Small Buildings In the Wilderness
Small buildings in the wilderness.
What do you hold?
Where do your doors lead?
Quirky little buildings like these are all over the Sierra Nevada’s. Little structures that stand in the harsh environment of the mountains. To find them, one must choose the path less chosen. Climb the hill that others shun. Go looking for nothing to find everything.
Bridgeport, California was one of the few rural communities to put on their annual fireworks show this year.
Project #4 – Putting a woman (something) under/in glass.
For this composite image, I went back to last summer’s vacation photos.
This is Rachel. She lives at the Alien Research Center, Crystal Springs, NV. Now that tourism is shut down, Rachel decide to go back home.
This is Groom Road, just off Highway 375. This road leads into the infamous Area 51 – Groom Lake.
I wanted a night sky for my composite image. I shot this one not too far from home.
For the project, I need an image of a glass. Keeping it simple, I just took a picture with my iPhone and did a basic shot in my closet studio.
The trick to making this composite is getting the images in the proper order and using the correct blend mode and a mask on the glass layer to make the background show through. A light filter gives the beaming up effect.
Project 3 – Place an image on a brick wall.
Brick wall image and instruction provided by Jeremy of 7th Seasons Studio.
I used Affinity Designer to create the word “Jazz”.
I found the image of the sax from a concert photo I shot.
I cut the sax out and used the clone stamp tool to remove the microphone stand. I then used a B/W and Shadow/Highlight adjustments.
I used a Light Filter to give the image the spot light effect.
Assignment: Create a Paper Tear Brush
Step 1 – Take a picture of some torn paper on a black background.
For this step I used medium weight sketch paper for the paper tears. I shot the pictures with my iPhone XR, on black foam board. I shots these in my photo studio – grow closet. There is a large grow light in there that I used to light the pictures, that is why the black foam board is so blown out.
Step 2 – Make a tear brush.
Take the paper tear images into Affinity Photo or Designer and create a brush. This is where Jeremy is awesome, he walks you through the steps on how to take the pictures above and turn them into a negative.
Step 3 – Choose a background.
I chose a background shot with an iPhone XR at an ice bar in Austria.
Step 4 – Apply Layers and Masks to achieve desired effect.
For me, this is the fun part. Jeremy does a great job of explaining how to make the picture below.