Archives for the month of: January, 2013
007|365 In Between Moments by Terry Schmidbauer
007|365 In Between Moments, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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As the couple was collecting them for their portrait, I took noticed of this moment and I snapped off this picture. It wasn’t until I started to really look at this photo that I discovered what a beautiful picture this was. There’s something honest and authentic about this image that could never be captured while someone is trying to pose. I love the slight twist of the woman’s body and the way her legs are intertwined around the man’s giving them a connection. The rim lighting is beautiful without being over powering and really helps bring the viewer’s eye to the focal point of the image.
I had a difficult time developing this image because I couldn’t decide on how I wanted it to look. In the end, I just tried to get out of the way and let the photo speak for itself.

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006|365 A Little Tricky by Terry Schmidbauer
006|365 A Little Tricky, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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In developing this I wanted to reflect what I saw when I captured the scene as realistically as possible. There’s really nothing special about the composition, it’s just some repeating 3×4 rectangles. But it was the color of the lighting that was a little tricky. The inside of the office was lit with incandescent lighting which gave it a yellow cast and the outside was lit by sunlight which is more neutral. So I had to alter the overall white balance to a cloudy setting to give the image an overall yellow cast. Then, in the color sliders, I reduced the saturation on just the yellow channel. I finished it off by adding some split toning to the entire image to even out the color range overall. It turned out to be a nice, quiet image.

006|365 A Little Tricky by Terry Schmidbauer
006|365 A Little Tricky, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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In developing this I was wanted to get as close as I could to what I saw when I shot it. There’s really nothing special about the composition, it’s just a lot of 3×4 rectangles. The color of the lighting was a little tricky because the inside of the office was lit with incandescent lighting which gave it a yellow cast. I had to alter the overall white balance to cloudy to give the frame and overall yellow cast and then in the color sliders, I reduced the saturation on just the yellow channel. I finished it off by adding some split toning to the entire image to even out color range overall. It turned out to be a nice, quiet image.

005|365 Formations by Terry Schmidbauer
005|365 Formations, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I saw this curled snow formation while hiking in the Cascades and thought it would be a great focal point for a high key, abstract image. I only had a point and shoot with me so the development process is somewhat limited. But I did have some fun using the brush tool either bring areas forward or recess them.

004|365 Adding Layers by Terry Schmidbauer
004|365 Adding Layers, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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This was shot as a stock photography image that wasn’t accepted by my agency. Not sure why but I really like the overall feeling of this image. I developed it to look like Kodak Porta 400 film. From what I’ve read, Kodak Porta 400 is a very forgiving color 35mm film and is great for digital shooters going back and experimenting with film again. I just added a Minolta Alpha 7 film camera to my Alpha system so I’ve been spending time becoming familiar with all of the film types still available. I’ve never shot “color” film with the seriousness that I have for photography today so this will be a great experience. Just experimenting with all the different film types available today is going to add another layer to my knowledge base. I don’t have any intention of giving up my digital cameras with this new addition but some film types will no longer be available as time goes on so this is a great chance to get to know them before they fade away.

003|365 Oppositions by Terry Schmidbauer
003|365 Oppositions, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I just wanted to follow up yesterday’s post with the color version. I feel both works well and I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. This color one keeps the simplicity of two opposing shapes, the land and sky but I choose a version from two clicks earlier where the figures have their backs to each other. This supports the two opposing forces theme.

2|365 Continuations by Terry Schmidbauer
2|365 Continuations, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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What caught my eye in this image was how the clouds actually continue the curve of the path. This is really a great compositional device that I don’t stumble on very often so I just had to take the photo. The couple on the ridge was actually my models for the day and they were just taking a break from shooting. Also, this was taken near Bodega Bay in Northern California. This was the area where the film “The Birds” was shot.

1|365 Starting a New Journey by Terry Schmidbauer
1|365 Starting a New Journey, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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It happens every year, you have to get used to writing a new number and you make commits to yourself to improve your life. Well, I have a great feeling about what the future holds for Michele and me in the coming year. I don’t have the energy (or the time) to take on another P365 where I take a new photo each day for a year but I am going to make it a goal to process and write a new entry each day. I invite you to follow my blog at schmedia.wordpress.com/