Wednesday, June 17, 2009

100 in 100, Day 16

self portrait, drawn with my life* hand
pastel, 9x12 inches

This one I started at 11pm! I've got to try some daylight drawing again soon. I also have to figure out where the white balance button is on the camera, because I've gotten in the habit of posting an inaccurate photograph in the evening, then taking and posting a better photograph the next day.

*a freudian slip that I'm leaving in--while I was trying to post this new photograph, the 6yo was yelling at me from one room, and the 8yo was yelling at me from another. I was having a hard time concentrating, apparently.


Dirk Gently said...

You know, you can adjust the light in post-processing rather than take another picture. Once you get the hang of it, its quite easy. Depends on what image software you have, PhotoShop or GIMP (freeware, it's what I use) are very good at it but even the stuff that came with your camera can probably do it. Play with hue/saturation, brightness/contrast, or levels. Once you've done a couple you'll be able to get the night time photo to "true colors" faster than taking another picture.

ina said...

Thanks, Dirk. I'll take a look. So far, all I've figured out on this point-and-shoot is point. and. shoot. Then, I upload (download?) into iPhoto, then all I know how to do is click "enhance" or mess with contrast and light scales. It isn't enough to fix the colors. But I don't know where any other adjustment choices are.

And sometimes the photos actually make the drawings look better than they do in real life! ;-)