5 ways to use "Blending modes to improve your photography
What is a Blend Mode?
In layman’s terms, a blend mode works out specific differences between two layers, the upper layer and the lower layer. Depending on the blend mode, these differences can be in exposure, contrast, color or other factors. The blend mode then uses this information to merge the two layers together.
The blend modes can be found on the top left of layer palette once there are two or more layers available. To use a blend mode, select the upper of the two layers that you wish to blend. Another useful tool to be aware of when using blend modes is the Opacity slider, this is found to the top right of the layers palette.
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Photo 9: Let's review the basics
Can't remember what aperture, shutter speed and ISO are? Check out these resources! Click on the pic for the link.
SPlit Family Portraits
"How much do you and your family members really look alike? Quebec, Canada-based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette has created a shockingly cool project where he's exploring the genetic similarities between different members of the same family. By splitting their faces in half and then splicing them together, he creates interesting new people that are sometimes quite normal looking and other times far from it. He calls this series Genetic Portraits." http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/split-family-faces
A little humor
I find this funny! Stock photography can be really cheesy, but this guy is making it awesome!
Adding rain to your photo
Sometimes you want a rainy, gloomy photo, but the weather just isn't co-operating! Never fear, photoshop can help you create the depressing effect that you want! ;) Click the image for the tutorial
Meet the 4 year old who just designed a whole collection for J crew
This is one seriously lucky girl! Mayhem, a four year old girl, who has designed some amazing pieces of clothing from paper, caught the attention of the designers at J Crew. They contacted her parents and within weeks she flew to New York and created an amazing collection. Check it out here. I also happen to love the photos that were of the process.
National Geographic Photo of the year
"This year's National Geographic photo contest winner highlights humans in the wild (read: public transportation) doing what they do best: staring at their cellphones.
The winning image, titled "A Node Glows in the Dark," was taken by Brian Yen in Ocean Park, Hong Kong.
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"I feel a certain contradiction when I look at the picture," Yen told National Geographic. "On the one hand, I feel the liberating gift of technology. On the other hand, I feel people don’t even try to be neighborly anymore, because they don’t have to."
Yen's image also happens to recall London-based photographer Babycakes Romero's "Death of a Conversation" photo series, which went viral earlier this year.
A photo of migrating wildebeests in Tanzania, taken by Nicole Cambre of Brussels, Belgium, won the nature category and Triston Yeo, of Singapore won the places category with a photo of Budapest thermal spas.
National Geographic poured over more than 9,000 entrees from 150 countries to choose the winners of its annual photo contest, whose pictures will be published in the magazine. "
Congrats to the following students who won the draw to take the cameras home. Make sure that you return the cameras on the first day back and that they are fully charged.
1. Amanda Amboe
3. Simran Mander
4. Priya Sandhu
5. Julianna Woodford
6. Punra Brar
7. Amrit Gill
8. Aniyah Loftus
9. Eliza Lutek
10. Mckenna Erskine
11. Megan Koyaniogi
12. Aleeysha Turab
13. Sofia Ameri
14. Chhaya Chand
15. Mikayla Kelly
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How to Flood a room (without water)
I love Joel Robison's photography! His photographs are playful with a surrealist twist. I love the way that he artfully combines his photographs to explore his concepts. I recently came across this tutorial and I found it inspiring! Enjoy