Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday's Treasures

On Tuesdays we provide our Faculty an opportunity to feature the talented work of some of our students and friends. You may see a display of creative PhotoShop work, their beautiful photographs or an interesting story about an individual’s meaningful contribution to his or her community, country or the world.If you have memories, old or new, you would like to share, send them to me at mxw8110@yahoo.com.

Hidden Treasure

Valerie Jagiello has been a student of mine for over a year, and in that time we have become friends. She has been on our blog before (you can see her story on the blog post for April 27th) I have always enjoyed her work.

A friend of hers from New York sent her this picture:

She cropped it into several images which are wonderful when they are printed and framed. She says,

“Try to really look at your photos and ‘see’ the little pieces of composition or art that make up the complete photo. You can look at art and/or a photo and know immediately what is possible. Sometimes a photo can be really bad (in choice of subject matter, lighting, or color) yet it can have one component that by itself is fantastic. You have to train your eye to look through the extraneous clutter and find the buried treasure.

This is the top fourth of the photo with the fence, trees, dried grasses added in the left hand corner. I will leave the color or non color look...as the muted shades are too powerful to change.

I tried some filters and have decided this piece will stand as it is. I could not improve the feeling or look of this photographic statement (masterpiece)!!!“

“When working with a LARGE sized picture you can really go in for the smallest detail...like the weeds. It could make a great note card, mouse pad, etc.”

“I didn’t like this image with the door in it (see first picture). In its cloned state the photo stands alone and has a nice quality. The door was hiding a lovely sensitive work.”

“This is what I mean about seeing what can be done with something when the elements are there.

You can turn a good 'regular photo' into a knock out with some work and a little time."

Thanks so much for sharing, Valerie!

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