Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Grandparents 01

This past semester I took a documentary class and we had to do a doc on a personal subject. I did my documentary about the relationship between my mother and my sister and I. My mom lost her parents when she was young and so it's important to me to share as much time with her as I can.

I edited photos for the documentary a little bit, but decided to go back and edit some more and, in the end, have them all edited for a family album to honor the grandparents and family I never knew.



1984-1985 Pre-School Photo Retouch

I told a friend of mine that I would post this photo from our pre-school class a long time ago. Unfortunately, it not only needed dust removed after scanning but it also needed removal of paint drops that must have fallen on the photo the last time I painted my room. Strangely enough, the largest paint drop fell right on to MY face. So I had to remove that as well.

I used a combination of spot healing tool to remove the minor dust and scratches and the filter>noise>remove noise and >dust and scratches. To remove the redness around my face, I selected the area and applied adjustment layers until the area was the right color and the red had been removed enough.

If there are any questions about how I got the final product, please contact me as I would be happy to oblige.



Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I've decided to start this blog to showcase my photography and motion graphics work.
Soon I'll start posting photos and videos.

I'm going to include before and after photos to showcase what I can do with Photoshop in some cases...just for fun.

My photos are taken primarily with a Canon Powershot SD60o, a Holga 120n, and various Kodak plastic box-cameras like Baby Brownie, Brownie Holiday and Hawkeye. I use color and black and white film and, right now, Photoshop CS3.

If you'd like to contact me about freelance work on either photos or motion graphic work, please send me a message.