Chapter 3 By Liam Hampshire


The Holiday Season Begins


Huangshan Mountains by Michael Kenna
According to an interview I read with him, one of the ways Michael Kenna would edit his photos was through burning and dodging to get the effect he wanted. I also used burning and dodging in my photo, along with some tweaking with contrast and brightness, to give my photo its foggy look. I am happy with how the background turned out, as it resembles the white bleakness of many of Kenna's works, but I believe I could have made the foreground look more cloudy and blended the colors a little more if I was a little more savvy in Photoshop. Overall it is alright, but not nearly as professional as Michael Kenna's photos.

Influential --- Self-Reflective --- Thematic

One of the things I have wanted to work on with my photography is being more creative with how I take my photos. I enjoy movies and learning how they are shot, so I appreciate the difficulty of photographing or filming something in a creative way. Therefore, I decided to do my passion project on taking photos with a more creative theme. I looked at movie shots and photos that I liked and decided to use reflection as my theme, due to the variety of ways you can use it.
On the left is a shot from Schindler's List and on the right is a photo by Michael Kenna

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