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I'm always looking for new tools and techniques to add to my bag of tricks, so I was excited to learn about HDR photography. Photography has long suffered from the inability to reproduce the same range of color and vibrancy that the eye can perceive. This leads to photos being dull. HDR, or High Dynamic Range, is a method of combining multiple different exposures in an attempt to reproduce this wider range of vibrancy.

For this project, I wanted to experiment with HDR photography, but in a manor I was familiar with. Nighttime photography has been an area I've had good success and fun perusing, so it seemed like an appropriate area of study. At night, buildings come alive with light, which I thought would provide an excellent, contrasty subject mater.


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Posted in: [ Final Projects ] [ Photography ] [ RPI ARTS-1020 ]
[ posted 04/30/09 @ 1706 -5 GMT ] by Sparky
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No, this isn't about Queen, but it's still a good song.

Alas, this is the first project I've done where Linux just couldn't cut it. So off to my gaming PC I went in an endeavor to create the world's best super Hero.

Say hello to Captain Cracker, defender of taste and destroyer of hunger. He leaves behind a trail of crumbs and licked fingers. His greatest enemy is water, which makes him soggy and fall apart. His greatest allies are cheese and pepperoni. When combined, they form an snacktastic force none can withstand.




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[ posted 04/30/09 @ 1654 -5 GMT ] by Sparky
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This project was to come up with some sort of BioArt concept and make a web page about it. In class we had a presentation on BioArt and one of the artists was micro-projecting video on to tissue. I didn't think that was very interesting, but the concept of biological video screens had potential.


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[ posted 04/30/09 @ 1618 -5 GMT ] by Sparky
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Stop-Motion animation was kind of fun to do, though I kind of wish I had more time to do it. I procrastinated, as usual, so I didn't have enough time to do as many frames as I had hoped.


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Posted in: [ Photography ] [ RPI ARTS-1020 ]
[ posted 04/30/09 @ 1610 -5 GMT ] by Sparky
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This is the first assignment where I had the opportunity to use something other than GIMP.

I had no real inspiration for this project, so I decided to make an up-scaled logo for Caligon Studios. I had no idea where to start, so I did what I usually do and went with a reptilian motif. I decided to have it chewing on the studio name because I have a tendency to chew on things at my desk when I'm bored. I also went with a shadowy theme because I like to lurk around behind the scenes.


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[ posted 04/30/09 @ 1558 -5 GMT ] by Sparky
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What would an art course be with out some portraiture? Not a very thorough one, but that's besides the point.


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But the primary purpose of this assignment was to work some more with digital manipulation. The second part of the assignment was to both age and beautify out own portrait.


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Posted in: [ Photography ] [ RPI ARTS-1020 ]
[ posted 04/30/09 @ 1511 -5 GMT ] by Sparky
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The next project was pixel art. This was a difficult one for me because it represents everything I try to avoid in digital art (that being pixelization, posterization). But at least I not have a certain respect for the artists who do it because it's not easy.


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The second part of the project was to create a small animation using some pixel art from the other students.


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[ posted 04/30/09 @ 1453 -5 GMT ] by Sparky
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The first project from ARTS1020 was digital collages. This wasn't the first time I've done it, but that didn't make it any less fun ^_^


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Posted in: [ Photography ] [ RPI ARTS-1020 ]
[ posted 04/30/09 @ 1443 -5 GMT ] by Sparky
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