The Imagecraft Bootcamp challenge this week was to make a creepy Halloween image. I tried to follow the host’s general guidelines for image changes using my camera+ app. I cropped a simple picture and rotated it so that the perspective was more unsettling. I desaturated the picture to black and white. I decreased the exposure and increased the contrast to make it seem more like night. Then, I increased the grain and clarity to make it seem grittier. The final touch was adding a blue filter which added a creepy glow.
I think it looks like a crypt coming up out of the ground. Spooky and eerie….
If you flip the image, you may be able to see that it is actually just a old porch stoop. Here it is compared to the original image:
Beware of your eyes playing tricks on you today! Have a safe and happy Halloween!
I hope I was able to produce a low key image of my dog, Pal. The photo was originally taken outdoors with afternoon sunlight on part of his face. Trying to follow the suggestions of Mitch for the Imagecraft Bootcamp, I changed the photo to black and white and adjusted the lights (-60), the darks (-55) and the shadows(-5) using Lightroom for the low-key (dark and dramatic) effect. I was wary of going too dark because I didn’t want to hide Pal’s pretty face!
Last week, we tried high-key (light and ethereal) photo editing and I submitted this photo of my brother. I edited the original image to black and white and made the suggested adjustments, as seen below, for that lesson. In this case, I was wary of going too light and hiding his handsome face.