This was very overwhelming at least for me because I have no experience prior to using Photoshop and almost wanted to give up because I felt so inadequate in this project. After feeling this way for a couple of days I decided to stop with the negatively and start with your creativity and see where this possibly take me! Without giving it away, my subject was a happily married couple. Please enjoy!
This picture was taken of the happy couple during their photo shoot. They were positioned in their gazebo and Mrs. Whoswho was looking away while we snapped her profile while Mr. Whoswho was looking into the camera.
The couple wanted to showcase their home so they wanted to pose in front of their slide and window to illustrate the beautiful finishes to the house like the window and slide, because who doesn’t need a slide in their own home!
They couple choose to pose in the home and wanted the whole house to be shown because they were very proud of what they have achieved and how beautiful it is. It has swings, a ladder, a lounge chair, and they maintain flowers all long the home.
The couple wanted people to see their favorite spot in the house, the bridge because this is where they looked at the sky together, talk, and like to be at night. you can see here that they like to hold hands as they spend time outside.
So like I mentioned in the beginning this project was a real undertaking for me because I have absolutely no experience in design so I wanted to cry and just call it quits, but after much debiting with myself I decided to try my best and try to learn from this experience.
I decided to choose my daughters toys because they are technically mine. These toys are called Woodzeez and I am in love but because it would be weird if they were mine I started buying them for my daughter but knew they were for me and the Family I wanted the most was the WhosWhos. I think the Owl and name just made it super cute so knew I wanted to use them as my subject. They have 2 children but wanted to capture what my version of a happy couple is because to me they are. I wanted to shoot them with their home for many reasons: the treehouse is beautiful, it had many places I could shoot, it could show how the couple lives having flowers and furniture they enjoy, and because shooting in their home would make them look more loving at least I think. I did take many angles and perspectives and I hope I was able to get that across. I did close up and far away, natural light, night time, flash, and house light. I took aerial and looking up at them. I did side posses and even made them seem as if they were trying to take selfie. In the end I had fun during the Photoshoot it give me a chance to get my creative side out.
This is the Photo I blended, It was my favorite so I wanted to use it over again. She looks like she is taking a selfie so its just cute to me. I wasn’t able to blend it with the instructions I was given in vital information so I was blessed that my son (7th grade) is using photoshop in his graphic design class and was able to show me how he does it. I hope I hit the mark but either way I attempted it and gave it the old college try!
The texture photo I used was:
Photo Source: https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/spg/show_picture.pl?l=english&rais=1&oiu=http%3A%2F%2Forig06.deviantart.net%2Fce0b%2Ff%2F2013%2F227%2Fa%2F9%2Flight_bokeh_texture_59_by_xnienke-d6i8gbx.jpg&sp=c70421311234c1c891fc34a9df0be2f3
These are the critiques I received from Jesus and Heather:
The images are great