Posts Tagged ‘Art’

I found a split-toning tutorial tonight on one of my favourite websites, Digital Photography School. I quickly knocked out 3 images that I had from our recent schoolyard picnic – as this technique works best with silhouettes. Here are my attempts, you can scroll down to my last photowalk to see and compare the originals.

Halo - Split Toned
Halo – Split Toned. Split tone takes the highlights and makes them one colour, and the shadows and makes them a different colour. Black still renders as black, so silhouettes are best suited to this technique.

Trust - Split Toned
Trust – Split Toned

Rocket - Split Toned

Overall, I had fun. I got some photos out of this that I think look fantastic, and I added a new skill to my repertoire. This isn’t something I’d use all the time, but it is a neat trick to know how to pull out every once in a while.

Query. Which one do you prefer out of the three? Or do you like the originals better? My favourite is “Trust” – the super bright colours draw me in. I like the blues as well, and the first one, but the super saturated colours are really where it’s at for me. I’d like your insights as well though.


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On the 15th I spent some time at Sam’s parents and as it was soooo super nice out I decided to bring out my camera and see what I could do.

I got Roarke to do some posing for me (mostly jumping over me) and it was nice and sunny so I was able to get fast exposure times. I imported these photos and played with them in Lightroom. I managed to find some cool things (adjustment brush for eyes = awesome. I need to edit it for teeth though, tell me where you see me using it) For those following along at home who edit photos, most of these are just simple tone curve adjustments (closer to an ‘S’ shape) and some adjustment brushes in Adobe Lightroom 3 Beta 1.

I decided to make some silly captions for these photos and put them together as a sort of non-sensical “photo poetry” called “The Ides of March”.

I hope you enjoy my little experiment.

and so he spread his wings and soared
“And so he spread his wings and soared”

he dreamed and he swung
“He dreamed and he swung”

tumbling jesters capered for her enjoyment
“Tumbling Jesters capered for her enjoyment”

the players were met as the golden sun set
“The players were met as the golden sun set”

her smile cracked the world and the world smiled with her
“Her smile cracked the world and the world smiled with her”

the world shifted for her pleasure
“the world shifted for her pleasure”

what food is this queried the queen
“What food is this?, queried the queen”

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