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Gold Road, poster size 24×36
January-28-2011, Victor, Idaho. 2.30pm
Cannon 30D, 1/125sec, f/18

For this picture I open the original in Camera Raw and played with the Exposure, Brightness, Saturation and also added a little more light in the corners with the adjustment brush tool.

I choose this picture because is a great landscape photo and I really liked how it turn out after the editing, I try to work my frame and use the rule of thirds to make a good composition, I also use the road and trees to frame my photo and make the road my pace line and the sun my focal point.




Wood House 0, 1/125 sec, f/8

Wood House -2, 1/125 sec, f/8

Wood House +2, 1/125 sec, f/8

Wood House, HDR

Red Bricks, 1/1000 sec, f/4

Red Bricks HDR

For my HDR’s first I took a picture in 3 different ranges, and using Dynamic Photo I blend them together to get a mix of the 3 pictures. For my “red bricks” picture I took one image to Dynamic Photo and I used the options to fix the levels, brightness and color range in the picture.

Macro Abstract

13, 1/160 sec, f/4

Wall, 1/80 sec, f/3.5

Old Wood, macro abstract

To accomplish my macro abstract image, I took 2 different pictures and blend them together using the overlay mode. I then fixed the levels, hue/saturation and add a half tone vignette to keep the focus on the number 13.

Reverse Shallow Depth

Background, 1/800 sec, f/4

foreground, 1/640 sec, f/4

For this pictures I focused on the background of the landscape and with a lower f/stop I capture the image, then I repeated the process but this time I focused on the foreground.

Action Blur & Freeze

Action Blur, 5.0 sec, f/4

Action Freeze, 1/400 sec, f/8

For this pictures, I used a tripod, I also played with the shutter speed. to get the ghost shot, Cassie only stood about half time into the frame and then she moved out to capture only her transparency. For my freeze picture I change my shutter speed to 1/400 to capture the action moved.


Blue, 1/800 sec, f/3.5


Red, 1/80 sec, f/2.8


I fix the levels, hue/saturation and enhance the faces, hair in the portraits. I used the brush tool to clean up the models, and used the patch tool to clean up some  parts of the pictures.

Night & Light

Flag, 2.0 sec, f/5.6

Swirls, 1.6 sec, f/22

Stars, 13 sec, f/22

For my night pictures I took one Moving Light Capture: Using a tripod,  allowing cars lights  make lines across the image. I also did one picture using Motion Painting: I clicked focusing my camera on a light object  and moving the camera quickly to create a light painting.

Fine Art Template

Nature, 1/400 sec, f/11

Bizarre, scanography file.

To create these templates, I used the Fine Art Template guide found on the custom images book. I opened a new white document in photoshop and using the shape tool I created rectangles for my “nature” and squares for my “bizarre” pictures. Then I dragged the images and I right clicked and selected the  “create clipping mask” option to get the end result.




My NatureTech picture is the result of scanning different objects arranged in an interesting way, after I scanned my composition I fixed the levels and hue/saturation using the scanner’s professional mode. To create my “Psychedelikfrog” I scanned a rubber frog and using the scanner’s professional mode I changed the hue/saturation a few times to get different colors in the background. Then I used Illustrator to put all the different pictures together.

Edge Effects

The Wall, Double Fade Border.

Red Winter, Brushed-on Effect.

Last Leaf Standing, Flexible Vignette.

The effects used on this pictures were #12, 10 & 14 found on the custom images book. On “The Wall” picture I used 2 different pictures and a smart object that I created using Illustrator. I use a brick picture as my background and I mask a portrait picture using the eraser tool and added a cutout effect, then I added the smart object and created the borders. On my “Red Winter” picture I used the history brush to create the paint strokes and then I added the borders. For my “Last Leaf Standing” I used the marquee tool to create the border and the I added a second one using the Stroke option on the Edit menu.