20180101: Happy Beginning of a New Year! Playing with memories.

OK, so a quick look at a photograph from old, to be printed out as an enlarged print and a second one to also be colorized.

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Here is the photograph taken by me with my camera. The starting point.

However what was not seen by my naked eyes,

 

20180101 halftone effect on print

Was the halftone effect, there for whatever reason. Enlargement was an issue to solve first.

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The images to print for the customer. Black & white version.

And the Colorized version.

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yeah, I underbid the job… but heck of a sales pitch item for me to use on the potential clients.

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20171201: Dia de la Muertos San Juan de los Lagos Style poster

I finally got to finish editing the Dia de Muertos night event & build a poster out of it.

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A little color & fun in San Juan de los Lagos Jal., Mexico

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20171130: One model photo, 4 versions, Photoshop demostration

Here in town I get a lot of requests of people having photos of family, boyfriend or girlfriend in USA & a local wants a better background on the photograph.

So I did a quick Photoshop demo to print out showing that I took one image of a woman & made 4 different treatments to that same image. With a single poster printout, I have 4 styles of one shot to show customers.

Photoshop work.

HOWEVER folks we Professional & Artists have been doing this LONG BEFORE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP was created.

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In 1993 I took a photograph of the Newspaper Publishing Co building with really beautiful clouds in sky behind it. About a month later, the parking lot in front was coated with a fresh coat of tar and one of the other staff had shot it just an hour later when no one was parked on it and everything was very clean.

I happened to see that both my photograph & the other person’s photograph were shot near the same area so it was an “easy” job of putting my sky in his “clean Publishing building” shot.

So some 6 hours of work “sandwiching the two negatives together” to make one image in a WET Darkroom. Next morning when the Owner of the publishing company came in I showed him the Black & white photograph print. He liked it, thanked me and walked off with it.

A week later I saw a new stack of sale person folder sitting on the Sales Dept manager’s desk as I walked by. Yeah, you guessed it, I saw my “sandwiched PHOTO” was on the cover of those handout folders for customers.

In 1974 with my 1st WET darkroom I was doing this at 2 am in the morning instead of sleeping for school later in the morning. Long history of having artistic fun!

So darkrooms & combining artistic work & photographs are about 180 years old folks.

Photoshop is the “new fangled name”, that is all.

Hope you like the pretty lady, a model in Southern California I show in 2014 & the different treatments of her portrait.

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20171130 Clowning Around Town, tourist poster for San Juan de los Lagos

OK, here is another poster I am now selling.

My photos & design work of course. (yeah, I will be giving a copy to the clown if I can figure out which one he is of about 3 or 4.)

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Creative shooting folks.

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20171123: Mexican calendar for a Leo

OK, I am have some fun with the calendars these days.

Here is one I made for a Leo woman. Huichol background, Mexican pieces, Xmas & New Years theme…

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way too much fun!

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20171102: Dia de la Muertos Jalopy, San Juan de los Lagos Style!

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Just a little too fun, last in the parade & cruising down the street as I walked home so I shot a couple angle on a “REAL” Mexican Jalopy,  from the Dia de la Muertos celebrations!

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