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.


Timalynn said...

How can I learn to do this? Please email me if you can at

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:

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.