i edited and combined some photos


Welcome to My Life is now online. This is a short I art directed in 2015, created by Elizabeth Ito. We used 3d animation combined with photo bg’s. The animation was done by TeamTo in Paris. We took photos on location and then edited them, added elements or moved stuff around to make them work as backgrounds for the animation. Above is some of the art I made for it.

It was a great project to work on and I’m really proud of how it all turned out.

Here I am on the photo shoot with (on left) Riley Riggen - production coordinator, Elizabeth Ito - creator, writer, director and Rob Getzschman - photographer, editor.


Tourism Philippines kindly asked me to show off their country’s assets, particularly the islands of Palawan and Cebu. I’d heard rumours of the Philippines’ natural beauty, so I couldn’t refuse the offer. What followed was 7 days of island hopping in some of the most stunning natural surroundings I have ever experienced (and I’ve been to some beautiful places). I’ve been snorkelling, kayaking and swimming before, but I can assure you it’s more fun in the Philippines. Mother nature turned it on, up, and went all out. In that one unforgettable week I shot 10800 photos and videos (608GB of data) to make this edit, which combines slow motion, timelapse and aerials to capture the jaw-dropping beauty and unique sense of escapism on offer in the Philippines. Thanks so much for watching!


The Galaxy in my Hood - Explored #13 by Matt Payne
Via Flickr:
I really wanted to drive to Lost Lake today to get a photograph of the Milky Way and Mount Hood. I had to drop my wife and son off at the Portland airport at 3:30 A.M., so I was already going to be awake and in the car; however, I took one look at the weather and decided it would have been a waste of gas - nothing but fog and clouds in the forecast. Instead, I came home and edited this version of Mount Hood and the Milky Way, with a small meteor above galactic center. My goal was to use the lines created by the Milky Way and it’s reflection to draw the viewer right into the center of the frame and Mount Hood. I also went for the inclusion of these two rocks on the shore of Lost Lake as anchors for my photo. Some technical details: Nikon D800, Nikon 14-24, f/2.8, ISO 3200, 30 seconds. I combined exposures taken on the same night, one earlier than the other, to get good exposure on Mount Hood. I enhanced the reflection of the Milky Way to make it more visible and to achieve the vision I had for the image.

anonymous asked:

Hey, sorry to bother, but what do you use for putting your aesthetics together (did that make sense?)

It’s not a bother! I’ve been meaning to put together some kind of mini-tutorial on them for ages anyway. So I might  over-answer this, actually.

How I Make Aesthetics

So everything I use (at the moment, at least) is a free website rather than a software. (Although I’m finally getting photoshop soon, so this process will change).

Finding the images is sometimes the most difficult and time-consuming part of making edits, imo. It almost always takes me a lot of searching to figure out what images will represent the character/person best, and then what search terms will get what I have in mind.

Although I will say that adding “tumblr” to a generic search term tends to get you more “artsy” photographs rather than stock photos. 


A search for “jewelry” gets you this:

while a search for “jewelry tumblr” gets you this:

And the ones you’ll find in the second search are usually what I like better for edits.

So once you find your image, the site I use to edit individual pictures is Pixlr (I use the in-browser editor version)

The first thing I do is crop the image to the proportions I want. I use 1.5x1. But that’s up to you and what you think looks best.

I’m not going to go through the whole editing process, because honestly it’s different for every one I use.

Alright, so get your image edited to what you like.

It’s up to you how many images you want to use. For mine, I use eight for a full one and four for a mini. But again, this is up to you.

I use a different site for combining the images into a set, Fotor

Here your want to select the “make a collage” option

Then select “canvas” 

That takes you here, and I usually set the background color to something neutral

There are automatically some stock photos in the cache, but just hit “open” and upload the ones you’re planning to use. You can then drag them onto the canvas

The beauty of this site is that as long as the images have the same proportions, it automatically makes them the same size. (You can change sizes if you want, but it works perfectly for these edits)

Another great thing about this site are these:

Guidelines that help you line things up and fit them together how you want them.

So now you want to get all your images on the canvas and arrange them how you want.

Save it. I usually use the highest quality option.

But the image you’ll have is something like this:

With the big extra bit on the side.

So I take it back to Pixlr and crop it again to get the final thing I want:

And that’s it!

Hope this helped you!

~ little fingers ~ jar of imagines #35 ~

You heard the melody of Sunburn by Muse creep through walls of the living room. The lyrics were replaced by beautifully played piano notes and its sound rang in the once silent room. Dan must’ve picked it back up to play again. You were hanging around in the kitchen with your six year old, (Y/D/N), watching her draw and color. She looked around, searching for the source of the music.

“Mummy, where’s that sound coming from?” She said in the same articulate accent as Dan’s.

