Photo Story, Photography

A Photo Story: Newport Bridge

This photo story discusses how to avoid distracting elements when taking landscape photographs. In this analysis, I’m attempting to create an image of the Newport Bridge, a local landmark in Rhode Island, and in doing so came across two obstacles. The first, being a lack of inspiration at the start of the shoot and the second trying to avoid all the distracting elements that you don’t want present in the final photo.

 

Photo Story, Photography, Uncategorized

Photo Story: Bottle Fun!

Here’s a short video demonstrating how you can make mundane objects look fantastic! When I first saw these colored glass bottles in the clearance rack at the craft store I knew they could make for an interesting photo. Here is a video documenting my journey to bring these 25 cent bottles to life.

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Puppets, Uncategorized

Call Me…. Maybe?

I’ve been building puppets for about two years and seldom do I perform with them other than chasing the kids around the house. After goofing-off with my kids pretending to sing songs from various artist, I decided to create this video based on Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop song Call Me Maybe.¬†Below is the final edited piece.

Walking and singing down the hallway proved to be tricky to shoot live. Instead, I shot Rosie on a green screen and composited her onto a separate background plate.

composite-sample

After the video was edited I decided to try my luck at removing the arm rods using Photoshop. It took a bit of time but I managed to do a reasonable ¬†job on most of the shots. Some shots I just skipped do to time constraints, but most of them have the rod removed. Here’s two sample “before and after” frames:

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