Photography Newsletter This month I'd like to talk about a recent Daily Deviation. It was a self suggestion, I know that the photographer won't mind me saying this and he's immensely proud of his work, that much was clear when we talked.
hotamr suggested his Colours of Ramadam series to me and as soon as I saw the image I responded that the series was nice, but it looked very much like photo-manipulation. So hotamr took the time to walk me through all of the steps that he took, the lengths he went to and the hours he spent on getting the final product. I urge you to read his interview at the Phoblographer for more information. Check it out here. It was nice to be reminded of the traditional lengths that can be taken to achieve a shot rather than be walked through the history of Photoshop editing. Both do have their merits - what do you prefer?
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The Great FrancusSee, now, a house. Its a typical house, two storeys, one-car garage. A small front lawn stretches out to the curb, with a ditch at the end, and a mid-sized maple tree in the middle. Its spring, so the leaves are coming back, the lawns looking fairly green.
Take a closer look at the house, past the red bricks and Leave It To Beaver near-perfection of the design. Go further. A living room with a 32-inch television and a couple of gaming systems; no blu-ray player yet, but give them time, its in the budget. Theres a kitchen, with a rarely used breakfast bar, an impeccably clean white tiled floor, and a small table with that mornings paper opened to the comics, an empty coffee cup beside it. A dining room with a nice chandelier thats there mainly for show, and candelabras on the long dining room table for a bit of class. Theres a drawing room, too, with ni