Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Boys

This shot is the only manipulated image of the post - it had some blown highlights that were difficult to do anything with, but the image was strong enough that I wanted to play with it a bit. A comic book style action made it look pretty cool...

The rest of these shots are in black & white. I wanted a simple, spare look at the guys as they were getting ready and horsing around before heading over to the ceremony. I felt the presence of colour simply distracted from the image and the moments that I was trying to capture. I love the simplicity of black and white photography - these are for the most part unmanipulated save for simple electronic dodging and burning techniques that would be no different from what I would do in a traditional wet darkroom.

I'm getting there with the photos... not too much more and I'll be ready to wrap it up.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Few More

The Tracy & Ian Wedding of course.... I am finished sorting and down to trying to 'shop ones that I like. In between that I convert everything to B&W so there's an original compressed image, color shot and a B&W for each shot.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Bourne Style...

The Bourne Ultimatum is the best action movie I've ever seen... and it had a sweet poster. I found a tutorial on styling a picture like the movie poster and thought I'd give it a try. I tweaked mine just a bit from the tutorial but I think it has the same vibe.

I left out the gun... and the taglines. Though that could be fun too... perhaps I'll add a tagline or two:

The Thomovits Ultimatum
This Fall, Tracy & Ian Seal the Deal


Tutorial is here: Bourne Ultimatum Color & Motion Blur

The Problem...

... with Photoshop is that there are SO many variations and they all look good, and I'm the kind of person who can't even make up his mind what he wants at a fast food joint, never mind with a bunch of shots which all look great!

Here's some more Tracy & Ian.

I like this one (above) the best, I think.

(above) One of my favorite shots I think I've ever taken, period.

I liked this shot but it had some bad shadowing and a crack in the mirror that (of course) is in a really bad spot. I think I was able to fix it realistically though.

I like the grainy one above best.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ian and Tracy

Wedding day yesterday... and we have some awesome pix. It's going to be a big job - I have 1200 shots to weed through, and Rhonda has almost as many. Here's a few to start (I had to beat Rhonda!)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

An old favorite

Just dug this up from the bowels of the hard drive. The problem with the amount of hard drive space I have (half a terabyte, give or take) is that stuff gets lost!

Portrait Practise

Rhonda and I got some new studio equipment... these are some of the first practise sessions.