Doing Lots of Different Things

I have been going through lots of change in my life right now. I've grown past my old self. Writing was very important goal for me some years ago. It still is, but other interests like photography and film-making is taking over it. There's always a change in perspective and interests in life. If not,…

How I Made Whispering The Moon Image

I was not sure what to post on the sixth day of my photo project. I was going through my photo feed on VSCO, and I saw an image I took in Khokana.

I took it some months ago while I was visiting the place with my friends.

Whispering the Moon

I was not sure how to edit, so I thought of converting it to black and white first through the VSCO app.

Processed with VSCOcam with x1 preset

After that, I played with different tools to make it darker and more visually interesting.

Processed with VSCOcam with x1 preset

Gave it some finishing touch in the end.

Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset

I was not satisfied with the image, I wanted to add something. So I went ahead to the tangent app and added a round shape in the original image.

Whispering the Moon 5

I didn’t like the shape. Went ahead with another one.

Whispering the Moon 6

Loved this shape. The middle point was in the person standing in the middle of the ground. It made it look visually satisfying.

After that, all I needed to do was convert into black and white similar to the one that I did in the beginning and then add moon to the background. I was inspired to add props–moon–in the image by reading this interview of Jill Emmer.

Here’s the final image:

Whispering the Moon

I hope you found this post helpful.

There’s only one thing that I regret. Not taking a screencast of all the process. I could have made a video walking through exactly what I did.

If you liked this image, I post them regularly on my Instagram. And also on my Facebook page and Facebook account.

Here’s the list of apps I used to edit this image:

  1. VSCO App
  2. VSCO Film for Lightroom
  3. Tangent App
  4. Adobe Photoshop CC
  5. Adobe Lightroom 5

 

Outlet For Your Work

Having an outlet for your work is extremely important. Especially, if you work on a creative field. I don't work much on a creative field except for web designing. However, for the past few months, I have been interested in photography. I learned how to use a DSLR, and started taking lots of pictures. There's…

February 1, 2015

Today also happens to be February first - February 1, 2015. Last year, I took a challenge to write a blog post everyday during the month of February. This year, I'm planning to do the same for photo. Post one photo everyday. I don't know if I'll succeed, but looking back, I think I have…

Always Log Your Ideas

New ideas generate at random times. I rely mostly on those ideas to write these blog posts. My brain generally generates new ideas while I'm resting or sleeping at night. The peak idea generation time for me is 4 AM to 6 AM in the morning. I'll be half asleep and half awake during that…

Eliminate Distraction Completely

You can use any medium to make yourself productive or distract you. In the same way, I can use my mobile phone to make myself productive or distract me. In my case, it has been distracting a lot for a long period of time. I open my mobile to write a to-do list, but I…

How to Be Productive with Cell Phone

Today, one year ago, I purchased a cell phone. I was scared to buy any cell phone. I was aware that I couldn't produce anything through it, only consume. And I did everything to stop consumption--stopped watching TV--before that. I needed a cell phone, but I didn't want it because it had more disadvantages compared…

Create My Own Set of Reality

On August 1, 2014, I wrote that I'd write something everyday this month. I failed at it. I didn't fail because of procrastination or other stuff along those line. I failed because I was sick. I couldn't open my laptop for a long time during this month. This is probably the first time I couldn't…