Thursday, November 8, 2007

Photography and Drawing


This outline of a horse's head, made with a graphics filter,

is a reminder of how useful
photography is to those of us
who do not enjoy drawing with
a pencil or pen.

3 comments:

Timalynn said...

How can I learn to do this? Please email me if you can at timalynn.matthews@gmail.com

Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

Thanks for your question. I'll answer here, as it is simple. The Canon eos 400d came with image manipulation software which has a system that is less complicatd than Photoshop
but which allows for some very quick effects when you use the levels manipulation system. Having changed a photo, it is possible to save the "recipe" for further use. I'll look for a technical explanation and post a link to it here.

Also, just as a security measure, be careful about posting your e-mail publicly on the net. It's something I was advised to avoid by chat room colleagues. However, it seems that spamming is less of a problem these days.

With best regards.

Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

This might be of use when looking for more information:

http://minimal.cx/2005/09/25/canon-digital-photo-professional/

Web searches including the words "tonal curves" should give a good understanding of how the rgb logarithms work. Thanks again for your interest, as it gave me some ideas for a blog post.