Thursday, October 21, 2010

IHF - B&W Effect using Gradient Map

Just trying out the Tinted Black & White Effect using Gradient Map featured on I Heart Faces, a tutorial from Michelle Johnson of Love that Shot website. Here's what I got:

 Photo is taken in Tampa Downtown, The Suntrust Mortgage Financial Center

Tinted B & W using the Gradient Map
I used two colors: dark blue and light yellow to get this tint

Original Photo (Enhanced on CS5)

Click here for Tutorial

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pink to Blue

So I was given the opportunity to apply my photoshop skills today by an old friend from elementary school. She asked me if I can save her son's birthday cake. He had his birthday party and when they picked up his birthday cake it was a disaster, the cake is super cute but a little too girly for this little boy's taste. The cake was pink!!! but the party must go on. I told her I will give it a shot and this is what I came up with:

(Used Photoshop CS5)







Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Finally! Food Photo Op

I finally finished the photo editing for the new menu of Pelagia Trattoria. A great photo op and practice for me. I'm pretty happy how it turned out considering I have zero practice on food photography.
Food photography is a still life specialization of commercial photography, aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in advertisements, packaging, menus or cookbooks. Professional food photography is a collaborative effort, usually involving an art director, a photographer, a food stylist, a prop stylist and their assistants.
From what I heard food photography makes the most money for still photographers hmmm I think I need to practice more : ) here's the finish products:
Chef Fabrizio's Grappa Creation

Sneak Peak of the new DALI MUSEUM

As part of the Bay Area Concierge Association, we were given the opportunity to take a peak of the new home of Salvador Dali creations. His artwork will be displayed at this incredible architecture that will surely wow many spectators. It was a great photo op so I definitely did not leave my camera at home. Here are some of the shots I took with minor editing using Adobe Lightroom 2. Please ENJOY!!!

My loving husband Timothy, joined me to the sneak peak
Yours Truly : )

Bay Area Concierge Association President & Vice President - John & Adrian

Miranda & Adrian of the Don Cesar Beach Resort and of course ME!

The Salvador Dali Rain Car