Photography – Week 32
This is from Sugar Hollow Park. I’ve never seen so many snapping turtles. It’d be a great place to go back with a good zoom lens.
In what has become a tradition for the family, I work with each of the kids (3yo is not in the mix yet) to make their own Valentine’s Day cards for their class. It’s amusing and we end up with some interesting cards that represent their own unique ideas. It has been interesting to watch how their concepts and participation have evolved and my oldest (10) is now taking his own pictures and doing some Photoshop work on his own. We order the photos from Snapfish- giving us a class worth for about $3.00. Like making animated gifs, it seems to help turn on a lens of analysis long term and they think like this throughout the year. It’s not 3D printing, but the cycle from imagining something, creating it digitally, and then ending up with a physical product is there. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr […]
As part of the Connected Courses MOOC, we were talking a bit about understanding different networks and how to both navigate them and use their vocabulary/tools. The picture above captures a few interesting elements along those lines. I took the picture walking to work. It was one of those fortuitous moments which happen much more often if you’re out looking for them. After getting the nod from the artist (I now know it was Ross from Sure Hand Signs.), I took a few shots and really felt I’d gotten one or two that captured something interesting. I am experimenting a bit with triggering the Flickr Explore algorithm and developing more of an audience for my photos in a way that doesn’t make me feel dirty or hypocritical. Within Flickr I put it up on Flickr when I got in- something I do only if I’m really excited about a photo which happens less often than I’d like. I usually wait until late at night or the weekend to download/upload images. One of the things I did was title it clearly. I also included a variety of tags and added to one group (Flickr Today). It seems adding the picture to lots of groups would end up being punitive in the land of the Explore algorithm because people try to game […]
I love the @Costica Acsinte Flickr photos. I like them enough to try to make one. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward Here’s a super quick video on how I did it. Essentially, steal beautifully broken chunks of those photographs and add them as layers to your photo. I did say “transfer” instead of “transform” and I use all Mac shortcuts. I am also sorry for having no idea how to say “Costica Acsinte” or “opacity”.