Shades Of Sepia

Photographic art & community shared thru photography.

Danny Trejo (Machete)

This was hard as f**k!!! But I made the attempt to do it anyway. If I had access to the RAW file, I know I could have done better 😀 Photo used for the purpose of demonstrating Photoshop skills.

Sri Sepia

I started to convert this beautiful capture I got of this Indian woman in to a drawing, but I decided not to in the end. You know, being a photographer reminds us of just how much culture is within our local reach.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 18 April, 2015
  • Focal length: 110mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Title: Brooklyn Botanical Garden

 

Male fish Model LOL

Honestly, I don’t know how or why I got the idea to do this, but it was different and fun anyway. I discovered blinding the tail with his skin to make it look “natural” was difficult. Then again I thought, what is “natural,” if there’s no such thing as a human fish. LOL. Well, when we’re creating art, we can getaway with almost anything.

Reaching The Third Dimension

Today, I finally took some time to learn Photoshop’s 3D features. This is not for the faint of heart. This shit is complicated!! LOL.. It really gave me a headache. It gave me a headache not just in trying to learn it, but the camera angles are really hard to get used to, if you’ve never really worked with 3D. Anyone interested in 3D, I recommend learning it from Adobe Illustrator first. Both PS and AI are still very different programs, but, my opinion is that beginners should learn it from AI first.

Up The Sepia Stairs

I really love it when it’s sunny out. It helps to achieve the best photo opportunities. Don’t you think?

 

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.4
  • Camera: SM-G965U
  • Taken: 22 April, 2018
  • Focal length: 4.3mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 1/560s

Let There Be Light!!

I really, really wished I had my DSLR for this shot. I know that I appear to say this a lot, but it’s really true. Although cellphones take amazing photos today, they all don’t work in every situation. Well, at least depending on the end result on what you’d like to achieve.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.9
  • Camera: SM-G920T
  • Taken: 6 January, 2017
  • Focal length: 4.3mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s

City Sepia Lights

I really, really wished I had my DSLR that night. This really would have been an awesome capture! Oh well…

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.9
  • Camera: SM-G920T
  • Taken: 8 February, 2018
  • Focal length: 4.3mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

The Face Of The Dark Sepia!

I was playing around with Photoshop this morning. Tried to see what I can create without using any kind of filters. I love challenging myself with this, cause it’s always interesting what I come up with later. It’s also interesting that whatever idea I had in the beginning, my end results are always entirely different! But always turns out better then I originally envisioned it. LOL.

Rose Diamond Butterfly: Emerged At Night

Today, I wanted to work on something entirely different. Wasn’t sure what I wanted, but after a couple of days, this is what I came up with. I took two different diamonds and created a cool butterfly. Like it? Everything using Photoshop.

Two Toned City: Awakening

I hadn’t realized just how long it’s been since I’ve posted any of my images. Don’t worry, I have not abandoned my site. I have a nice one for you today. Believe it or not, this was actually about 8 AM, and for some reason at that second, the scene caught my eye.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.9
  • Camera: SM-G920T
  • Taken: 28 October, 2017
  • Focal length: 4.3mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 1/12000s

Up The Sepia Stairs

For some reason, this scene caught my eye. Most definitely represents the everyday New Yorker.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.9
  • Camera: SM-G920T
  • Taken: 9 December, 2016
  • Focal length: 4.3mm
  • ISO: 80
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s

Relax In The Sepia

I really do love this photo. The first thing I thought of when I saw this photo opportunity was, one of those vacation commercials we often see on TV during the summertime. A lonely chair just before someone comes with a Piña Colada w/ alcoholic beverage in his or her hand, and sits down for an hour or two for relaxation. Actually, just looking at the photo if this chair appears to be very relaxing. So don’t forget to every once in a while take a break. As human beings we all need them.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.9
  • Camera: SM-G920T
  • Taken: 4 May, 2017
  • Focal length: 4.3mm
  • ISO: 40
  • Shutter speed: 1/391s

Business Card

I did this for a class project last year. I’ve noticed almost everyone is designing their resumes with Adobe logos, as if the reviewer was looking at a live computer screen on paper. I found this to be very interesting. It never crossed my mind. However, it does make sense, the logos are immediately recognizable, and without reading anything, the interviewer knows that you’re familiar with “said” Adobe product. Personally, I would be mindful of how many logos you put on your resume from a design perspective. If it works in your particular design, leave it. If it doesn’t work, omit it. I designed this for a back of a business card in Illustrator. I could have just as easily did this in Photoshop, but I didn’t. Please note that Illustrator and Photoshop are NOT the same! Not even close! Just saying…

Down The Sepia Street

Honestly guys, I can’t wait until it gets warmer. Last year, I had so many things on my mind that I did not go to any photo-walks. If I didn’t have my smart phone, I would not have taken any photos period. I still have several hundred photos unpublished, but it’s still nothing like the enjoyment of going out with my camera. Well, a couple of days ago, it wasn’t exactly warm, but the skies were beautiful enough for this beautiful shot. Thanks for visiting my blog. Remember photographers, always be ready for that unforeseen shot!!

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.9
  • Camera: SM-G920T
  • Taken: 14 April, 2017
  • Exposure bias: -2EV
  • Focal length: 4.3mm
  • ISO: 40
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s

New Sepia Sky

Sorry guys, didn’t realize it was almost 2 months since my last post. What a beautiful shot! This is one of those perfect examples of “A pictures says a thousand words.” Or at least close enough. My cellphone could not catch all of the beauty that my eyes have captured. Yet, having said that, it’s also so promising to see what technology will have in store for us in the future.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.9
  • Camera: SM-G920T
  • Taken: 7 April, 2017
  • Exposure bias: -2EV
  • Focal length: 4.3mm
  • ISO: 40
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s

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