| 365 Days of Tricia
A Year-Long Photographic Project in 2010
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1) To celebrate my own uniqueness and to show others that it's okay to be who you are.
2) To become more familiar with the capabilities of my cameras/lenses and Photoshop Elements.
3) To exercise greater creativity with my photos.
Take photos of myself every day for a year. Keep retouching to a minimum, but use any other Photoshop Elements features (including special effects) to enhance the photo as necessary.
The procedureEach day, I set up and took a series of photos of myself, primarily using a Canon SLR (EOS Digital Rebel Xsi or EOS 60D), although I sometimes used a more compact camera such as the Canon PowerShot SX10IS when traveling. I could use flash and wired or wireless remote controls, but I tried to use only items at hand to hold the camera steady (e.g., tables, books, car dashboard, etc. were used instead of a tripod). Taking the photos wasn't always as easy as it sounds; for example, the Rebel has no flip-out LCD monitor, so I was often guessing about the photo composition until I could get back behind the camera to see how the photo came out. Once it looked like I had several decent shots, I uploaded the photos to my computer, picked one, and processed it using Photoshop Elements. The entire daily process took 1-2 hours, depending on how many shots I had to take and how much experimenting I did in post-processing. (For some photos, I set up the shot and had Mike take the picture, since there wasn't always a good place to set up the camera without a tripod, especially outdoors.)
Questions about the camera settings, post-processing effects, and/or how the shot was set up? Contact me at email@example.com. Oh, and all these photos are copyright © 2010 by Patricia Lowhorn and can't be used elsewhere without written permission. Just so you know.
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