I chose to research Annie Leibovitz, a fairly modern photographer. Annie Leibovitz is known for her dramatic photographs of celebrities. I first heard of Leibovitz a few years back watching Oprah, where Annie was being interviewed. They showed a very elegant and beautiful picture of Nichole Kidman and it sort of stuck with me because it was so interesting.
Below is the Nicole Kidman picture, followed by a Bette Midler picture, and a Whoopi Goldberg picture-all courtesy of http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/annie-leibovitz/photo-gallery/19/ .
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Below is a picture I took of my cat without the flash. Fortunately for me he was sitting so that the sunshine filtered in and shed some natural light in the photograph. The next picture I enhanced by first cropping, and then I played around with the highlighting, fill light, and shadow tools to make the lighting better in the picture without washing out the color.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
And this next picture is one I lightened up a little bit using Picasa.
I tried a couple of different things to lighten up the picture a bit and still keep the quality, but what ended up working best for me was to saturate the picture and put a glow in the skyline closer to the trees. The effects of the saturation made the cars in the parking lot show up where they didn't previously.