by Armin Petschelt, d block

This body of work is my creation of a Wall Calendar. I created it because I wanted to make our usual calendars more personal. By putting in images I took from the places we went, I hoped to achieve just that. I chose images that had great texture, depth, and color composition. While I’m not trying to necessarily “communicate” anything, I still found this project to be educating. I learned how to alter images slightly to enhance colors and clarity while still making it appear real and believable. For the image I used for September, I was faced with the appearance of the squirrel having no front legs due to its harsh shadow. Therefore I learned to adjust the brightness using the brush tool for certain parts of a picture. That proved successful as now the legs are visible. I also learned how to use Shutterfly to order a calendar. I went through multiple drafts of each image until I was satisfied with the result. I applied multiple standards while taking the pictures and using Photoshop as the medium. I am grateful to have learned basic Photoshop skills this semester and am certain that I will use them in the future.

Credits:

Armin Petschelt Photography

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