

I wanted a little more area to work in; higher res, so I expanded the original to 2000 pixel width

Task12: Capturing Motion

In the absence of compelling subjects or quality imaging equipment I have opted to capture on-screen motion.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Task 11: png transparency

As you can see, the logo itself is very basic. I just used the gradient tool and filled a text selection.

Task 10: Backgrounds for the web

The photo is very important in painting a picture of the role of the charity fund that the site promotes.

Joe Rogan's in your face style of new media discussion is perfectly exemplified in this close up image,

Louis CK, my favourite comic. I like this image. Having a lower saturation level in the background image really makes the foreground pop.

This is an overwritten version of the repeating single line background

This is my tiled background. Basically I just created a mirror image vertically and horizontally, and just used a clone in the centre. When using tiled backgrounds, you need to be conscious of how the edges will marry up against each other.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Task 9

Using separate photos to create a collage with shape and layer effects. Pin light and Vivid light respectively. 

png24 725k

jpg 141k

gif 328k

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Task 8: jpg compression

Ok, so I was asked to talk about why these two photographs would have a different filesize, given that they have the same number of pixels, ostensibly taken by the same camera.

Even though they have the same number of pixels, they have differing volumes of colour information. In the top photo, there are many different colours, blues, terracotta, beige, green, it runs the full gamut of the rainbow, but in the bottom picture, the vast majority of the space in the picture is a very discrete colour palette; less unique colours are required to make up the image.

To demonstrate this effect, I have taken two photos of my own.

This is a shot of the road and nature strip in a suburban area near Hobart.

This is simply the tripod I use for a webcam in my room
The top photograph is nearly double the data size of the bottom, due to the multitude of colours required, and the way that jpg compressions pares down a colour palette to its barest elements. The bottom shot has at root only two actual hues, the rest is merely lightsourcing.

In regard to the kind of photo that would best suit the citycar, and keep the filesize as small as possible (a white car) we would want to capitalise on the colours already in use.

One of two approaches would work well. Firstly, you could simply take any detailed photo and desaturate and raise contrast to give it a black and white background, which will scarcely vary from the existing palette. The other option would be to go for an overcast sky and a stretch of road, greys and whites. An unsuitable image to use would be one in which you had perhaps some sort of tropical or garden environment, where you have a multitude of bright colours. The more colours needed, the larger the data size will be.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Task 7: combining images

Might have been able to get a more interesting and wider angle shot with an assistance, and a digital camera, but this is the best I could manage with a webcam.

Task 6: Removing artefacts

So I thought I would have a little fun with this one. Firstly, I took Kathy's car and removed the bollard and chain, and added a bulldozer blade instead. Then, I dropped it into a construction site scene, with a smaller mask to create the illusion that it might be a more natural part of the shot. I've included a low saturation background version to highlight the main prop.

It seems that for some reason I didn't save the assets or PSD, so to cover up the cars visible in the window I've kind of cheated and just used a desturation and paint effect to mimic lighting.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Task 5: Tonal Correction

The original, the sun was high and bright, nice balance of lighting (given the low grade camera)

Scaled back the colour a little, slightly crushing the blacks in the process.

Original shot in low light. The camera tries to compensate, and the sky is flooded by light

changed the character of the shot to reflect a slightly surreal scene, a warmer shot (added a slightly opaque colour layer)

Addendum: I captured many many shots trying to get some half decent detail to work with but my equipment is just not up to the task. Instead tried to demonstrate an understanding of tonal correction.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Task 4: cropping

1: Emphasis

In the original, the lamp seems to be the fucus, but
zooming into the vitamin bottle changes the character.

2: Shifting off Centre

Shifting the car off centre reduces the evident claustrophobia of the original

3: Reorient Vertical

Switching this shot changes it into a real Buy/Sell type image

4: Rule of Thirds

The original already feels a little chaotic due to the angled nature,
but repositioning the subject into a 'thirds' position makes it a little more interesting.

5: logo placement

Incorporating the company logo requires a little space.

5: perspective shift

Rectangles make for nice and clear perspective shifts.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Learning task 3: Flatbed scanning

This seemed to be a pretty cool way to create an image and I really hadn't messsed around with it before. I liked the image so much I decided to throw it up as a background. (I had to slightly drop the quality in order to come within the boundaries of what blogger allows).

Trying to convey an image of a rock concert, getting cd's signed etc.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Here are the two shots in their original size. Nostalgia for me because playing games with friends is a part of my youth, and perhaps some other people too.
2592 x 1936 2.65 mb

2592 x 1936 2.45mb

518 x 387  50kb

518 x 387 54kb