Inspiration From Man Ray – Editing

Having spent some time researching photographer Man Ray I decided to use one of my images from shoot two. My main reasons for choosing this image is because it ‘s quite abstract and slightly out of focus, but these qualities add to the over all dynamics which I am aiming to achieve through the editing process using photoshop.

Her eis the image.


Editing using photoshop > …………………….

Hard Light –

Screen shot 2013-05-17 at 22.59.24


Soft light –

Screen shot 2013-05-17 at 23.00.52


Modifying the curves on the image can create a harsh or gentle solarization effect – similar to Man Rays ones! –

Screen shot 2013-05-17 at 23.04.12


Still on Curves, set to negative (RGB). This yields a very interesting effect, but for me there is not enough contrast within the subject. –

Screen shot 2013-05-17 at 23.07.35

Still on curves, set to colour negative (RGB). Again this yields an interesting effect,  and I prefer the effect that this one gives the images, as there is a stronger contrast within the image –

Screen shot 2013-05-17 at 23.09.12



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