Monday, December 8, 2008

Black and White

Yet another PHO234 assignment...

This time we were supposed to shoot a color image, convert it to grayscale and then bring back a single element of color.
Here's what I chose to do:

Second we were told to shoot an image with a lot of color in it and then convert it to black and white in 7 different ways.  Then we were supposed to choose the one we thought was best.
Here's mine - done using the Double Hue/Sat method:

Thank you to Brooke for being a wonderful model :)

All images © Andrea Garvin, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008


Although I'm studying Visual Journalism, I love being in the studio, planning out lighting and fun shots and coming up with new ways to pose a person or an object. I love it.
Recently I was assigned a new project for my Digital Color Workflow class. The point of the assignment was to photograph a product and a person using that product. The harder part: we had to color manage the photos so that the product is the exact same color, numerically, in both photos.
Here's how it turned out:

Thanks to Tom Baker for being a great model :)
*also, view his images at*

Photos ©Andrea Garvin, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Complementary Colors

More assignments from Digital Color Workflow, PHO234 at Brooks. This was a project on digital complementary colors and here is how it turned out -

Green and Magenta:

(this image can also be found on in week3 of session 0811 in Week In Pictures)

Red and Cyan:

Thank you to my wonderful roomie, Elisabeth for her modeling :)

All images © Andrea Garvin, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I'm currently taking a class called Digital Color Management.  Basically we are learning how to properly color correct our images so that they look the best they can possibly look.  This is not an easy task, given that each person perceives color differently, and each output destination produces different results - the internet being among the worst places to display your photos. So I apologize in advance for any poor quality images, and will try to replace them with better ones asap, but keep in mind that computer monitors are usually not calibrated correctly and skew images drastically, speaking in terms of color.
Regardless, here are some images from the most recent project - 
One Color on White:

and One Color on Black:

These were both meant to be properly exposed to show detail and texture in both the blacks and whites.
I needed to have all neutral colors and one color - so for the color/black image I actually spray painted the toothbrushes black so that everything would be neutral.
Overall, I had a ton of fun with this assignment and I'm looking forward to the next one -which should be done in about a week. :)

All images © Andrea Garvin, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wheat Field

Last July (2008) I came across this wheat field in Lake Mills, Wisconsin on one of my regular summer trips to visit my family.  I really loved it right away and photographed it for a while. This ended up being my best shot from the take.

Photo © Andrea Garvin, 2008