Well, yeah, it really is Photoshop for tablet, with limited control. Check out the details and for just $10, it may be worthwhile! Hey, as long as you get away from Instagram’s filters, I am all for it.
You may have a child of your own, but when they’re sleeping, the last thing you’re thinking of is photographing them in outfits and settings. But you know, every part of life has a hidden opportunity for something amazing, and this is no exception. Adele Enersen decided to take advantage and show the world what her little precious gem may be dreaming about.
I’m going to do this with my pet fish… maybe not.
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New Work: Lara Jade - The Observer Magazine (Cover)
Check out some of our recent work with my friend and colleague, Lara Jade, for The Observer Magazine (Fashion Week special (2012)). For all our friends across the pond in the UK, you may have seen this already.
Everything about the styling, photography, and modeling had great chemistry. Even the small details like the hair styling, with loosely tied up hair, matched the feel of the whole shoot.
Although raw files are far better in regards to manipulating an image even over a 16 bit tiff file, the raw file is a compressed format, while the TIFF file is uncompressed, leading the TIFF files to be way larger.
Check out the conversation. I am sure many people did not know this, and this is for them.
Pictures of Lady Gaga from her First Photoshoot Ever
What do you think about her look then, compared to now? Here’s the story below with the pictures.
We’ve come to know her as Lady Gaga, but before the world tours, “The Fame” or even the dress made of meat, photographer Malgorzata Saniewska knew her simply as her restaurant co-worker, Stefani Germanotta.
In the summer of 2005, Saniewska, who goes by Maggie, happened to be tending bar at the same West Village restaurant where the 19-year-old soon-to-be star worked as a waitress.
Just 24 at the time, Saniewska had moved from her native Poland to the United States two years prior with dreams of becoming a photographer.
But to support herself, “I started working as a bartender,” she recalled. “It was definitely a money thing. I did want to go to school, but I didn’t do research on photography, my focus was to make better money.”
Keeping an eye on her bank account is what drove Saniewska to study accounting, leaving photography to become an amateur pursuit for a while.
She went from taking landscape photos of New York City to setting up her own shoots, with Gaga being among some of her first ones.
"We were colleagues, we didn’t hang out really heavily, but she’s the nicest girl ever. … She’s down-to-earth," Saniewska said. "At that time, she gave me a CD of her first single, and I listened to it and I was really impressed. And she’s a beautiful girl. Based on her looks and her personality I thought (a photo shoot) would be great fun."
Back then, Gaga “played piano and sang. This 19-year-old girl, she was really talented. She didn’t talk about it a lot, (but) she did say that she studied music. … I cannot even explain to you what she sounds like with just a piano, then or now,” Saniewska said. “I offered her the photo shoot, and she said yes right away.”
Gaga had the perfect location in mind: Her parents’ place on the Upper East Side. (CNN has reached out to Lady Gaga’s rep for comment.)
The two young women hopped on a train and headed over there, and set to work creating what Saniewska says became Lady Gaga’s first photo shoot, although Saniewska didn’t know that at the time.
"The house was empty, it was just the two of us," Saniewska said. "I knew she was a singer, so our focus was her and her very first piano. We just hung out in her parents’ living room, and the piano was right by the window."
"She’s a good model, obviously," Saniewska added with a laugh.
Armed with just her first point-and-shoot camera, Saniewska let the intimate shoot unfold organically.
"We had no plan."
"We basically walked into her house, she did hair and makeup, picked out the clothes and we started," she recalled. The lighting was natural: "No strobe lights, nothing special, no tripods," she said. "It was hand-held."
Saniewska, who’s never been formally trained, said she shot around 200 photos that day. After culling through the resulting images, choosing the photos with the best natural lighting, she presented Gaga with a CD of the pictures. The burgeoning singer was happy with them, and used some of the art for her own promotional materials.
Of course, there’s no way Saniewska could have known that the young woman she photographed on a summer day in 2005 would become the international superstar she is today. As a matter of fact, Saniewska says that at first, when she saw her as Lady Gaga, she didn’t recognize her, having been accustomed to her as a long-haired brunette waitress.
Even as Gaga’s fame continued to grow, Saniewska kept those early photos to herself “out of respect,” she said, particularly because she wasn’t in touch with her.
And then, she just so happened to bump into her old colleague in 2010.
"I actually ran into her in the East Village, and she came up to me. She was already Lady Gaga, and we spoke a little, and she leaned on me, and she said in my ear, ‘Did you know that this was my first photo shoot?’ I had no idea," Saniewska said. "She was really excited. From that moment on I figured I could do something about it. And she’s OK with it."
Saniewska hopes that those viewing the photos will get to see another side of Gaga, a peek at who the star was before the world knew her name.
