The two in-class photoshop projects. Obviously, they’re not very good, but we have to post them anyway.
What I got from watching this was a couple of things. Well, I say a couple. I mean there’s actually a good few things.
For example, I did like his approach to editing his images in the darkroom, and I agree with what he said about you can have all the ideas you want beforehand, but you won’t really know what you’re going to do until you sit yourself down and actually do it. There’s just no point in having a step-by-step, exact plan when it’s pretty much guaranteed to change the moment you begin to work.
Another thing I noticed was that I’d actually seen one of his wife’s digital photos, Almost Alice, going around on the internet before. Nothing too outstanding, I know, but I feel it’s worth mentioning.
His ideas about how to approach taking pictures and combining them were quite good ones, too, and it’s advice I’m going to take to heart for this upcoming project. I also liked how he started doing what he did at a time when there was no monetary incentive for him to do so, and yet he did it anyway, becoming basically the first guy to make mind-blowing works of photographic art. He kept doing this, not worrying too much about whether or not it’d net him a boatload of money, and I quite respect that about the dude.
Finally, I like how his photos withstand the test of time and are, at worst, the equals of anything done with Photoshop nowadays. His skill at what he does is just top notch, and that’s just all sorts of win there.
I can’t seem to convince myself
I’m stuck on the outside
He Who Hungers
It That Betrays
- My mouse works with a Mac, as does my Bamboo tablet, so I can pretty much avoid ever using the hardware, since the keyboard is only rarely used.
- Hamsters are more difficult to draw properly than I thought
- Illustrator is ridiculously finicky when it comes to installation.