Archive: 2019-01 17 - 20 of 23 posts

Rave Review!

Posted Jan 2019

Wonderful!

Alison was wonderful! Very talented and residents enjoyed the face painting activity.

Jill Grecco, Silverstein Properties, New York, NY

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Applying Artist's Knowledge to Photography

Posted Jan 2019

I was surfing around on my iPhone tonight ~ trying to figure out how to Photograph my Caricatures in such a way that the Colors would look the same in the Photos as in the Original Caricature. I felt excited because I Thought I figured it out, but not really. Still, what I did figure out is that I Might be able to set up early at gigs so I might be able (if they don't change the lighting on me) to determine the best possible placement for photographing my Caricatures?

I found two on/off buttons on my iPhone. One called "Auto HDR" and the other called "Keep Normal Photo". I put them Both On, and I took a Photo with the 'Photo' Choice called "Original'. I photographed the picture of the Tree that was on my floor. I Thought it came out great (well..... later i put a white dot on it in PhotoShop..... not great.... but probably useable).

Anyway, I Thought it came out great. So I grabbed a Black/White Caricature that was nearby, and I tried to Photograph that one too. With the Same parameters. The white of the paper looked a little grayer than the white of the paper of the picture of the tree.

So I held the picture Vertically and took a photo. Not good at all oh. Ahah ~ I just learned like of course ~ if the light is coming from above, it will shine onto the top surface of an item. And that includes a sheet of paper! If I hold it vertically, the light from above is going to shine on the top of the paper (which is just the thickness of the paper). And the picture itself will be in shadow.

So I laid it down on my desk and photographed it again. Horizontally. But it came out Blue.

Disappointed, I photographed it again. And this time I gave it a little more effort. I discovered that if I took a few moments to change the distance between the Camera and the Picture, I could get a better Photo. But oh again, Blue.

Why Why Blue?? Ahah ~ Now I feel like I'm on a better Path. Perhaps it has to do with What's Around it. Perhaps I will continue studying this.....

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How to Photograph my Caricatures

Posted Jan 2019

These pictures were drawn on White Paper. But it doesn't look like White Paper when photographed with my new iphone ~ which is so sensitive it picks up the ambient lighting in the room. Good thing I'm Not a photographer ~ I just give the Original Caricatures to my Clients ~ so I'm not held to professional standards for the Photography. Notice the White Dot in the corner of each picture for gauging the color of the paper.

The first one was done with the Portrait Option called Natural.

The 2nd one was done with the Portrait Option also. It might have used the option called Studio Light. Or else Contour.

The 3rd one was done with the Portrait Option. It might have used the option called Contour. Or else Studio Light.

The 4th one was done with the Portrait Option called Stage Light Mono ~ I did it at a Far Distance to keep the picture only in the Circle.

The 5th one was done with the Portrait Option called Stage Light Mono ~ I did it with a Close Distance more like I could quickly do at an Event.

The 6th one was done with the Portrait Option called Stage Light.

The 7th one was done with the regular Photo Option called Original. But this time I held it up with my little Gig Light behind it.

The 8th one was done with the regular Photo Option called Original. But this time I held it up with my bright desk light behind it (like I would have such a light available during a Party?)

Maybe I'm learning something. Or maybe I'm just getting it out of my system. Maybe I should next apply the PhotoShop Adjustments to see which one is best affected by the PhotoShop Adjustments.....

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Giant Party Caricatures

Posted Jan 2019

Giant Party Caricatures in the near future again. Time to check my Supplies. So I drew this Giant Party Caricature ~ 22" x 28" using a Reaction photo from my recent post.

I see I need to refresh my Giant Markers

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