Build complex toys and simple tools
by Tony Karp
I don't shoot raw. I shoot JPEG, but I think of it as my raw. Instead of starting with an undeveloped raw file, the JPEG is the starting point for my images. I skip the messy part and go right to the fun part.My workflow is quite simple. I read the JPEGs from my camera into a cataloging program. Then I make a pass and cull out some of the obviously bad ones. If I don't see anything to work with right away, I let things sit for a while, and then take another look. You'd be amazed at the difference even a few days makes.
But wait! There's More! What about a print?
Some technical notes: The original picture was shot with a Leica C (typ 112). The post processing was done with Adobe Streamline 4, Adobe Illustrator 10, and LightZone 3. The 3D version was designed and rendered in SketchUp 8 and printed on a Zprinter 650 full color 3D printer.Another note: The butterfly isn't really in Havana. It's in my backyard in Northern Virginia. But the colors made me think of pictures I've seen of Havana, so bright and warm. So that's where the butterfly is.
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