Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hy Peskin

For my Unit 4 assignment, I chose the photojournalist Hy Peskin. Peskin was the first staff photographer for Sports Illustrated magazine. I really admire his baseball and football photographs. He has taken countless pictures of some of baseball's most famous stars including Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron. Peskin also took pictures of the fine arts, including singers, dancers, and performers. He also took a few political and nature still-life photos. Perhaps some of his most famous work was done on July 4th weekend, 1953 when he took pictures of the Kennedy family. This helped to launch his career, as well as the political career of JFK.

This is Peskin in a helicopter trying to take some aerial shots of a sporting event. 

One of Peskin's famous Kennedy photos. This is John F. and his wife, Jacqueline.

Hammerin Hank Aaron

One of Peskin's many photos taken of a showgirl.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Photoshop Outdoors

This is my 2-year-old beagle, Gracie. She was playing keep-away using rawhide bone with my 15-year-old border collie. I used picasa to edit this photo. First I edited out some of the empty space around the outside of the subject. I then used the contrast and coloring sliders to give the picture more red coloring. This enhanced the tan colors in the straw and on her  face. 

Photoshop Indoors

This is my fiance, Haylee. I took the picture in our living room without a flash or lights on. The only light was sunlight through the windows. I cropped the picture using Picasa. I cropped out the wall behind the couch so that the red checkered pattern was the only background. I then used Picasa's retouch tool to get rid of a couple facial blemishes. I then used the color slider to add more red coloring, giving it a more natural look.

Name Project

I hope this is somewhat readable. It should read TYLER, or I guess it's more like tYLEr. The only tough letter to find was the R. I first looked through images of chairs to no luck. Then I thought about a drinking fountain or water spicket. The fish picture popped up and fit perfect for a lower-case r. 

Monday, February 20, 2012


Here's the logo I created using powerpoint. I wasn't sure if the assignment was specific on a topic. I chose charter fishing because that is my dream job. Slim chance of this happening, being that I live in the midwest, but one day...


I took this picture at an Indiana Tech Men's Baseketball game. This is a player for Tech shooting a three pointer. The photo is a bit blurry and some of the action in front of the player is distracting to the person I wanted the picture to be centered on.

This is the cropped version of the picture. I cropped out the other players on the floor using Picasa. This drew more attention to the person shooting the ball and the defender is front of him. One thing I tried to crop out was the people on the bleachers directly behind the shooter's head. I also lightened the photo and the colors seem to contrast much better.

Lighten Up

This is my fiance', Haylee, at Indiana Tech. This picture was taken with a nikon D60. As you can see, the lighting is not the greatest.

This is the new picture of Haylee, edited with Picasa. I first tried the "I'm feeling lucky" button, but that didn't look quite right. I then tried the    "fill light" slider in various positions. As you can see, the picture looks much brighter, including the blue in her eyes and orange on the uniform.