Friday, February 6, 2009

Playing with Photoshop: Digital Daguerreotypes

My first project for Digital Photo class is due tomorrow. We researched the history of Daguerreotype photography, had a crash lesson in basic Photoshop CS4 (2.5 hours), and were then presented the mission of manipulating a 21st century digital photo into a 19Th century Daguerreotype. I present my first true foray into Photoshop for your viewing pleasure.

Rides from the Past - BEFORE

Rides from the Past - AFTER

Click on the pics to enlarge. I am hoping for an "A"...wish me luck!

Image displayed is copyright pfeiffer photos 2008 - all rights reserved.


Anonymous said...

This looks great, nice work! I would LOVE to take some photoshop classes like that, I seem to only find basic classes here though. Anyway, great picture!

Cheryl said...

Cool. When I was getting my Masters in Library Science I took a class on Preservation and did research on daguerreotypes, tintypes and another type that started with a that I cant' remember! Anyway, I was fascinated.

Hope you are feeling better! xx

TMCPhoto said...

that is beautiful, If I was your instructor I'd give you an A for sure.

I'd like to try that myself, you should post a how to.

Two Dog Pond said...

That is so cool. I love it.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

urban: check online...I found some great sites with tutorials and they were not too 'techie'. I bookmarked a few and can post later if you're interested; thanks for stopping by!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

cheryl: It's been a fun process...we enjoyed it. Thanks for the well wishes...I've improved a bit and the sun is out so that helps!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

tmcphoto: thank you...I will consider a how-to for a future post, thanks for the idea and for your nice comment today. :)

two dog: Thank you much; I'm rather pleased with the end result and it's such a fun process to try!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Really like the transformation! Beautiful work.

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