Such a dismal photo
In a previous post I mentioned about cell phone photography and wanted to add another post about the same subject. However, this wasn’t a case of not having time to get the camera. The use of my cell phone camera in this post was to try the filter effects in the Snapseed program. Most of my photos are usually of bright green landscapes and other lively nature subjects. However, I wanted to experiment and try something new. What would happen if I took a photo that is normally bright and green and made it into something you would see out of a horror movie?
I like to think of this experiment as a part of the growth process in my photography journey. Mostly because I am doing something that is outside of my comfort zone. It is the complete opposite of my photographic style. To capture something so lively and turn it into the complete opposite. I must admit, I was very hesitant when I tasked myself with this. That is why I only limited the equipment to cell phone because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to follow through had I been on my DSLR and my computer. This baby step has brought out a side of me that I never knew existed.
The Camera and Post Processing
As I mentioned above, I only wanted to tip toe into this area of photographic editing. I used my camera phone to take the picture. Then I used Google’s Snapseed to obtain the results above. I made sure to take away any reminisce of my usual photography style. That is why the photo is not in color and I almost maxed out the contrast level. The original picture was of a dark green tree with an overcast sky in the background. After using the filters in the app, I completely transformed this photo into something I never usually do. Please note: A different program was used to add my logo/watermark. That part was not done in Snapseed.
On a final note
This was a mini-photo project that I gave myself. It forced me to think outside the box and go to different levels of post processing editing that I have never touched before. I believe that this experience will help me in the future. There may be a scene that I come across that would need this special type of editing to portray a stronger story in a photo. I encourage you to step out side of your comfort zone when it comes to taking pictures. Even taking tiny baby steps in post processing can prove to be extremely beneficial later on down the road.
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