In order to highlight how fake stock images really are, a Los Angeles-based art director is Photoshopping himself into staged photos to 'thrust them into the real world'.Matt Vescovo, 45, started The Stock Photobomber to 'inject reality into an unreal world by injecting himself' into photos of canoodling couples, happy families and perfect-looking work environments.
Mr Vescovo says he felt 'compelled' to make an example of these things, starting with the world of stock photography. Real people were doing real things we all do, but in the end it didn’t feel real. 'Armed with Photoshop 6.0 and my own raw emotion, I’m going to thrust stock photography into the real world the only way I know how... I’m going to photobomb the s*** out of it,' he writes on his website.
Lorenzo Valentino did something similar by Photoshopping himself into images with celebrities. These are creative and realistic images of himself spending quality time with various celebrities. Website Link
Instagram account @kirbyjenner makes some subtle adjustments to Kendall Jenner's own photos, and the Photoshop editing skill are on an entirely new level. To date the Instagram account has 70 posts and is regularly being updated with more creative images.
Create 2 images injecting yourself into stock photographs.
- Typography - the balance and interplay of letterforms on a page. The study and process of typefaces; how to select, size, arrange, and use them in general. In modern terms. Typography includes computer display and output.
- Abstract -art that depicts real forms in a simplified or reduced way
- Font -a specific size and style of type within a type family
- Letter form - each letter of an alphabet can be distinguished from the others by its unique shape, or letter form
- Stroke -the thickness or thinness of a line
- Color Theory -the concept of combining colors to reach a desired result
Text can be attached to a line, curve, spiral, circle or almost any path you can draw. A graphic program such as Adobe® Illustrator® is good to use for this. I have created 3 Tutorial links that you can use. Each one deals with Type and illustration, but in a different way.
Goals / Objectives: Student will:
MINIMALIST POSTER DESIGN
Simple and clean design, it’s a term you have heard hundreds of times, but take my word for this; in the design industry it is our everyday currency.
Minimalist refers to using very little design elements as possible to communicate a message. Therefore is can sometimes be tricky designing minimal ideas effectively. Minimalist Movie Poster Designs take the most iconic element of a movie to create the movie poster.
To help you be inspired by minimal design, I've collected a lot of Minimalist Movie Poster Designs for inspiration. These posters have been beautifully designed with minimalist shapes and colors to form iconic structures and symbols to create memorable minimalist poster designs. Minimalist is one of the most popular trends in design today, making it's way to various design mediums.
These minimalist movie posters include fantastic illustrations, typography and color schemes to create true minimal designs. You may also be surprised with what element they choose to portray the movie, making you view the movie from a different perspective. I hope these Minimalist Movie Posters inspire you to get started with the power of what minimal design can achieve.
FILM: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
Create a film that allows the viewer and audience to choose their own fate and destiny. You are changing the viewing pattern of films into something interactive rather than passive.
In groups (no more than 5), you will be creating a film idea with multiple outcomes. It will take some time to develop a web of story lines that intertwine and branch out. There are some examples of films that fit this "Choose your own Adventure" genre (left side).
A lot of time should be spend establishing the foundation of your film, which is the storyline. Especially since your storyline has many different streams. Sit down with your group and begin mapping out the start and outcomes (like a web).
Thanks to YouTube Annotations, creators are able to insert links allowing viewers to click and choose the direction they want the story to take.
PHOTOGRAPHY - " I BELIEVE CAN I FLY"
How to capture a manipulated levitation photo:
How to capture a non manipulated levitation photo:
All photo dimensions should be cropped to 4x6 inches. Think about integrating accessories into your technique that will make it even more realistic such as a broom, vacuum, purse, or an umbrella as shown here… . Objects in the surrounding environment can also be visual aids such a phone booth, railings, or entry ways. Consider using a fan to change the way hair and clothes look in the shot. The more creative you are, the better your results will likely be.
HIGH KEY LIGHTING [Portraits]
Today we’re going to learn all about what high key photography is and how to create the effect. We’ll go over what kind of equipment you’ll need, how to set it up, as well as what camera settings you can expect to give you good results.
What is high key lighting? Wikipedia and I basically agree on the concept. High key lighting produces relatively shadowless images with a “blown” bright white background. High key photography uses unnaturally bright lighting to blow out most or all harsh shadows in an image.
You will be creating a PHOTO ESSAY using the High Key Lighting technique. Students in your group will play various roles such as: photographer, setup, lighting, makeup/costume, director, post-editing, and models. Your group will decide on a theme for your photo series (we will discuss this in class further). Each member of your group is responsible for editing and submitting a minimum 3 photographs of their own. This will help eliminate any piggybacking on one group member doing all the work. You can hand in as many photos as you like for yourself. If you can not exhibit an understanding of how to edit this will make the following projects very difficult for you.
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY RULES + GUIDELINES
COMPOSITION: RULE OF THIRDS
In "Rule of Thirds" composition, the frame is divided into 9 sections (3 horizontal × 3 vertical), and the main subject is placed at the intersections of the dividing lines. For portraits, place the center of the face or the eyes at the intersection. Just by placing the center of the head on the dividing line, the above shot has become quite impressive and well-balanced. Moreover, by leaving a space in the area where the subject is looking, the photograph even conveys the atmosphere of the moment. Also, as the basic principle, a portrait photograph should be taken in the vertical orientation, as in the above photograph.
If you need to chop off portions of the human body while cropping a photograph, where should you draw the line? The folks over at Digital Camera World have released this helpful graphic with suggestions on appropriate and inappropriate areas to crop at:
Portrait photography is challenging for a whole host of reasons. Getting your portrait right in-camera is only half the battle. Knowing how to edit your portraits can be quite difficult when it comes to cropping a photo. Cropping in an awkward position on your subject can end up ruining a perfectly good shot. [...] we’ve put together this easy guide for understanding some of the best places to crop a subject in a portrait, and some of the places where you should not. ‘Yes’ areas are marked in green, while ‘bad’ locations are marked in red.
Double Exposure, or Multiple Exposure, is a photographic technique that combines 2 different images into a single image. The technique has been practiced for several years, and it became particularly famous recently, due to the fact that graphic editor like Photoshop can help to create the identical effect.
With double exposure technique, you can create certain effect like ghost image, mirror image, or simply merging a bright moon into the dark, lonely sky. The reason of using this technique varies, but they are surely created for same purposes – beauty and uniqueness.
These tutorials on the side will show you the incredibly quick and easy steps to making double exposures in Photoshop. You’ll be combining photos together to get all the fun of experimentation without all that nasty commitment and weeks of self-doubt. Though it’s all done on the computer, it’s basically the digital version of sandwiching negs in the darkroom and the initial effect is near identical to what you would get were you to do multiple exposures on film.
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