Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Image lab 2- Digital Scan

Also in week three I had to create a photo using Flat bed scanners, editing with Photoshop and showing a narrative to the image. I brought in objects and stuff I had found to scan just to play about with the scanners. 
I also learnt about the RGB and CMYK colour spaces. Here's a link! http://blurb.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/448/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzIxMzU2NDkwL3NpZC9fZ0RQZGFKaw%3D%3D
So I knew how to use the flat bed scanner and I had ideas of what I wanted to do. I worked with friends,  scanning lots of stuff to edit.
In week four I then went on to produe my final image. I had to show a kind of background/ narrative to my work. I decided to go for a personal approach to this; I used a Tigers eye Pendulum and use different media such as pencils, paint and glitter to create a circular movement on paper.  I scanned the image in and tried out different techniques such as inverting, using artistic paint brushes on Photoshop and saved each of them to later decide which one was strongest and fit best to the description.
I went with the photo on the at the bottom because It was just simple and said everything I wanted it to say- I wanted to show part of me and how I feel in life like my world just keeps going round and never stops while I'm right in the centre waiting for whatever life's going to throw at me. 
The tigers eye pendulum is something that means a lot to me as it's a spiritual healing object.
I then printed an A3 copy off on the printer-  amazing quality printers! I then Hung my print up in the gallery and a few of us came along ad spoke to Stephen and Kristianne about our work.      
 Overall this was a very good experience- I enjoyed taking my photography to a new level by using a scanner as a camera because it is helping to develop my style of photography and what technology I want to work with. 
This page is a link to one of the scanographers I quite like http://scannography.org/artists/Lopes-Hercilia.html 
There are also some others on there too!                                                                          

1 comment:

  1. I like the way you write everything down, easy to understand :) And I like your scan, nice idea with the pendulum!