David Hockney is an English painter, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. He was born in Bradford, United Kingdom July 9, 1937. The photos above emulate his style because he is known to make one photo out of a collage of smaller photos. He calls these types of photos "joiners". Hockney likes to capture small pieces of the large picture and then later, put them together like a puzzle. What I like about his style is that not everything fits perfect or looks perfect, but that's just what makes the photo different.
I created my two photos above by starting with a blank image 11x14 in with 300 resolution. Then I placed the original, zoom out photo down first and sized it accordingly. After that, I took the pieces of the photos that made up the big images and opened them up separately. Some of the photos I just dragged directly on top, but for some of them I cropped them before placing them on top. Once I was happy with the final project I merged the layers and saved it.
I chose to make a Time magazine cover because I always like how the covers were always so simple, but bold with meaning. What I did to emulate the style of a Time magazine was recreate the title and headlines to make it look exactly like the actual thing and create a black and white portrait. I used a black and white style because the red border makes the image pop. I used no font, I either got a vector image or blended a headline onto the photo. My setup was just me sitting on the chair in a dark room with a light in my face. I created my photograph by adding noise to the background and contrast to my face. The rest was just copying the magazine borders and headlines. A strobe light or stroboscopic lamp, commonly called a strobe, is a device used to produce regular flashes of light. A modeling light is a continuous light source - usually a tungsten bulb, a quartz-halogen bulb, or an LED - located in proximity to a flash tube. The purpose of a modeling light is to allow a photographer to visually a sense of the lighting effect the flash, when it fires, will create. A soft box is nothing more than a light modifier. A soft box diffuses the light into a pleasing soft, even light. When used properly, it reduces harsh shadows. A reflector is any platform that reflects light. It can be used to bounce, diffuse, or flag natural and artificial light. A gray card is a middle gray reference, typically used together with a reflective light meter, as a way to produce consistent image exposure and/or color in film and photography. A radio trigger system is a wireless transmitter that tells the strobe to flash. It can be used when shooting portraits in dark rooms.
The title of this piece is “Carlsbad Soul” because the picture portrays the nightlife of our beautiful San Diego beach. The picture was taken at the Carlsbad Beach right next to the power plant at about eight P.M. The picture portrays the compositional rule of the Rule of Thirds with the palm trees falling in the left third of the screen. The photo was shot with a Nikon D550 paired with a Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED Lens. The photo was manipulated in Photoshop CC 2015. I didn’t make many changes to the original photo except change the brightness to make the stars pop a little more. My photo has been entered in the division of San Diego County Lifestyles because it illuminates what San Diego is all about. When people picture California, especially San Diego, they think of the beach, palm trees and active nightlife. My picture shows all three of those factors. The picture was printed on Epson Glossy Photo Paper from the Epson P800 digital printer.
"Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are: one equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and to yield."
Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennysen
I made this photo by starting out with a plain star photo and changing the color scale to something very dark. I then overlaid it with many images and blended them very hard to get a transparent, space feel. I added small stars with the ellipse paint tool here and there to emphasize them. The black and white filter was added to almost every photo in the picture except the top one to make the blue tree sky stand out. My model was made by intensifying the threshold on the subject so she stands out. There is about 100 different layers and effects that I can't even remember all of them.