Now that Yoyo has become a real tennis fan, mostly of Roger Federer of course, the US Open Kids Day will be more about watching the game than just hanging out with family and friends and Yoyo’s other buddies as a pastime. Some shots from before Yoyo came into our life (two sets of images, before and after slight edits):
Last year this time, I was busy working on this video story, one that exemplifies the culture of TD. Every year, employees across the footprint join forces to pay respect to those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. There was a good problem we had: having too many story candidates to choose from. And I wish we had space for more characters. On the other hand, though, less is more!
This past weekend has been my 6-year-old son’s second time in his skiing career, if we can call it one. He started to like it. He’s not as remarkable as I have heard about other kids of his age. In my eye, and in particular through my lens, he is a pro already. Alright, I admit, he looks much greater in these photos than he really is. But hey, that’s what photos are for right?
Yoyo elegantly dodging a fallen skier on his way down
I’ve recently tried quite a few iPhone photo editing apps and Facetune 2 is my favorite, here are real-life case studies:
Tricks applied above:
Defocus (the holy grail that the iPhone has been trying relentlessly to emulate after – the shallow depth of field)
[You may try the auto feature but I find it hit or miss and the manual is definitely much better, if not perfect]
Vignette (an oval shaped spotlight effect, with a subtle dark frame around the person(s), on your chosen area of focus)
Having worked with images for over ten years, I feel even stronger that telling a good story with imagery is no easy job, even though technology is getting cheaper and more readily available. The world is, indeed, noisier, and people’s attention is one of the most precious resources of our time. Capturing that attention takes hard work and craftsmanship.