Monday, 18 January 2016

Combining it all...

After taking the images of the boys and manipulating them, I wondered whether I could edit the pinhole camera images into them also.

I do like how the colours compliment each other, but I would like the shape of the light trails to follow the shape of the main focus. 

Some more experimenting gave me a bit of success in terms of getting the light trails to bend to mimic the shape of the main focus, however, I had to take notice of how it was distorting the shape of the trails. I also decided to manipulate the colours to match the main focus of the image to make them blend together, to make it seem as though it was the figure making the light trails.

I am quite pleased with the overall effect that the images have. The use of the pinhole camera images has really given the eye another focus when viewing the photograph, I really like the burst of colour that now accompanies the figure. I do think that I need to use images that have more focus on the figure, as I feel the middle image is too broken down to really see what is happening.

What do you think?


  1. Nice one! What a great way to combine the different techniques that you have used in the project. The colour combinations really pick up what is happening in the main focus of the image. Similar to light painting, really clever manipulation of the images, especially the ones from the pinhole cameras.

  2. press ganged art critic1 February 2016 at 02:34

    I really like the third picture on the right - the red light trails focus the eye to the main image. the colour combinations really standout against the darker background. You can see the motion without seeing the original photograph.

  3. I really like how the background blends in with the main focus of the image. The third one is interesting as it the background follows the motion of the arms, and the colours make it look as though the background has been made by the figure.

    The way the background has been manipulated to look as though it moves with the figure is really eye catching.