“Your father’s playing the piano in the living room.” You reply. It gave you a warm feeling every time she called you ‘mummy’.

“I want to go watch.” She jumped off her chair and bolted for the living room.

“(Y/D/N), don’t disturb him.” You call, though you doubt she heard that.

You heard the piano stop playing which meant that Dan had spotted (Y/D/N). You walked over to where Dan was to see (Y/D/N) sitting on Dan’s lap.

“Show me how to play that.” (Y/D/N) asked eagerly.

“The one I was just playing?” Dan asked and (Y/D/N) nodded. “That might be a bit tricky for you. I can teach you a different song.” Dan suggested while he turned back to the piano.

You expected him to start playing twinkle twinkle little star, but instead, he played Moonlight Sonata. You were pretty happy with his choice.

(Y/D/N) continued to practice the piano everyday, even when Dan wasn’t able to help her. She sits down by the piano for at least half an hour a day, on her own, and starts practicing. By week three of piano playing, she got it all down.

One day, she decided she wanted to let Dan hear her accomplishment. With Dan sitting on her right side, (Y/D/N) started to play Moonlight Sonata flawlessly. You found it adorable how all you could see were their backs facing you while they played the piano. Perhaps even picture worthy for Instagram.

You grabbed your phone and swiped to the camera. You took a picture (and maybe 27 before that) and left the room, smiling. You scrolled thought the photos to find the perfect one to edit and put filters on. After you settled on a combination of filters, you sent the picture to Dan by text and added a message.

“put this on your ig?”

You set your phone down and sorted through some stuff on the kitchen table. You got an instant reply.

“sure. and why are you texting me, we’re literally no more than 15m apart”

You walked into the living room to see that (Y/D/N) had finished and left.

“I don’t know, I just felt like it. By the way, you teaching (Y/D/N) is just adorable. 'Dad points’ to you. (like the noun points not verb)” It was a thing you said to each other when the other person acted like a good parent.

Three minutes after Dan posted the picture, it received 9k likes on Instagram, 8k re-tweets on twitter and over 10k tumblr notes. The fans went crazy over Dan and (Y/D/N) which made you happy. You read one of the comments and it said,

“no question on why she’s such a beautiful child, she has the sexiest parents that ever existed.”

You couldn’t agree less.

“Darn right she does.”

And here, we have a guide on how to 1x1. I’ve been 1x1-ing for a few months now, and will share the basics seeing as my friend wants to break into the community. Please note that this does not cover how to get a theme or set up the pages. For that, please refer to part 02 of this guide.

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Back in the 80s I had several analog cameras but my interest never took off, it dwindled away and so did the cameras. In April 2015 I bought a used Fuji X-E2 from another middle aged man, and started taking pictures. I have taken all kinds (almost) of photography in this short time, but what I post on my tumblr is mostly landscapes and nature. I always come home with pictures of rocks, and clouds, and combination of these two. I do take a lot of my pictures around where I live in northern Norway, so the variation might not be the greates. I use Photoshop for editing, or don’t edit at all.

When I found tumblr late summer of 2015 I found an inspiring world of photography. I instantly liked the response functions and the fact that curated photo tumblrs did exist. I have always loved a good black and white photo, but can’t do it myself, yet. This year I will try some concepts themed “passing” and “repetition”. Time will show what will come out of this.


I read a great theory about it being Bethany in the theme song and it now makes sense. I made a theory not too long ago about Aria & Bethany being related. Which would explain why a lot of people thought this was Aria on the left at one point because it does look like her. I honestly believe the girls killed Bethany that night. I don’t know why or how considering they were drugged but who wasn’t drugged? Aria. She never took one sip from the cup and let’s not forget she was already awake when Spencer came back to the barn (pilot episode). Which explains why the girls are so uncomfortable around the casket in the photo on the right? “The four of you combined, you remember more about that night than you think you do.” -Alison. I’m obviously missing some pieces but it could work right? Maybe Bethany was Aria’s mental Uncle’s daughter? But they looked a lot alike which explains why Eddie recognized her? And if they did kill Bethany, it would explain why Charles is going after them too (if him & Bethany were friends.) I don’t think they remember it obviously but soon they might. edit: Okay Aria did drink from the cup but I still don’t think she got as drugged/drunk as everyone else.

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“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
Anaïs Nin
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“I absolutely love the neon-glow in this capture. Yes, it’s still a photo, but the combination of the motion blur and the high-contrast, very colourful edit gives this shot a futuristic feeling”
PWS - Pete

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so i get a lot of messages about how i edit my photos. these are some of my before&afters. all were taken with my iphone and edited with afterlight! best editing app in my opinion. the filters i mostly use are breeze, atlas, relic, meadow, russ, bright fire, equinox, antler and cave. i usually use a combination of filters and then adjust the brightness, saturation, etc.