But even with all the fame, to Saniewska, she’s “still the same girl. The fact that we ran into each other and she came up to me - she didn’t say ‘Hi’ and run off. She stood there for 15 minutes, just chatting. She remembered my name, she remembered who I was, and she had so much to say. She’s still the same person to me.”
The state of Arizona may be the first to put into effect a law that could change the way images are views.
Oddly, I don’t mind this that much if it were to happen.
"This image was photoshopped? It looks so beautiful I must find out who did it!"
At least it doesn’t BAN usage of images that have been photoshopped. It’s like receiving psuedo-credit. After all, most people now know everything has been photoshopped. The message would be annoying on every image at the bottom.
Almost as annoying as huge watermarks.
An Arizona legislator has introduced a bill to make it illegal to run print ads in the state that have been Photoshopped, unless viewers are notified that the image has been altered.
The bill’s sponsor, state representative Katie Hobbs of Phoenix, told the Arizona Republic that she introduced the bill at the urging of the Maricopa County YWCA. The YWCA pushed for the bill out of its concern over the influence of media images on young women. The bill is reportedly modeled after similar laws in Britain.
Arizona House Bill 2739 specifies that “an advertiser shall not use postproduction techniques to alter or enhance printed media advertisements” that are displayed in the state, unless they carry a disclaimer.
The disclaimer proposed by the bill would have to say: “Postproduction techniques were made to alter the appearance in this advertisement. When using this product, similar results may not be achieved.” Under the current language of the bill, the disclaimer would have to be “clearly and legibly stated in the advertisement.”
I'm a huge fan of Pratik's retouching!! I'm a photographer trying to improve my retouch skills, and I wondered if you had any tips for cleaning up/replacing backgrounds (for instance, turning a tree cluttered background into just a sky background) in images without making it look artificial. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for your compliments!
As a photographer, if you are shooting in an area where there is a tree cluttered background (or anything similar), a quick way of going around this and replacing it is to actually take photos at the same time of the day of backgrounds you like in similar lighting conditions and using them to replace the backgrounds.
The reason for this is if you get backgrounds online, chances are they won’t match up since the time of day is usually different, including other issues like the different bit depth of their camera and so forth. This is of course if you don’t have any other viable solutions via cloning the scene.
This is the best way to make sure the background scene you replace does not seem artificial. Plus, it also allows you to scout new locations as a bonus!
Another way to adjust backgrounds in an open area is to get the model to stand on a table of sorts and shoot up, you’ll get a sky background if the trees are in the horizon. I’ve seen this technique used quite a bit if the angle is not as crucial.
Trash can be pretty, no really, look at these shots. It looks like an alien world filled with mysterious creatures. But the reality is that these were taken underwater and this is really sad.
The subjects of Mandy Barker’s photographs look like creatures from another world, but they’re actually quite mundane: discarded fishing nets, plastic bottles, and toothpaste tubes. They’re what sits beneath the surface of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Are you a workaholic? Chances are if you are in this industry you are. You love your job but people think you’re a workaholic. Well we have good news! It’s totally cool.
Engaged workaholics, these experts say, are distinct from the classic, compulsively driven worker who can’t unplug ever and always feels like he or she should be working and suffer greater-than-average ill effects: more conflicts at work, less job satisfaction, poorer social relationships, more heart attacks, more divorces.
Engaged workaholics may dodge some or all of those nasty repercussions for one simple reason: They love what they do. They get a kick out of it. They don’t feel stressed by it.
‘“They work because work is fun,” says Wilmar Schaufeli, professor of work and organizational psychology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, whose team coined the “engaged workaholic” term.
Work engagement is a fairly new term in occupational psychology circles: It’s basically defined as a healthy, positive passion for work — the opposite of the stereotypical uninterested slacker who slides by doing as little as possible throughout the day.
So work your ass off! There’s nothing wrong. Unless of course, you are stressed out and you’d rather not do it. Then you should probably taper off.
The end result of combining human bodies and celestial bodies into one.
It silently makes me feel more connected to the stars. We are really made from the stuff of stars.
I told you that you were really my sunshine!
Jaime Martinez was born in Monterrey, Mexico and is currently living in Mexico City. His work is influenced by his many fashionable friends and surroundings. Jaime’s photographs have been featured in many magazines including Fifi, Subterra, and Rolling Stone (Germany).
The art of simplicity holds no bounds. The boring subject matter of icebergs brings out interesting landscapes. The principles of architecture are brought in to make for some great compositions!
This project had its origin in a wholly personal moment; a personal journey. It is impossible, however, to look at these images and not think of the environmental issues we face right now. Just as the choice I made in my childhood in some ways defined me as a man, so the choices we are making as a species will define who we become, and what becomes of the planet on which we live.’