When I was taking the digital photography class I would often carry my camera with me, regardless of whether or not I was going to class. I brought it with me to work, on walks, long trips and sometimes when I was just going out to hang out with friends. When this photo was taken, I was waiting in a stairwell with my friend Sean for the other guys to show up.
One thing I quickly learned to appreciate having was the ability to capture RAW images and the subsequent ability to take a photo that was fairly dark or bright and make a useable picture out of it. This was one of the first that I actually practiced that on.
The original photo was bland, and just dark enough to be useless. So I played with the lighting in Adobe’s Camera Raw mode, cropped it where I wanted it, adjusted the levels more in Photoshop and came out with this. I personally think it looks fantastic. Dark and perhaps a little frightening. He’s my friend, so it’s hard for me to be frightened of him, but that’s basically the response I got from my instructor and classmates.
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This post was written by Mikal