” I took to photography like a duck to water.”
Most of you know the basics of my story. How I left the corporate world to go back to school and study graphic design. How photography wasn’t part of the plan; not until I discovered that it was a requirement of the design certificate program. And how much I dreaded picking up a camera.
But that’s where the story took a twisty turn. Because, much to my surprise, I slowly fell in love with this art form.
For me, each photograph became a lesson – a lesson in seeing creatively. I was back to being a student – each time I pressed the shutter button I learned something new.
And the love affair continues, now three years in the making. Each day, like the first day of school – filled with promise and possibility and the fulfillment of dreams.
Texture Tuesday Processing
- Duplicate original image layer, setting blend mode to Soft Light
- Run Mid-tone Contrast action, using High Pass filter sharpening
- Add an overall layers adjustment to increase contrast
- Add Dream texture, blend mode set to Exclusion
Below is the original image and the Photoshop layers palette. Continuing the “Back to School” theme, this image was taken at the local high school, one of my favorite local photography locations.
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen