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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I. Natural Gradation - Found Shots 14 slides Copyright 2003 - 2009 Kenji Tachibana
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Natural Gradation: Found shot L ighting Example: Camera original I love capturing scenes drawn with gently gradated lighting and cast shadows. I often add my own cast shadow to improve the scene lighting or design. The captured image to the right is a staged interior scene that I found visually interesting while on my exercise walk at Northgate.
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Natural Gradation: Found shot HDR lighting & Exposure: This scene is lit by at least two light sources. The dominant one is hard and the secondary one is soft as indicated by the cast shadow line qualities. And my primary subjects are the white manikin heads. Shooting a white object and shooting under hard light are both problematic things. To deal with that, the image was under exposed to retain highlight detail as shown in the exposure graph.
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Natural Gradation: Found shot E xpose for Detail: I wanted the head, face, and hair to be well drawn with form, texture, and detail. And the intentional under exposure placed more tones in light side of the Histogram as shown
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Natural Gradation: Found shot L ab: Exposure, crop, & more The bottom lab worked image looks more like the original scene in terms of exposure which is brightness. I moved the right manikin closer to the left one to improved the composition and maintain the overlap when the cropFrame was added to the image to fine tune the composition. Fine-tune cropFrame.
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Natural Gradation: Found shot N ext Level: Notch up 10% In the improved version, I still didnt like the fact that the heads were about the same height. I made the right manikin taller to further improve the composition. You dont have to agree with the editing decisions. But, you need to know that changes are made by notching up 10% multiple times
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Natural Gradation: Found shot S ummary: Not finished but The three example images below show an image going from the camera original on the left to stage 3 development on the right. Itll need to go several more stages before it fully becomes a MADE image. These examples represents notching-it-up by 10 & 20%... Found shotCrop + Notch-up 10%Notch-up 10% more
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I S ummary: Not finished but The t Found shot with cropFrame layer / not fully MADE yet
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I S ummary: Not finished but The t Found shot with cropFrame layer / not fully MADE yet Almost there. Use the up and down arrows to compare the changes
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Another Found Shot: C olor and Contrast: These two found shots were store staged very close to each other. And they contrast each other in multiple ways: Subject face direction Top frontal to cheated frontal Bottom 3/4 to almost profile Subject arrangement Top side-by-side frontal Bottom side-by-side Set coloration Top High saturation Bottom Low saturation to neutral
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Another Found Shot: R outine Lab Work: The basic lab work adjustments were applied to increase Presence in the image. 1.cropFrame not needed 2.Levels adjustment 3.Brightness/Contrast 4.Color adjustment not needed Use the keyboard Up and Down arrow keys to compare this with the previous image.
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Another Found Shot: L ab Work: Light paint The background has been manipulated for visual interest and to bring out the two-subject grouping. Use the keyboard Up and Down arrow keys to compare this with the previous image.
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I S ummary: Not finished but The t Ready to wear
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I Found Shots: S ummary: I like to light-paint cast shadows for enrichment and adding movement to images. I captured the first Natural Gradation image to show the cast shadow found in a real scene. In fact, there were two cast shadows in one scene, which speaks of at least two light sources. One was on the hard side and the other was extremely soft. Light painting is about recreating believable lighting and shadow situations to enhance an image.
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  • Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I x End