In todays afternoon lesson we were to present our final photoshop image to the class. Our final outcome of my group space surfing on a Giottos rocket blaster seemed to amuse our fellow students. This was the reaction we hoped for as our intention was for the image to be comical. Our peers were impressed by how we experimented using the rocket blaster portraying the idea in a completely different way. As a group we wanted to have fun experimenting with our Photoshop skills as well as our layering and masking techniques. We cleverly thought of using a object used within photography practice.
As a whole we were impressed with our final outcome. The positioning of each person on the rocket blaster was well thought through and ended looking quite natural. It was important that the group created a variety of poses as we wanted to show our own personalities.
When receiving our peer feedback we noticed that mentioned that our Photoshop skills needed to be worked on. As you can see on the portrait images of ourselves there is a vague white line around the outside. This was due to a lack of time and having to produce a quick final image. It was not noticed at the time when we shot the images but my clothing and Natalie’s are dark. It was not till after when Photoshoped together that we blended into the background of the image. If we were to do something like this again we would have to take this into consideration when shooting. As our images were shrunk down in Photoshop they did slightly pixelate and blur. For next time we need to think about our image properties.
Overall for a small, quick task I was very happy with how it turned out. I felt that we clearly linked our image with our inspiration. I really enjoyed working with students I had not worked with before, producing creative, innovative work.