Photo Editing 图片编辑

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Yet powerful storytelling with images takes a lot of time and craftsmanship. This is one of the things I think about on a daily basis. I love images and playing with them, as I believe they can both entertain and inspire.

一图胜千言。然而,用影像讲故事却仍然是一门很花时间的技术(艺术)活。我每天都在思考这些问题。我喜欢影像,也喜欢打磨它们,因为我相信它们既可以给人美感,也可以给人灵感。


My camera followed Yoyo while he was playing with fallen foliage on the tennis courts. Then I stitched the three shots in Photoshop into a single frame, forming a sequence of Yoyo’s three positions. It almost feels like the photo is coming alive, a different form of iPhone’s Live Photo:

在长岛一片网球场上,我拿着相机逐格跟踪正在玩落叶的悠悠拍了连续三张,然后在Photoshop里把三张拼接成了一张图,成了一张有动感的单图:

My camera followed Yoyo while he was playing with fallen foliage on the tennis courts. Then I stitched the three shots in Photoshop into a single frame with a sequence of Yoyo's three positions. It almost feels like the photo is coming alive.

 

Shanghai’s development has been nothing but spectacular. And however many words cannot inspire the kind of awe like this pair of photos between circa 1920 and 2009 can, thanks to a MIT scientist photographer Dheera Venkatraman. Here below is a GIF photo, tap here for an interactive slider version:

上海经历的变化可谓翻天覆地,我看到过的今昔对比照中下面这一组是最绝的,感谢这位有心的麻省理工的科学家,找到了1920年前后的老照片,2009年他回到外滩用他自己的相机重温了老照片的镜头。下面这个是动图GIF,点这里看互动滚动刷

Pudong, Shanghai has seen plenty of changes, pretty fast! (Circa 1920, 2009 by Dheera Venkatraman)

Pudong, Shanghai (Circa 1920 by unknown, 2009 by Dheera Venkatraman)

 

I started a photography project that set out to document Beijing’s air quality on a daily basis, thanks to a friend’s help. It has become an effective tool to visually present the drastic contrast of a good day and a really smoggy day in Beijing, such as this split screen. (Nowadays, the project deploys a system that automatically snaps a picture every hour and uploads the picture to our server via a local Wi-Fi connection.) [For an interactive slider version, click here on The Atlantic.]

2007年在加州大学伯克利读新闻硕士的最后一个学期,我突发奇想,让一个朋友帮忙开始每天用图片记录北京的空气质量,从此开始了长达多年的一个后来叫做“中国空气日报”的计划(最后应用的技术是相机连接延时设备每小时自动拍照和上传)。对于很多没有经常在北京体验过雾霾的朋友来说,看看这些图片可以说大开眼界,尤其是以下这组强烈的反差:【互动滚动刷的版本请点这里

I started a photography project that set out to document Beijing's air quality on a daily basis, thanks to a friend's help. It has become an effective tool to visually present the drastic contrast of a good day and a really smoggy day in Beijing, such as this split screen. (Nowadays, the project deploys a system that automatically snaps a picture every hour and uploads the picture to our server via a local Wi-Fi connection.) [For an interactive slider version, click here on The Atlantic.]

 

When a scary tornado hit New York City in 2010, I picked up an interest in 3D photography, and used two iPhone 4’s to start shooting hundreds of pairs of photos over the devastation the tornado left behind, uprooting hundred-year-old trees and smashing slightly younger houses in Forest Hills. One of the friends I made in the stereoscopic photography community is talented Paul Aaron Johnson, who used the technique below to render a shot three dimensional without glasses:

2010年开始自学了一段时间3D摄影,用的设备也很简单,大多数情况都是拿着自己和老婆的两部iPhone 4出去写生(当时发生了一场龙卷风,上百棵参天大树被连根拔起)。学了不少,也结交了不少3D发烧友,但是感觉这个媒介还没法成为主流,而且后期制作等过程也过于繁琐,就没有继续深究了。不过下面这位朋友做出来的很适合裸眼体验的3D效果却值得一看:【其实就是GIF把连续若干帧画面串成小动画,有兴趣可到 Paul Aaron Johnson 网站看该系列更多作品】

 

GIF: animated sequence showing a 3D perspective over Manhattan and Central Park, via Paul Aaron Johnson’s site

 

Using the iPhone app “360 Panorama,” shooting 360 photos without additional lenses is possible, if not perfect. Above is a test shot standing on top of a boulder in Central Park on a sunny day. Tap here to see the real 360/VR effect, or scan the QR code below:

最近也在关注VR这个炙手可热的领域,最让我震撼的是SpaceX 的 Falcon 9 一级火箭精准着陆大西洋上的驳船的一幕,手机捕捉的模拟效果可点这里。但是玩转VR绝非易事,设备和后期等方面都需要有很大突破才能让更多人接受。不过现在手机上已经有一些可以裸机就拍出一点360效果的应用了,比如这个【点这里用手机可以上下左右看360效果,或者扫描下面的二维码】:

Using the iPhone app "360 Panorama," shooting 360 photos without additional lenses is possible, if not perfect. Above is a test shot standing on top of a boulder in Central Park on a sunny day. Tap here to see the real 360/VR effect, or scan the QR code below.

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