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It will probably be a while until I am completely adjusted with my schedule. Work and school have been keeping me busy lately. I must say though, I really am enjoying being a student again. I survived the first week, so far so good. Introduction has been quite a tease and a little bit of an eye opener. I knew that the program isn’t going to be a piece of cake, but I am now realizing how taxing it is going to be, schedule-wise, especially as the semester progresses.

I have not had a chance to go out and shoot since the semester started. Yesterday was an exception, but that was for a paying client. Homework will be introduced this week, most of them will be a “shooting” assignment. That’ll give me a fresh content for the blog, and hopefully will show what I have learned so far. Today’s image is one that I took before school started. Lightroom has been my favorite post processing tool for as long as I can remember. With the addition of the Radial Filter in LR5, I find myself loving it even more. That is exactly what I did on this image. I added a localized enhancement on the center of the ring as I wanted the viewers to really focus on the details. I am hoping this is enough to keep you amused for now, or at least something to remind you that I am still here :)

Happy Monday, everyone!

22 thoughts on “Band

  1. Nicely done! I keep meaning to try out radial filter. Congrats on becoming a student. I must go back to your earlier posts and discover exactly what you are studying and where!

    • Thanks Rachael! I just started this semester, and I am really happy that I registered. I find that I understand the technical aspect of photography better than before.

  2. Hi Gracie! First congratulations on becoming a student again – many good wishes to you! I’m excited to see what you will be posting here now. Yes, the radial filter is just fabulous!! The highlight on the ring is fantastic! Love your work, love to read about your images. Have a wonderful week!! :)

  3. Good for you, Gracie. I would think commercial photography would be both interesting and fun. I’m finally taking a beginner’s photography workshop….it’s about time, right? I’m looking forward to it!

    • Thanks Elisa! Good luck on your workshop :) Took me a while too before I made the decision to register for the program, and I am glad I did :)

  4. I think you’ll do well in your studies, Gracie. I loved mine when I took the courses years ago. I doubt you’ll be studying the same course work offered back then, which included film and print processing, emulsion making, sensitometry and densitometry, though I could see how a course in digital print making could be valuable.

    • I hope you’re right, Ken. So far I am really enjoying the classes. I have four courses this semester: Applied Photography and Design (Photoshop), Camera and Light (all about the camera basics as well as using and manipulating light), Professional Photo Practices (Business course), and Photo Imaging Lab (which is designed to educate students on preparing images for different medium, including print). The program is all Digital, I was a bit disappointed that we don’t get to touch film at all.

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