The next Utah Photowalk is Saturday at 5 pm. We’re meeting at Thanksgiving Point to photograph the tulip festival, should the weather and blossoms cooperate.
I like to assign myself a little project for each Photowalk, and this time, it’s to get familiar with some new filters I bought for my workshop at the Moab Photo Symposium, and to collect some more base images for my examples.
Today’s image used no filters, just 9 exposures I made while jumping about in one spot. I stacked the images into layers in Photoshop above a black background. Then I used the screen blending mode for each layer to screen, dropping the opacity to 20%. Why a black background? One way to think of the screen mode is as if two slide projectors were pointed at the same black screen; what you see is the blended image; the black background serves as a blank canvas for my watercolor effect.
Hope to see you out at Thanksgiving Point. More details are at our Flickr site.