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No camera just means more time on my hands

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My camera is still kaputt. I haven’t heard anything about how reliable Teleplan is for repairing cameras and if I were to spend $400 to repair a camera that is six years old, I may as well put that money (that I don’t have) ¬†toward a new camera.

So for the time being, I’m reduced to camera phone pictures. Sad, but true.

Not having a DSLR at my disposal has really thrown me off. ¬†But a few months of pouting hasn’t accomplished anything so I am back to working on projects for my Etsy store. My goal is to add new products on a regular basis and find new ways of marketing my merchandise. I’ve posted my Sunflower Girl 8×10 print on craigslist with the hope that it will generate interest not necessarily for that particular print, but for my store and products in general. Any ideas and suggestions are warmly welcomed. This is something I’m striving to be successful with.

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September 17, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Naked Statue in Royal Oak

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Naked Statue in Royal Oak

Originally uploaded by becklotheamazing

Downtown Royal Oak, Michigan

This was a fun photograph to play around with in Photoshop. I converted it to grayscale and adjusted the contrast to add more texture. I layered this on top of a color copy of the same photo and gently erased the sky with a low opacity eraser to let hints of blue shine through. I finished it off with a slight vignette for a real dramatic feel.

I think the end result makes it look like the cover of an Ayn Rand novel.

Written by becklo

May 13, 2010 at 7:38 pm